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.
Wansa-kun ("Little Wansa"), a 1971 manga by Osamu Tezuka about a lost puppy searching for his mother, is being adapted into a musical children's play that will run from August 18 - 28 at the Theater Tram venue in Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.
Asahi Shimbun today announced the winners of the 20th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize. Kei Ichinoseki's kabuki and ukiyoe-themed mystery Hanagami Sharaku and Kiyohiko Azuma's slice-of-life comedy Yotsuba&! were chosen as this year's Manga Grand Prix winners from seven candidates. Hit the jump for more details.
A new spin-off manga based on Osamu Tezuka's medical drama Black Jack is beginning serialization in Akita Shoten's Young Champion seinen manga anthology magazine, and it stars Black Jack's rival, the sinister Dr. Kiriko, as the protagonist. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum located in Takarazuka City, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan, is sponsoring a new art exhibit beginning in March of 2016 that focuses on the "Heroines of Osamu Tezuka". Hit the jump to learn more.