Life in the fast lane: Lyles ready to slow down after worlds

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Noah Lyles is counting down the days until he can kick back and read comic books, record some music he’s written, spend money on fashionable clothes and do whatever other non-track ...

Review: Simpson breaks from country with 'Sound & Fury'

Sturgill Simpson, "Sound & Fury" (Elektra) Forget country, outlaw country or whatever Sturgill Simpson's genre-pushing music has been categorized as. "Sound &am...

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...

2020 Taiwan Lantern Festival poster revealed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Tourism Bureau has revealed the poster for the 2020 Taiwan Lantern Festival, which is designed around the theme of a fantasy forest. The event poster was d...

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...

Taipei comic expo to feature anime, comics, games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 Comic Exhibition will take place at Taipei World Trade Center's Exhibition Hall 1 between Aug. 1 and 5. Now in its 20th year, the showcase will feature 1,2...

Police get arrest warrant as survivor recalls Kyoto arson

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police have obtained an arrest warrant for a suspect as soon as he regains consciousness from injuries in a deadly arson at a Kyoto anime studio. Kyoto police s...

Reports say suspect in deadly Kyoto arson attack had grudge

TOKYO (AP) — Police were investigating Friday the gutted animation studio building in Kyoto where a man raging about theft set a fire that killed 33 people, crushing the hearts of comic fans in ...

Police search Kyoto animation studio where fire killed 33

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police are searching for clues into why a man set a Kyoto anime studio on fire, gutting the building and crushing the hearts of many comic fans around the world. ...

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...

A Japanese fire official says the death toll at the Kyoto anime studio fire is 33, nobody else is believed to be missing

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese fire official says the death toll at the Kyoto anime studio fire is 33, nobody else is believed to be missing.

Suspected arson in Japan anime studio leaves up to 13 dead

TOKYO (AP) — A man burst into an animation production studio in Kyoto and set it on fire early Thursday, killing one person, leaving 12 others presumed dead and a dozen possibly trapped inside. ...

Taiwan rises to No.1 in Asia for masturbation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese engage in more sexual self-pleasure than people in other Asian countries according to a survey by Japanese manufacturer of "hygienic sexual wellness items" ...

Hachimura hopes his success helps growth of Japan basketball

NEW YORK (AP) — Rui Hachimura used to adore a manga and anime series called "Slam Dunk," which followed a high school basketball team's trials and tribulations and helped bring the sport into the Japa...

Filipina streamer Charess to greet fans at Computex Taipei today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Popular Filipina streamer and cosplayer Charess Kurogane will be meeting with her fans this afternoon (May 31) at Computex Taipei. Charess will be holding a meet and greet w...