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Astro Boy Reboot flies like the Man of Steel


'They will join you in the sun', and so on
Mar 28
// Josh Tolentino
Ah, Astro Boy. Once the scion mascot of all things "Japanimation", the plucky robo-kid's fortunes have fallen on harder times than anyone this important to anime's history deserves. Even a blockbuster CG film adaptation didn...
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Japan sent a talking robot to space


and no, it's not Astro Boy.
Aug 14
// Tim Sheehy
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'...
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Unpublished manga of Astroboy's Osamu Tezuka discovered


Now that's a find
Nov 06
// Hiroko Yamamura
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 An unpublished copy of a manga created by legendary mangaka and Astroboy (Mighty Atom) creator, Osamu Tezuka has been discovered.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...
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Live-action/CG Pluto on the way?


Oct 20
// Ben Huber
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...

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


Oct 26
// Brad Rice
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...
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Weekly Astro Boy Magazine brings Tezuka to the iPhone


Oct 21
// Brad Rice
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...
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Look forward to Astro Boy's debut...at McDonald's


Oct 20
// Brad Rice
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...
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MSN has exclusive Astro Boy trailer, go check it out


Aug 12
// Brad Rice
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...
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Hot Toys shows off their Astro Boy figure at Hong Kong's Ani-Com 2009


Aug 10
// Brad Rice
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...
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Right Stuf brings the original Astro Boy and Kimba: The White Lion to DVD


Jun 25
// Brad Rice
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...
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Newest Astro Boy trailer shows a hell of a lot of promise


Mar 27
// Brad Rice
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...
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New Astro Boy anime shipping with ravex's debut album in April


Mar 04
// Brad Rice
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...
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New Astro Boy film concept art is win


Jan 04
// Zac Bentz
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...
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New Tezuka figures from Organic Hobby


Jul 18
// Zac Bentz
As they say, everything old is new again. The goes double for the classics. They will always find a welcome home in every new incarnation.Case in point, these great new figures from Organic Hobby Inc. They've already released...
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News roundup: Children having a live-action film, licenses galore, and other tidbits


Jun 19
// Brad Rice
Alright, so to catch up on a few bits of news that's gone through the cracks recently:First up, Viz has announced that they're licensing out Blue Dragon to Konami Digital Entertainment to create a trading card game for the se...
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Astro Boy's new AvoCali-style international look


Apr 16
// Zac Bentz
I'm still trying to wrap my head around this one.It's been 20 years since the "god of manga" Osamu Tezuka proved his mortal status by dying. His legacy has certainly outlived his mortal coil, with his most famous cr...
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Anime Boston 08: Anime in Black and White


Mar 22
// Bob Muir
It was certainly a mistake to arrive at Anime Boston the day of the event, as opposed to coming the night before. Sure, we saved a night's lodging expenses, but I'm not quite sure that it was worth spending four hours in line...
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Adult Swim gives us an Astro Boy marathon for Christmas


Dec 25
// Brad Rice
Once everything is said and done, and you've tired yourself out playing with your new Wii for Christmas, head on over to Adult Swim at 11pm EST/8pm PST, where they'll be airing 14 episodes worth of Astro Boy, as a way to say ...
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Astro Boy concept art goes 'pew pew pew!'


Nov 12
// Brad Rice
For those of you excited about the Astro Boy CGI film, we've got some concept art for you to look at. This is coming out of an interview with the director, who's planning on turning the film into an origin story for A...
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First image of Astro Boy CGI film


Oct 08
// Brad Rice
Empire Online brought to my attention the first screen from the upcoming Astro Boy film, which is being done by Hong Kong based Imagi Studios -- responsible for the recent Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles CGI film. That's the...

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