FUNN opens window to exciting world of anime for young learners at SHASHAH 2022

Sheikha Jawaher Bint Abdallah

Set to run from March 11 – 13, family-friendly event combines love of learning and entertainment

Sharjah, February 21, 2022


An immersive experience of anime culture awaits young fans of the art form as FUNN, a Sharjah-based organisation that promotes media arts learning among children and youth, announces the launch of SHASHAH, a biannual creative and educational event, set to take place from March 11 – 13, 2022 in AlJada, Sharjah.

In line with FUNN’s mission of stimulating children’s creativity and imagination with new media art forms, SHASHAH will connect the anime community across Sharjah and the UAE through an exciting range of workshops, cosplays, competitions, talks, films,, and more. Evoking the bright colours and fantastic tales of the popular comics, this year’s edition of SHASHAH promises to be a playground of anime-themed activities where children and youth can express themselves through their talent and learn new skills.

Young artists and animators can add anime to their repertoire of styles at the Anime Zone, where three studios will guide them through the ideation, sketching and production processes.

As well as creating anime, enthusiasts of the genre can also enter the immersive 360-degree world of Tokyo Chronos and play the VR Mystery Visual Novel game at the VR Zone. VR gear and disposable face masks will be provided for game enthusiasts.

Creators and fans of anime can also display their work and sell their products at the Artist’s Alley while visitors can stop by a range of attractions and take breaks in the seating areas under the canopy of blossoming Sakura trees or origami shades.   

Sheikha Jawaher Bint Abdullah Al Qasimi, Director of FUNN, said: “The 2022 edition of SHASHAH stays true to FUNN’s dedication of making learning fun, and provides an inspiring platform for children and young people to enhance their creative talent and develop new artistic skills. An international pop culture phenomenon, anime helps young learners in the region develop an appreciation of a new culture and aesthetics and opens the doors for advanced learning and future careers of our creative youth in this vibrant field.”

SHASHAH is open to all children and youth, anime enthusiasts, and anyone who wishes to learn a new creative skill. To know more and attend the event, visitors can register at

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