First overseas Anpanman shop to open in Taiwan in September

Jul 30, 2015

First overseas Anpanman shop to open in Taiwan in September

The first overseas shop specializing in goods from the popular anime character Anpanman is set to open in September in Taipei, with many goods available exclusively at the outlet to attract local families and tourists, toymaker Bandai Co. said. Anpanman (an-bread man), a superhero ...

Takashi Yanase, creator of beloved 'Anpanman,' dies at 94

Oct 15, 2013

Takashi Yanase, creator of beloved 'Anpanman,' dies at 94

Takashi Yanase, creator of “Anpanman,” one of the most popular Japanese anime series for children, died of heart failure at a Tokyo hospital early Sunday, his agency said Tuesday. He was 94. He had been in the hospital since late August for liver cancer, ...