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7:00 PM on 08.14.2013

Japan sent a talking robot to space

In a move that could only be described as either totally awesome or fiscally irresponsible, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency -- or JAXA for short -- has delivered a talking robot to the International Space Station. It'...

Tim Sheehy


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3:00 PM on 11.06.2012

Unpublished manga of Astroboy's Osamu Tezuka discovered

The world really is still full of lost treasure, isn't it? An unpublished copy of a manga created by legendary mangaka and Astroboy (Mighty Atom) creator, Osamu Tezuka has been discovered. The 19 page book was given to a for...

Hiroko Yamamura

3:30 PM on 10.20.2010

Live-action/CG Pluto on the way?

Today from Deadline, we've gotten word that Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment are teaming up to bring out a live-action and CG hybrid film of Pluto, the darker retelling of Osamu Tezuka's original manga, Astro...

Ben Huber

11:00 AM on 10.26.2009

Astro Boy debuts at #6 at the box office, not looking too hot

Well, it looks like Astro Boy has shown his true colors, coming in at #6 on its opening weekend, with $7 million. Also debuting over the weekend was Saw VI, which grossed $14 million, along with Cirque du Freak, which brought...

Brad Rice

11:00 AM on 10.21.2009

Weekly Astro Boy Magazine brings Tezuka to the iPhone

Looking for some manga on the go? How about Osamu Tezuka's Astro Boy? I bet you were expecting me to say Bleach or Lucky Star, weren't you?Well, thanks to the people at Tezuka Productions and the eminent Fred Schodt, we'll be...

Brad Rice

3:00 AM on 10.20.2009

Look forward to Astro Boy's debut...at McDonald's

Happy Meals are not just for kids. They're also for fans who are pursuing the collectibles of one of Osamu Tezuka's greatest works! That's simply what I am proposing here.I guess if Astro Boy really is your jam, then now it's...

Brad Rice

1:00 PM on 08.12.2009

MSN has exclusive Astro Boy trailer, go check it out

Excited for the new Astro Boy film? C'mon, you gotta be. Just look at the figures they're making for it!Alright, fine. If that won't convince you, then how about this two and a half minute trailer for the film? This should gi...

Brad Rice

6:00 PM on 08.10.2009

Hot Toys shows off their Astro Boy figure at Hong Kong's Ani-Com 2009

While we're eagerly anticipating the Astro Boy CGI film, Hot Toys is showcasing their Astro Boy figures which are guaranteed to be awesome, no matter what you might think of the film. Known for insanely high-quality items, Ho...

Brad Rice

2:00 PM on 06.25.2009

Right Stuf brings the original Astro Boy and Kimba: The White Lion to DVD

Funny to think that some of Tezuka's most well-known properties are only making their way here now. You may have seen Astro Boy DVDs on store shelves in the past, but those were from remakes from the 1980s and beyond. What Ri...

Brad Rice

7:00 PM on 03.27.2009

Newest Astro Boy trailer shows a hell of a lot of promise

We just got this trailer from the PR company for the film, and I have to admit that it's got me a little excited somewhere in the pants region. Two big reasons for that.The first is the quality of animation. Sure, I've seen t...

Brad Rice

9:30 PM on 03.04.2009

New Astro Boy anime shipping with ravex's debut album in April

The power of Avex shows itself again. One of Japan's most formidable music labels has pulled some strings and is getting Tezuka Productions to work on an 18-minute-long Astro Boy segment to be packaged with ravex's debut albu...

Brad Rice





1:36 AM on 01.04.2009

New Astro Boy film concept art is win

We've seen the Boy in motion, but only briefly. For some of us, his new 2000-style upgrade is a little less than inspiring, what with his rather shiny and user friendly/Pixar look. The recently released concept art only reinf...

Zac Bentz