Sandokan: The Tiger of Malaysia


Sandokan: First Series

A 26-episode animated series based on Emilio Salgari's legendary pirate adventures.

Singapore, 1859. Macassar, Sandokan’s guardian and teacher, is dying. On his deathbed, the old man reveals a secret he has kept for almost two decades: Sandokan is the son of the Rajah of Kiltar, and the only member of the royal family to have survived when the palace was attacked and burned by a tribe of mercenary Dyaks. Macassar gives Sandokan a medallion carved with the image of a tiger’s head, the symbol of his father’s kingdom and his only inheritance. He then tells Sandokan to seek out James Brooke, the Governor of Labuan, who may be able to shed light on the events of that terrible night. Determined to uncover the secrets of his past, Sandokan joins the crew of a British steamer and begins his quest to learn the truth…

Rai, Mondo TV, Italy

Sandokan: The Tiger Roars Again


Sandokan: Second Series

A 26-episode animated series based on Emilio Salgari's legendary pirate adventures.

Things start to heat up in this new series set in Borneo, India, and southern China. Sandokan had claimed his inheritance and taken his place as Rajah of Kiltar, but just as he is becoming accustomed to his new kingdom, new problems threaten his throne. Aided by his ever loyal friends Yanez , Marianna, and the young Kammamuri, the new rajah will match wits with two new enemies: The White Rajah, a mysterious masked man who leads a band of ferocious ex-convicts and Nazima, the new priestess of the dreaded Thugs whose magical guardians include a mystical stone panther that moves as if of flesh and bone. Fighting Chinese monks, mysterious underground Indian cities, ghost armies and a visit to fabled Mompracem are but a few exciting moments no fan would want to miss…

Rai, Mondo TV, Italy

Sandokan: The Two Tigers


Sandokan: Third Series

A 26-episode animated series based on Emilio Salgari's legendary pirate adventures.

Samurai Island. Thieves break into a pagoda and steal an enormous ruby adorning a tiger mosaic. Unbeknownst to the thieves the theft of that precious gem will awaken of the evil spirit of Suyodhana, the high priest of the goddess Kalì. Back from the dead, Suyodhana has taken the form of a green mist with the power to possess both men and animals. Meanwhile, back at the palace of Kiltar, Sandokan's sword mysteriously shatters. Our hero, along with his faithful sidekick Yanez, sets out for Madras in order to find a replacement - only to fall into Suyodhana's trap. The story takes the viewer on an action packed quest through Nepal, China, Thailand, and India in search of “Nandaka – the perfect sword”. Will Sandokan triumph in the end or will Suyodhana finally get his revenge?

Rai, Mondo TV, Italy

The Black Corsair


The Black Corsair

A 26-episode animated series based on Emilio Salgari's legendary pirate adventures.

The Black Corsair enters Maracaibo with two loyal men, Carmaux and Van Stiller, determined to retrieve the body of his brother the Red Corsair and give him proper burial at sea. Unfortunately, the men did not take into account the cunning of the of the city's governor, the terrible Duke Van Guld, a man the corsair has sworn to kill. Which of these two enemies will triumph? Swashbuckling action from episode to episode made the Black Corsair popular worldwide...

Mondo TV, Italy

Yolanda, The Secret of the Black Rose


Yolanda, The Black Corsair's Daughter

An animated feature loosely based on Emilio Salgari's legendary pirate adventures.

When Yolanda reaches her 18th birthday, she discovers the true identity of her father: the Black Corsair, the greatest pirate of all time. A mysterious encounter reveals Yolanda's true destiny trapped inside a Black Rose.

Based on Emilio Salgari's Black Corsair saga, Yolanda: The Secret of the Black Rose was released to much acclaim in 2000 by BRB, Spain.

Sandokan, The Princess and the Pirate


Sandokan, The Princess and the Pirate

A 26-episode animated series based on Emilio Salgari's legendary pirate adventures.

The first modern animated version available in North America. Very popular throughout Europe. First broadcast in English on Channel 4 in the UK. Deprived of his throne by the evil Rajah of Sarawak, Sandokan is forced to turn to piracy to feed himself and his loyal men. But when he learns of a secret passage into the Rajah's forbidding fortress, Sandokan sets sail to regain his lost kingdom...

The animated series was subsequently combined and re-edited to form one movie length story and released on DVD for the American market.

BRB, Spain

About Us

ROH Press, established in 2007, is an independent publishing house specializing in the adventure novels of Emilio Salgari. We offer titles in English, Italian and Spanish. 


In 2008, ROH Press received the Italian Ministry of Cultural Affairs’ 2008 Translation Award for the English language version of Emilio Salgari’s classic The Tigers of Mompracem.


In 2007, Sandokan was listed as one of the 20th century’s greatest characters in Lucy Daniel’s Defining Moments in Books: The Greatest Books, Writers, Characters, Passages and Events that Shook the Literary World.

In 2013, an excerpt from our translation ofThe Mystery of the Black Jungle was included in Umberto Eco's The Book of Legendary Lands, an illustrated compilation of "the fabled places in literature and folklore that have awed, troubled, and eluded us through the ages." Salgari's works have also been referred to extensively in Eco's The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana.

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