Japanese publisher produces manga book on Vietnamese football hinh anh 1Kadokawa JSC of Japan introduces a comic series about Vietnamese football. (Photo: VNA)

Tokyo (VNA) - Kadokawa JSC of Japan on March 28 introduced a comic series about Vietnamese football which it is going to publish.

Titled “Son Goal’, this manga book was illustrated by Japanese artist Baba Tamio.

It is about the journey of a boy whose father is Brazilian and mother is Vietnamese, and his Vietnamese name is Son. His family moved to Vietnam when his father took up a job in the country. In Vietnam, Son met and made friends with a group of teenagers, and helped their football team become a strong one.  

Japanese publisher produces manga book on Vietnamese football hinh anh 2Publishing Director of Kadokawa Aoyagi Masayuki (Photo: VNA)

At a meeting with Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Vu Hong Nam, Aoyagi Masayuki - Publishing Director of Kadokawa said with the support of the Kim Dong Publishing House of Vietnam, Kadokawa developed the manga series with the hope to help children of the two countries find joy in sports and understand more about teamwork.

Through famous landscapes of Vietnam mentioned in the series such as Dragon Bridge or My Khe beach, the manga is hoped to help foreigners, including Japanese understand more about Vietnam and its people, Kadokawa said.

According to Masayuki, the publisher wants to present 1,000 books to Vietnamese children through the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan.

For his part, Ambassador Nam thanked Kadokawa JSC for its idea to publish the manga comic book, stressing that this is a meaningful event when Vietnam and Japan are preparing to celebrate the 50th founding anniversary of the diplomatic relations.

Representing the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) in Japan, Nguyen Vo Huyen Duong, who connects Kadokawa and Vietnamese partners, said "Son Goal" is slated to make debut in Vietnam May this year.

In addition to "Son Goal", Masayuki said Kadokawa planned to cooperate with the Hanoi University of Industrial Fine Arts and publishers in Vietnam to produce other manga series, which will be written and illustrated by Vietnamese people./.