Tora Aman, the local publisher of beloved and interesting comic books such as “Doraemon” and “Detective” Conan will be closing after 24 years of working.
Not only in Malaysia but also most of people all over the world grew up by reading the indigenous version of Doraemon comics regardless racially discriminated. Aside from school, Doraemon is probably one of the most amazing comic books in Malaysia that taught them Bahasa Malaysia during their early childhood. And despite the Bahasa Malaysia translation versions weren’t so nice, at least this comic was educational in nature.
Recently, there has an announcement that after 24 years of operating, Tora Aman, the local publisher that wonderful comic books like Doraemon and Detective Conan will be closing down. Foremost, the publishing firm will be clear the ground all of its comic books, with prices as low as RM2 per a book.
An announcement was posted on Facebook of Tora Aman. According to that, they will be having a Clearance Sale. And they will be offering a 50 per cent discount on every books. The Clearance Sale will be occured from April 11 to May 26.
The selling event happens at the main store of Tora Aman’s at 9, Jalan BK 1/18, Kinrara Industrial Park, Bandar Kinrara, 47100 Puchong Selangor. The store will be opened every Monday until Friday, from 9am to 5pm until the commodities are finished.
In Malaysia, Tora Aman is one of the largest comic publishing houses. This publisher has translated so many Japanese comics into the Malay and Chinese language. Of course, their most famous titles are Doraemon and Detective Conan. In addition, the publisher has also released other popular titles like Great Teacher Onizuka, Slam Dunk and Captain Tsubasa.
Along with the appearances of lots of online comic platforms in the modern society, the local publisher decided to cease their publishing activities because their receipts have been dropping very much in the past few years.
According to TheHive.Asia, the rising of Tora Aman takes place shortly after the Comics House, another local publish firm that printed translated titles of Dragon Ball, Crayon Shin-chan, One Piece, Naruto and Bleach — had finished its 21-year-work in October last year.