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Gold Ring (Arabic: سوار الذهب‎, Siwari Al-Dhahab) is a United Arab Emirates comic written by Qais Sedki and drawn by Akira Himekawa. The book is the UAE's first manga. The comic is printed in Arabic; an English version is available through mail order.When Sedki founded Dubai-based publishing house, Pageflip, he wrote that he wanted to fight the perception that Classical Arabic, associated with schoolwork, was "boring." To help form his comic, Sedki approached a female duo of comic book artists known under the pen name Akira Himekawa and asked for consultation on how to best express the manga style. The Himekawa duo became the artists of the books. Gold Ring was awarded the 2010 Sheikh Zayed Book Award for children's literature.Volume 2 of Gold Ring was released on March 1, 2012.In June 2014, Japanese animation studio, Gainax announced they would be developing an anime based on the comic.

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