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.
News out of Annecy is that Shibuya Productions, Tezuka Productions and Caribara Animation are teaming up on a new Astro Boy. The 2D/3D CG mix is planned for 26 half hour episodes, and while Tezuka Pro continue to control the IP, for the first time, producers of the new series have the right to create a completely new story. More after the jump.
Following Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno's illustration of Space Battleship Yamato for the cover of the Anime Busience' first issue and Evangelion original character designer and manga author Yoshiyuki Sadamoto's Akira cover on the second, Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo is the latest luminary to cover the business journal with an Astro Boy cover on the third. More after the jump.
Seattle-based art director and designer Bruce Yan recently opened his first one-person show, “Brand New” at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles with iconic logos redesigned to feature iconic characters, mostly from animated classics. So, along with likes of Ariel as the Starbucks mermaid and Bugs as the Playboy bunny, there was out great Hayao Miyaki inspired graphic work. See the results after the jump.