According to Middle East Eye, Japanese animated cartoons dubbed into Arabic were one of the few forms of entertainment available for children on Arab TV channels in the 1980s and '90s, and with the recent success of Saudi anime feature The Journey, writer Indlieb Farazi Saber has taken the chance to look back at a selection of classic television anime series that have made their mark in the region.
Saber writes:" It's not the first time Middle Eastern studios have delved into the world of Anime. Alter Ego Productions, based in Abu Dhabi, created the Torkaizer series in 2013. It follows an Emirati boy who travels to Japan after graduation and saves the world from an alien invasion," adding that the trend in producing "indigenous animations reflects the widespread appeal of Japanese animations, which stretches back decades."
To see the article in full, click here