Ringgit, GST, web comics force Doraemon to bid ‘sayonara’


Yasmin Ramlan

Tora Aman can no longer afford to print manga in Chinese and Bahasa Malaysia because of shifts in consumption pattern and cost factors. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Seth Akmal, April 13, 2017.

FOREIGN trends come and go. And apart from American and British pop culture, few other nations have commanded attention from Malaysians such as the Japanese.

While the music scene, which was once dominated by the likes of Shojo Tai, Shonen Tai or Momoe Yamaguchi have since been replaced by their Korean counterparts EXO or Bangtan Boys, Japanese comics continue to dominate in Malaysia.


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  • Sayonara Tora Aman, Sayonara Komik Doraemon :(

    Posted 3 years ago by Abd rahman Noraini