Japanese corporations Kodansha, Tezuka Productions, NTT DoCoMo, VAIO, and Fujisoft are all joining forces for the "Atom Project", a weekly subscription service that allows purchasers to build their own personal communciations robot based on the titular character from Osamu Tezuka's classic manga and TV anime, Astro Boy (known as Tetsuwan Atom in Japan). Hit the jump to learn more.
Plans for an anime adaptation of Astro Boy prequel Atom the Beginning have been expanded upon, starting with the fact that it will air on NHK General TV starting in spring 2017. See who's involved after the jump.
From October 13-30, an exhibition at KISS EXPO TOKYO 2016 ~ Exposition of Hell ~, a presentation of memorabilia and art dedicated to American rock band KISS, is being held at Tokyo's Laforet Museum Harajuku. Among the attractions will be Nampei Kaneko homages to the the group's Destroyer and Love Gun album, featuring the original anime hero Astro Boy. Get a look after the jump.
Yesterday we posted about a new site teasing something called Astro Boy: Edge of Time, including visual hints at other stars from God of Manga Osamu Tezuka's vast library of creations. Depending on what you were hoping for, you'll either be pumped or deflated once you find out that the item behind the teaser is a digital collectible card game. Read on for more.
Today, a Trust The Ministry site has put stars of classic Osamu Tezuka manga, including Astro Boy, Black Jack, Dororo's Hyakkimaru, the Phoenix, Ambassador Magma and Rock against a flaming background with the names of artists Hiroya Oku (Gantz, Inuyashiki) Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill ), Giovanni Giorgio Moroder (Oscar winner for "Flashdance... What a Feeling"), NekoshowguN (Lollipop Chainsaw, DrumMania), and Suda 51 (Grasshopper Manufacture), plus project supervisor Makoto Tezuka.
The July issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Heroes is announcing that Atom the Beginning - a prequel manga by Tetsuro Kasahara based on Osamu Tezuka's classic manga Tetsuwan Atom (known in English as Astro Boy) - will be receiving an anime adaptation. Hit the jump to learn more.
Back at 2014's MIFA, Monaco-based Shibuya Productions, Japan’s Tezuka Productions and France’s Caribara Animation announced plans for a new Astro Boy Reboot. The 2D/3D CG mix was planned for 26 half-hour episodes, and while Tezuka Pro continue to control the IP for TV anime's first hero, for the first time, producers of the new series have the right to create a completely new story. A new visual offers the latest look at this project.