Leiji Matsumoto Discharged From Hospital

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.

Source: ANN

Update on Leiji Matsumoto (November 19, 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.

Source: ANN

Update on Leiji Matsumoto (November 17, 2019)

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

What Is Leiji Matsumoto’s Status?

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

Update on Leiji Matsumoto’s Condition

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.

Source: ANN

Leiji Matsumoto Hospitalized in Italy After Suspected Stroke

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.

Source: ANN

Galaxy Express 999 Manga to Get New Chapter in February 2018

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.

Source: ANN