My Japanese Childhood
Contributors: Mothanna Hussein, Tamer AlMasri, Hadi Alaeddin, Lutfi Zayed, and Mohammad Mousa
Growing up in the Arab world in the 80’s and 90’s meant awesome Arabic dubbed Japanese cartoons. Before satellite television, sms and internet it was these foreign cartoons that connected us all. From Mauritania to Yemen everyone wept when Earth didn’t need Grendizer anymore after the defeat of the evil Vega. We learnt strength through unity from Kamal and Lamees. Ragheef Al 3ajeeb showed us just how powerful pita bread is. Audiences cheered Captain Majed all the way to the world cup. Jongar’s death was mourned by all. All these memories and countless more glued generations to the tele.