Osamu Tezuka's Astro Boy is a true classic. It has been credited with shaping Japanese views on science and technology. The manga's popularity helped open doors for the series to become the first Japanese produced TV anime. And, if you want to read the original series, Dark Horse offers a translation in print and digital formats. They've just shared a history featurette for those interested in the seminal work.
Astro Boy, one of the most famous Japanese characters of all time, calls Dark Horse home. As a publisher devoted to great comics and great comics creators from around the world, Dark Horse has always looked with special admiration to Japan, where Osamu Tezuka, the founding figure in modern manga, helped to create the largest and most diverse comics culture on Earth.