First overseas Anpanman shop to open in Taiwan in September


Children are joined by Anpanman and other characters at the Anpanman Children’s Museum in Mall in Fukuoka’s Hakata Ward. (The Asahi Shimbun)

The Asahi Shimbun
Date: September 01, 2015
Translated by The Asahi Shimbun from the website of Anime Anime Japan Ltd.

The first overseas shop specializing in the long-running Anpanman anime series for children will open in Taiwan in September.

The Anpanman Official Shop Taipei will be located at the Shin Kong Mitsukoshi department store in Taipei. It will serve as the flagship store for future operations in the region of publisher Froebel-Kan Co., anime studio TMS Entertainment Co. and Nippon Television Network Corp., which have handled business deals related to the superhero series.

Based on a picture-book series by Takashi Yanase, the “Soreike! Anpanman” animated TV series hit the airwaves 27 years ago in Japan. Since then, the superhero, whose head is made of a sweet bun, has always been ranked high on the list of children’s favorite characters in Japan.     [FULL  STORY]

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