Photo of the Day: 'Castle in the Sky' over Taipei's Ximen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese-American captured this stunning photo of the sky over Taipei's Ximending area after the tail of Typhoon Maysak left Taiwan and began pummeling South Korea ...

Cute DIY costumes spotted at Tianmu Halloween Festival in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2019 Tianmu Halloween Festival on Oct. 26 saw a plethora of kids wearing cute, creative costumes with a wide variety of themes, such as horror film villains, cartoon c...

Taiwanese voice actress behind Shin-chan dies at age 49

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Chiang Tu-hui (蔣篤慧), the voice actress behind popular anime characters such as Crayon Shin-chan and Chibi Maruko-chan for Taiwanese audiences, died this morning (Sept. 16) of c...

Netflix ramps up presence in Taiwan, eyes original content

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Netflix on Monday (July 29) decided to become a member of the New Media Entertainment Association (NMEA) in Taiwan, signaling more cooperation with Taiwanese content provi...

Anime studio hit by deadly fire is known for skill, fan base

TOKYO (AP) — It may not be as famous as Japanese anime legend Studio Ghibli, but Kyoto Animation has many core fans and is known as a team of skilled animators that provides top-quality work for other...

M. Night Shyamalan's 'Glass' is No. 1 with $40.6M debut

NEW YORK (AP) — M. Night Shyamalan's "Glass" didn't live up to expectations but it still easily dominated the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend at the box office, debuting with an estimated $40.6 million...

Taiwanese artists invited to exhibit their works at New York Comic Con

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese artists were invited to participate in the first collective exhibition of Anime Fest today, part of New York Comic Con. Eleven industry leaders were granted booths...

Photo of the Day: Kaohsiung Light Rail tram compared to 'Spirited Away' train

TAIPEI -- As southern Taiwan was hammered by a tropical depression that brought huge quantities of rain to Kaohsiung, among other counties and cities, Taiwanese netizens compared a photo of the Kaohsi...

Pro Taiwan baseball team will sport 'Dragon Ball Z' uniforms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taiwanese professional baseball team Chinatrust Brothers will wear uniforms for two games in May that are inspired by the Japanese anime TV series "Dragon Ball Z,"...

Love from three sisters turns grandma’s village in southern Taiwan into tourist attraction

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—As three sisters’ love for their grandma has turned a village in southern Taiwan into a tourist attraction, many elderly people who live alone in the village are out s...

Remember her? Cutest Halloween duo becomes Internet sensation again

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)-- Last year, Momo, a little girl from Kaohsiung melted everyone's hearts with her adorable Halloween costume of No Face from Spirited Away. This year, she teamed up with her l...

The curious figure of Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), the current mayor of Taipei is an interesting figure, and one that may be setting Taiwan's political future in a new direction. Many might say that glob...

Places to watch trains traveling through beautiful scenery along Taiwan’s eastern railway line

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Trains on Taiwan’s eastern railway line pass through beautiful mountains, valleys, fields and coasts. But where can people go to watch these scenes? Trains trave...

Kevin Kwan: Americans will embrace 'Crazy Rich Asians' movie

HONG KONG (AP) — Kevin Kwan believes that America will embrace the "Crazy Rich Asians" movie, which is based on his best-selling novel of the same name. The Singaporean novelist was ...

Ed Skrein pulls out of 'Hellboy' film after backlash

NEW YORK (AP) — British actor Ed Skrein has withdrawn from the upcoming "Hellboy" reboot a week after his casting sparked outcries of whitewashing. In a lengthy post on his social me...