Manga Star.

Japanese primary school children learn with Unimog comic.

Football legend Pepe has one. So does MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi. And now also the Unimog. The Mercedes-Benz Special Truck joins the ranks of the stars who have been honored with their own character in the world of Japanese mangas. And all this in the name of education. Because the comic booklet "The Secret of a Multipurpose Work Vehicle" serves as learning material for primary school children.

Whets kids' appetite for learning.

The Japanese company Gakken has published the Unimog comic as part of the publisher's own Manga series to give children an insight into the diverse range of tasks performed by a commercial vehicle. The popular manga style will arouse curiosity and present the content in a way that is easy to comprehend.

A total of 27,000 printed copies were donated to national, public and private primary schools, public libraries and children's wards. The publisher also provides an electronic version. On the online infotainment platform Gakken Kids Net: kids.gakken.co.jp/himitsu/library164 (available in Japanese only).

Unimog offers real adventure potential.

In "The Secret of a Multi-Purpose Work Vehicle" the 12-year-old Mugino follows in the footsteps of the Mercedes-Benz all-rounder. In order to support his father, he sets off in search of parts for five separated components from five Unimog implement carriers for building one special Unimog for “World Peace”. In the process, the boy, who lives in Germany, learns a great deal about the special truck's intended use. From weed-killing to cleaning and levelling work to snow clearing and exciting rail-road missions. And very important: disaster relief. Because thanks to its impressive off-road capability, the Unimog can reach even the most remote locations.

Successful teamwork.

Idea and story of the Unimog Manga were developed by the Japanese publisher Gakken. The Unimog experts from Mercedes-Benz importer Y-Engineering Company Ltd. delivered vehicle know-how.

The result is an entertaining comic booklet in the typical Unimog teamwork, which does credit to the Unimog. Maybe even Pepe and Valentino Rossi will take a look at it – just as colleagues do.

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