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.
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.