Manga, comics, it's all the same right? After all, Japanese comics encompass just as many styles, genres and formats as sequential art found elsewhere in the world. So why do we make the distinction as if every manga were "Naruto" and every American comic were "Wolverine?"
The Wall Street Journal asked man
Since its creation in 1952, Osamu Tezuka's "Astro Boy" manga has become a certified worldwide phenomenon, featured in multiple television series, movies, and books. 2009 alone saw the introduction of two new takes on the "Astro Boy" mythos: a CGI "Astro Boy" movie aimed squarely at the brainpans of American children, and "Pluto," a new manga for adults who want a little bit more from their cartoon characters
With the new Hollywood CGI Astro Boy now out in theaters, the usual question comes to mind: how close will it be to the original comic? And the answer for most US comic fans is..."who the heck actually read Astro Boy?" Well, we did
With the new 3-D computer-animated "Astro Boy" movie hitting theaters this week, American audiences will once again be introduced to one of the founding characters of Japanese manga and anime.
But will they take the bait this time around? Are the dulcet tones of Kristen Bell, Eugene Levy, Samuel L. Jackson, and other marquee