Astro Boy

Anime Superstars Are Official Ambassadors Of 2020 Olympics
To promote the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, Facebook's Official Olympic Channel has announced a group of official --- albeit fictional --- ambassadors from some of Japan's most beloved pop-cultural exports, including Sailor Moon, Naruto, Dragon Ball Z's Goku, Osamu Tezuka's Astro Boy,…
How Urasawa's 'Pluto' Reinvents Tezuka's 'Astro Boy'
Without the massive popularity of Osamu Tezuka's trademark creation Astro Boy, the manga and anime industries might look very different today. By taking the hot topic of the time --- nuclear power --- and marrying it with a heroic child character and the influence of the Walt Disney cartoons th…
Fantastic Five: Best Kid Heroes [Kids' Week]
If there’s one thing we’ve learned from our years on the Internet, it’s that there’s no aspect of comics that can’t be broken down and quantified in a single definitive list, preferably in amounts of five or ten. And since there’s no more definitive authorit…
12 Facts You May Not Have Known About Astro Boy
Everyone loves comic book trivia, but with 75 years of superhero comics behind us right now, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite names in comics in our continuing video series. You think you know comi…
'Astro Boy Reboot' Poster Reveals Characters And Designs
The great thing about having a long-running franchise about robots is that when it comes time for the inevitable reboot, you can just go ahead and put the word "Reboot" right there in the title and come away with something that is both accurate and thematically appropriate. That, at least,…
Bizarro Back Issues: Astro Boy Against Lord Satan! (1962)
If you've read one Astro Boy story, then the odds are pretty good that it's 1964's "The Greatest Robot On Earth." It's considered to be a high point not only for Astro Boy, but for Osamu Tezuka's career, a massive, sweeping story full of Earth-shattering fight scen…
Dark Horse Announces 'Astro Boy' Omnibus
Good news for fans of robots who have jet-boots, rocket fists and machine guns that pop out of their butts: This October, Dark Horse is releasing an oversized omnibus of Osamu Tezuka's legendary Astro Boy, a welcome change since the original digest-sized versions from a few years back have been…
Link Ink: Comics, Film/TV and Gaming News Links 06.13.14
Each weekday, ComicsAlliance brings you a carefully selected variety of links from around the web about comics and comics-related media, including movies, video games, toys, and whatever else might be worth noting. Quite frankly, these are items you may just need to know about to have a productive d…
'Akira' Creator Katsuhiro Otomo Draws Astro Boy For Magazine
The business journal Anime Busience has scored another coup with its cover art for its spring 2014 issue, landing a gorgeous image of Osamu Tezuka's Astro Boy drawn by none other than Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo.
The magazine's two previous issues have featured a Space Battleship Yamato cover by by…

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