KADOKAWA To Publish Unique Vietnamese Shonen Manga For The First Time In Japan
Publishing big KADOKAWA introduced in a press launch on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, that the corporate has collaborated with Kim Dong Publishing firm to convey an authentic Vietnamese shonen manga to Japan for the primary time.
KADOKAWA CPO Masayuki Aoyagi introduced that the collaboration will start with the publication of a youth soccer manga referred to as “SON GOAL!” by writer Baba Tamio.
Through the press convention, Vietnamese Ambassador Vu Hong Nam acknowledged that Tamio’s manga revolves round a Vietnamese boy growing friendships and rising by way of soccer. It additionally options many vacationer spots and the tradition of Vietnam.
“I feel there are some superb factors about this try. Initially, all Vietnamese love soccer. And manga may be very common amongst Vietnamese youngsters. Soccer and manga. Extra importantly, there is no such thing as a doubt that it will likely be a bridge to deepen the connection between Vietnam and Japan. Additionally, there are nonetheless many Vietnamese who’ve by no means visited the sights of their very own nation, so allow them to learn about their nation. I’m assured that this challenge shall be profitable and shall be accepted by many Vietnamese youngsters, “mentioned Nam.
Ambassador Nam and Aoyagi additionally acknowledged that on completion of the work, 1000 copies of the manga shall be donated to the Vietnamese Embassy for the kids in Vietnam.
Moreover, in collaboration with Hanoi College of Industrial Arts and Kim Dong Publishing Firm, KADOKAWA can be selling vertically scrolling manga in color, “Tatesuku” in Japan , in addition to making efforts to search out new companions.
Vietnam can be working with Japan to forestall copyright infringements. As, talked about beforehand, the nation may also be part of the Japan-based anti-piracy group CODA(Content material Abroad Distribution Affiliation).
Supply: Kadokawa press launch