News Anpanman's Yanase Retires From Manga Creator Group Post
posted on 2012-06-25 23:56 EDT
The Asahi Shimbun paper reported on Saturday that Takashi Yanase, the 93-year-old manga creator of Soreike! Anpanman, is retiring as the head of the Japan Cartoonists Association. Yanase served in that role since 2000, but the newspaper reports that he is retiring in consideration for his age and health. His superhero character Anpanman has appeared in over three dozen anime projects since its creation in 1988.