The Ministries of Culture and Education launched the “Manga Education” program to produce comics. For male and female general education students in the intermediate and secondary stages in public, private and foreign schools, as part of the virtual extracurricular activities applied on the “My School Platform”.
The program consists of 10 educational episodes, the content of which was built according to best practices and international standards by experts in prestigious Japanese universities, with the aim of developing the capabilities of male and female students in the field of drawing in the manner of manga, and providing them with the skills necessary to understand the basics of producing comics, such as the skills of drawing characters and writing. and drawing storyboard events.
“Manga” is defined as one of the forms of Japanese art that relies on cartoon drawings, books and graphic novels, and it differs from graphic stories or what is known as American comic books in several aspects, as it is read from back to front and from right to left, on the other hand. Unlike comics, which read from front to back.
The program comes as an extension of the existing partnership between the Ministries of Culture and Education within the framework of activating the strategy for developing cultural capabilities by including culture and arts in public education, and based on the importance of civilized cultural communication, promoting aesthetic and artistic values in comics drawings, and motivating students to innovate and create comics with a cultural identity. patriotism.