#202 Takashi Yanase


He is the creator of the children’s comic book and TV show Anpanman.

The story of a superhero that helps others in need.

Has a head made of bread filled with red bean paste.

He helps people and offers his own head to the hungry.

Uh. You had me up until the people eating your face part…

…but it’s still a beloved cartoon in Japan.

The theme tune is up-beat and cheerful and has boomed in popularity since the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Tohoku.

He sadly passed away last week at the age of 94. Rest in peace Mr. Yanase.


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