The Ōizumi-gakuen Station on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line in Nerima, Tokyo, Japan, has unveiled three new life-size statues of famous anime characters from such series as Astro Boy, Urusei Yatsura, and Galaxy Express 999. Hit the jump to learn more.
There's good news and bad news for fans of the 2003 Astro Boy anime: the series is being re-released on North American home video by Mill Creek Entertainment, but the version available is unlikely to please die-hard fans. Hit the jump to learn more.
A short teaser trailer for the upcoming international co-production, Astro Boy Reboot, has been released. Hit the jump to check it out.
Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Australia’s Animal Logic Entertainment, known for effects work on Happy Feet and Avengers: Age of Ultron, has partnered with Japan’s Tezuka Productions to develop a live-action feature based on Osamu Tezuka's manga character and star of the first televised anime series, Astro Boy. More after the jump.
Back at June's Annecy Festival’s International Animation Film Market, Monaco-based Shibuya Productions, Japan’s Tezuka Productions and France’s Caribara Animation announced plans for a new Astro Boy. The 2D/3D CG mix is planned for 26 half hour episodes, and, for the first time, producers of the new series have the right to create a completely new story. A site has now gone online.
Shortly after the 86th anniversary of "God of Manga" Osamu Tezuka birth, the Kanagawa Prefectural Government has announced the introduction of pedestrian traffic lights featuring his best known creation, Astro Boy. Appropriately the lights were installed in the Sagami Robot Industry Special Zone, an area that the government has aimed to revitalize by fostering robotics development and tourism.
It was officially announced that a stage play adaptation of Naoki Urasawa's critically-acclaimed manga Pluto is in the works by Bunkamura for early 2015. The manga is based on the "The Greatest Robot on Earth" arc of Osamu Tezuka's classic manga series Tetsuwan Atom/Astro Boy. Hit the jump for more information.