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.
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.