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.
Hollywood Reporter has learned that a live-action version of the original TV anime hero, Astro Boy, is heading to New Line, as the Warner Bros. division negotiates the rights. The entertainment industry journal also reports that disaster movie San Andreas' Andre Fabrizio and Jeremy Passmore have been hired to write a script. More after the jump.
Japanese clothing brand A Bathing Ape recently showcased its first collaboration of 2016, the results of which are a capsule collection themed around Osamu Tezuka's Astro Boy. In addition to some t-shirts, the collection includes a play on BAPE's Shark Face in the form of a glow-in-the-dark full-zip hoodie. Hit the jump for more.
Tokyo-based healthcare product company Isshindo Honpo has released many face packs collaborating with internationally famous franchises such as KISS, Marvel Super Heroes, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, and Attack on Titan. Its next 16th partners are two of Osamu Tezuka's representative manga works, Tetsuwan Atom/Astro boy and Black Jack. Hit the jump for more.
It is confirmed that Amazon Japan has listed a DVD of Robot Atom/Little Astro Boy for a release of November 3, 2015. The fourth remake anime series was aired for eight episodes in Nigeria from March to April in 2014. Hit the jump for more details.
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.