MAPPA and Tezuka Production are teaming up to create a TV anime adaptation of Dororo, an unfinished historical fantasy manga by Osamu Tezuka about a young man who must defeat 48 demons to reclaim the parts of his body that were stolen from him as an infant. Hit the jump to learn more.
"God of Manga" Osamu Tezuka launched boy robot Astro Boy in 1952. "Dirty Uncle of Manga" Go Nagai created the pioneer cockpit-piloted robot Mazinger Z, as well as Devilman, in 1972. The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum will hold a special exhibition from Oct. 26 honoring these anniversaries. More after the jump.
While promoting his movie Sunset Stories ahead of the South by Southwest film festival, writer/director Ernesto Foronda (writer on the critically acclaimed Asian American movie Better Luck Tomorrow) let it slip that he is working on an adaptation of Osamu Tezuka's demon fighting action manga Dororo. More after the jump.