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Astro Boy and Speed Racer Gear Up For Joint 50th Anniversary Celebration

Line of merchandise commemorates fifty years of televised anime

In January 1963, Osamu Tezuka introduced the first Japanese produced animated TV series in Astro Boy. In October 1962, Tatsunoko Production, the studio that would go on to produce Speed Racer, Gatchaman and Casshan would be founded. The two have now joined forces for a special 50-50 cross-over promotion.


TokyoNews Webstore is offering a line of merchandise along with 20 combinations of characters from both productions, such as Tsuyoshi Mifune (Speed Racer) and Atom, Mahjo and Sapphire, Hatch and Leo (Kimba), Casshan and Black Jack etc…which are unique and special designs for the collaboration.



Items include









Clear files


Tote bags



golf balls


via OsamuTezuka.net


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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