The website for the Asahi Shimbun newspaper has reported that manga creator Leiji Matsumoto was discharged from a hospital in Turin, Italy on the morning of December 4, 2019 after being hospitalized on November 15, 2019. According to the hospital, Matsumoto is recovering well and returning to Japan on the same day.
Matsumoto was hospitalized in Turin, Italy on November 15, 2019 after collapsing, but his condition eventually stabilized the following day. The Asahi Shimbun newspaper reported that it was suspected that he had a stroke at the time of his collapse and that he was in serious condition. The Kyodo News agency then reported Matsumoto had undergone a head examination at the hospital, but the examination did not detect any serious symptoms.
Matsumoto had received emergency treatment including endotracheal intubation, but he was moved to the recovery ward on November 20, 2019.
The Kita-Q International Manga Fest event has announced that Leiji Matsumoto canceled his appearance at the November 30, 2019 event for health reasons. The event will be held at West Japan General Exhibition Center in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka from November 30-December 1, 2019.
Matsumoto was hospitalized in Turin, Italy on November 15, 2019 after collapsing, but his condition eventually stabilized the following day. There has been no updates on Matsumoto’s health status since November 16, 2019. At that time, his Japanese office said it was not clear when Matsumoto will return to Japan as he will remain hospitalized for the time being.
The Asahi Shimbun is reporting that Leiji Matsumoto did not suffer a stroke, but was hospitalized due to accumulated fatigue, according to Matsumoto’s office in Japan.
According to the hospital where he is being treated, Matsumoto had a breathing tube inserted after he was checked into the emergency unit. The Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata reported that doctors removed the tube at 4 p.m. on Nov. 16, 2019 as his condition had stabilized.
However, Matusomoto’s Japanese office says it is not clear when he will return to Japan as he will remain hospitalized for the time being.
Source: The Asahi Shimbun
After seeing the article at Anime News Network earlier today and sharing what I gleaned from that, I’m learning that there’s actually conflicting information coming out of Japanese media.
NHK World is reporting that Leiji Matsumoto is in intensive care after having been put into a medically induced coma. Apparently, the hospital told NHK that a preliminary diagnosis indicated that Matsumoto is in serious condition, but that it will be at least another 24 hours before further details are known.
But, from what Anime News Network was reporting earlier today from their sources, things sounded more positive for Leiji Matsumoto. So what’s the truth here? We’ll just have to wait and see, I guess.
Source: NHK World
The Kyodo News agency has reported that manga creator Leiji Matsumoto’s condition is now stable after being transported to a hospital in Italy. According to Kyodo’s source who has ties with Matsumoto, the creator is expected to be eventually discharged from the hospital and return to Japan following his recuperation.
Also, according to the source, Matsumoto had undergone a head examination at the hospital, but the examination did not detect any serious symptoms.
According to Italian media, Matsumoto was hospitalized in Turin, Italy on November 15, 2019 after collapsing. The Asahi Shimbun newspaper reported that it was suspected that he had a stroke and that he was in serious condition. The newspaper added that according to Italian media, after Matsumoto started speaking inarticulately at an event, staff took him back to his hotel, and he was then taken to hospital via emergency transport.
Matsumoto was in Turin to attend a series of events that celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Captain Harlock anime’s debut on Italian television.
The website for the Asahi Shimbun newspaper has reported that according to Italian media, artist and manga creator Leiji Matsumoto was hospitalized in Turin, Italy on November 15, 2019 after collapsing. Asahi Shimbun noted that it is suspected that he had a stroke and that he is in serious condition. The newspaper added that according to Italian media, after Matsumoto started speaking inarticulately at an event, staff took him back to his hotel, and he was then taken to hospital via emergency transport.
The Kyodo news agency has also confirmed through the Corriere della Sera daily newspaper that Matsumoto has been hospitalized for a suspected stroke and is in serious condition, but the agency did not confirm the other details noted by Asahi Shimbun.
The Leiji Matsumoto Cultural Association, the organization hosting Matsumoto’s stay in Italy, noted that Matsumoto is currently undergoing medical examination, but his current situation remains unclear.
Matsumoto was in Turin to attend a series of events that celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Captain Harlock anime’s debut on Italian television. According to the Leiji Matsumoto Cultural Association, Matsumoto was scheduled for an autograph signing at the Cinema Massimo on November 15, 2019, but was only able to sign a few autographs before retiring to his hotel room and undergoing medical supervision. At the moment, Matsumoto’s commitments on November 16 and November 17 are currently being evaluated.
Shogakukan has revealed that its upcoming Matsumoto Leiji – Mugen Sōzō Kidō book — which celebrates the 79-year-old (turning 80 years old on January 25, 2018) manga creator and illustrator Leiji Matsumoto — will contain a new chapter of Matsumoto’s Galaxy Express 999 manga.
The book itself tells anecdotes from Matsumoto’s life and career, and includes some of his drawings from his time drawing dōjinshi; a round table talk with manga artist Tetsuya Chiba, voice actress Masako Nozawa, and actress Shoko Ikeda; and interviews with singer Isao Sasaki and voice actress Youko Asagami. The book will ship in Japan on February 28, 2018.
Seven Seas Entertainment has announced it has licensed Leiji Matsumoto’s Space Battleship Yamato (Uchū Senkan Yamato) manga. The company will release the manga in one large trim hardcover omnibus volume titled Space Battleship Yamato: The Classic Collection on October 30, 2018.
The Yamato space opera franchise began with the first Space Battleship Yamato television series in 1974. Matsumoto’s manga ran concurrently with the show and was compiled into three volumes in Japan.
The original Space Battleship Yamato anime was adapted for American television in 1979 as Star Blazers.
The official website of manga creator and illustrator Leiji Matsumoto has announced that Matsumoto’s Sexaroid manga will get a sequel manga titled Sexaroid 4 in the Yūkan Fuji newspaper. Midori Aoi will draw the manga, and Oggi Pictures is in charge of the planning and scenario. The newspaper will debut the manga on October 2, 2017, and it will serialize every weekday.
The new manga’s story is set 20 years after the ending of the original Sexaroid manga, with Yuki having given birth to quadruplets. Each of the four siblings have special powers, and have matured at varying speeds. They join G Bureau to help their father Shima, who is now the bureau chief, and undertake missions to stop the mysterious Fourth Plan.
Leiji Matsumoto published the original Sexaroid manga in the Manga Goraku magazine from 1968 to 1970.
Gainax announced at Japan Expo in Paris that it is producing three anime films based on Leiji Matsumoto’s works with Production GoodBook. The first is The Zero Century Emeraldas, which is scheduled to open in 2020.
The other two films in the trilogy are The Zero Century Herlock in 2023 and The Zero Century Maetel in 2026.
Yoshiyuki Sadamoto is designing the characters, and Katsumi Itabashi is designing the mecha. Masaki Wachi is writing the script. Toshihisa Kaiya is serving as chief animation director, and Gainax co-founder and president Hiroyuki Yamaga is directing.