With the prevalence of translated comics that can be read online, sales for physical comics haven’t been so great, and clearly, everyone is feeling the pinch. Tora Aman was founded in 1993, with the release of the translated version of the Doraemon manga, which most of us would remember growing up.
Other popular titles output by the publishing house are Detective Conan, Great Teacher Onizuka, Slam Dunk and Captain Tsubasa. The books weren’t expensive either, selling for RM 5.90 a copy, and they have to produce at least 5,000 units each volume for them to sell at that price.
As of the moment, Tora Aman is having stock clearance sales for their comics, as low as RM 2 per book, so if you want to go grab your favourite series, you still have a chance at their factory outlet.
We tried contacting Tora Aman directly but they have yet to respond, so we can’t say exactly what prompted the closure or whether they’ll actually be gone for good.
The sale will run from 11 -26 April at this address, should you want to go pay your last respects.
KLK Press Sdn Bhd,
No. 9, Jalan BK 1/18, Kinrara Industrial Park, Bandar Kinrara,
47100, Puchong, Selangor, 47100, Malaysia.
Thank you Tora Aman, it’s sad to see you go.
Image taken from Farhana Hatiqah’s blog