For the first time, Tokyo TV to air Saudi anime ‘Woodcutter’s Treasure’

Screenshot from Saudi Arabian anime, “The Woodcutter’s Treasure.” (Screengrab)
Updated 20 May 2018

For the first time, Tokyo TV to air Saudi anime ‘Woodcutter’s Treasure’

TOKYO: TV Tokyo will broadcast on Sunday the first episode of Saudi Arabian anime, “The Woodcutter’s Treasure.”
The animated co-production is the first of its kind between Japan’s Toei Animation and Saudi Arabia’s Manga Productions, an affiliated company of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s MiSK Foundation.
The cartoon will run for 13 episodes, each 20-minute-long episode is based on Saudi Arabian folklore and aimed at children and families. The cartoon will be in both Arabic and Japanese.
The Saudi Press Agency said the cartoon will be aired during primetime hours.
A senior producer at TV Tokyo was quoted as saying: “We are delighted that the first episode of The Woodcutter’s Treasure will be shown for the first time on Japanese television, even prior to airing it in the Arab world.
“It's story is of global nature and reminds us of the fascinating ancient stories from Japanese history.”


Actress Nelly Karim reveals she underwent potentially paralyzing surgery

Nelly Karim is the daughter of a Russian mother and an Egyptian father. (AFP)
Updated 51 min 40 sec ago

Actress Nelly Karim reveals she underwent potentially paralyzing surgery

  • The former ballerina revealed that she had a benign facial tumor that she had to get surgically removed
  • Karim took to Instagram to pay tribute to the team of doctors who performed the complicated surgery

DUBAI: Egyptian actress Nelly Karim announced this week that she underwent a “tough” surgery that could have left her face permanently paralyzed. 

Speaking to television presenter Eman El-Hossary of the Egyptian program “DMC Evening,” the former ballerina revealed that she had a benign facial tumor that she had to get surgically removed at the Massachusetts General Hospital in the US.

 

 

 “I went to different doctors, but they were all scaring me because in this surgery, I will either be paralyzed or I will return back in good health,” the “Segn El-Nesa” star said of the complicated but successful surgery during the phone interview.

 “I was a little shocked, but thank God I am okay now,” she added. 

 A week earlier, Karim took to Instagram to pay tribute to the team of doctors who performed the complicated operation. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thank you Dr Lin & amazing team ( Greys anatomy ) for saving my life and making an amazing job @masseyeandear & @massgeneral

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“Thank you Dr Lin & amazing team (Greys Anatomy) for saving my life and making an amazing job,” she wrote alongside an image of herself and the three surgeons she shared with her 5.4 million Instagram followers. 

Karim, a mother of four, is the daughter of a Russian mother and an Egyptian father. She was the first actress hailing from the North African nation to serve as a jury member at the 73rd edition of the Venice Film Festival in 2016.