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Weekend Japanatainment - 1960s Otaku Edition

From times of old, this classic Japanator feature rises back from the hole it fell into and now it's back to entertain you with some good old Japanese videos! We bring Japanatainment back with some really old stuff that is older than probab...

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Astro Boy Reboot flies like the Man of Steel

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't help all tha...

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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's purpose? To p...


Unpublished manga of Astroboy's Osamu Tezuka discovered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 An unpublished copy of a manga created by legendary mangaka and Astroboy (Mighty Atom) creator, Osamu Tezuka has been discovered.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 former classmate o...


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 Boy. Naoki Ura...


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 in $6 million ...


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 getting a new ...


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 high time to h...


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 give you a better...


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 the promo images...


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 reinforces that view...


New Tezuka figures from Organic Hobby

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 a few figures ...


Astro Boy's new AvoCali-style international look

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 creation Astro Bo...


Anime Boston 08: Anime in Black and White

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, waiting for o...


Adult Swim gives us an Astro Boy marathon for Christmas

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 "thank you...


Astro Boy concept art goes 'pew pew pew!'

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 Astro Boy, like ...


First image of Astro Boy CGI film

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 image, sitting...


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