Arabic Manga Gold Ring Gets Anime
(c) Gold Ring production committee/ Pageflip/ Akira Himekawa

Akira Himekawa is a pseudonym of two Japanese artists – A. Honda and S. Nagano. They became famous as the creators of The Legend of Zelda manga series and spinoffs. After this hit project, their other quite interesting work – Gold Ring – is getting an anime…paving the way for something that might grab the abandoned shounen fans.


Gold Ring is the first and still only manga created and published in the United Arab Emirates. It is the first to be originally written in Arabic as well.

The story of the project focuses on falconry and the participation of the main character in a special tournament. Initially, main character Sultan and his best friend Ziad are just two boys who like to watch the Gold Ring falconry competition, following all events closely. One day, they find a caged falcon near the stadium. Sultan releases the animal, hoping it will find its way into the wild. When he discovered the falcon at his doorstep on the next day…well, Sultan decides to train the falcon for the next Gold Ring competition.

The writer of the story, Qais Sedki works alongside the duo and supposedly all three of them will collaborate and oversee the animation production which will be done by studio GAINAX.

Source: Akira Himekawa

Are you feeling excited about this new project? Sure sounds unusual!

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