Manga Productions, Salon Films (HK) and Digital Daylight Animation have signed an exclusive agreement to distribute the animated feature film “The Journey” in Asiaexcluding the Japanese market.
HONG KONG, March 25, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Manga Productions, Salon Films (HK) and Digital Daylight Animation have signed an exclusive distribution agreement for the animated feature film “The Journey” (co-produced by Saudi Arabia manga productions and from Japan Toei Animation) in Asia, excluding the Japanese market. The film was previously released in Middle East and North Africa (MENA), as well as in Japan to positive reviews from critics and audiences alike in the release’s territories.
“We are honored to partner with Manga Productions and Digital Daylight Animation to present this amazing storytelling Saudi Arabia cultural work at Asia,” noted Fred Wangpresident of Salon Films HK “The film is beautifully made with world-class quality. Additionally, we are excited about the opportunity to distribute Manga’s subsequent works in the future, as we know they will be extremely entertaining and cherished all along Asia.”
Manga Productions aims to be a regional and global pioneer in the production of creative content in animation, video games and comics. The company seeks to contribute and develop creative and ambitious talent in the creative content industry through development programs and cross-cultural exchange programs with experts in the field.
dr. Essam BoukharyCEO of Manga Productions, commented on the signing saying, “We are thrilled to announce this distribution deal with Salon Films as The Journey is the first Saudi Japanese anime film to reach various territories around the world. And Asia is a significant anime market with many fans of the genre.” He added, “It will be the springboard for many other Manga Productions projects that compete with international quality standards and showcase the enriched legacy Saudi Arabia has to offer.”
“The Journey” is an epic story based on an epic tale about the ancient civilizations of the Arabian Peninsula and the Middle East which establishes historical folklore and revolves around a group of men who must protect their historically peaceful town from a massive invading army. The film was originally directed by Shizuno Kubo (“Godzilla”, “Case Closed”), with a script by Atsuhiro Tomioka (“Pokemon”, “Fairy Tale”), character designs by Tatsuro Iwamoto (“Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney”), and score composed by Kaoru Wada (“Inuyasha”, “D. Gray-man”). The Journey is a unique collaboration between TOEI Animation and Manga Productions with staff working from Riyadh and Tokyo with a number of Saudi talents trained during the film’s production.
Adam ClarkDigital Daylight, 1-425-298-7281, [email protected]
Sarah AltaweelManga Productions, (55) 111-8175, [email protected]
SOURCE Digital Daylight