Monday, March 23, 2015

Gorgeous 'Astro Boy Reboot' TV Series Teaser Trailer Lands

Astro Boy is one of the most iconic figures in Japanese pop culture. Created by 'God Of Manga' Osamu Tezuka (and known as Tetsuwan Atom in Japan) the robotic youngster was the star of Japan's first major animated series- and was also the first to be exported to the US. Astro Boy has returned in several remakes over the years, with new series in 1980 and 2003 and a 2009 CGI movie from Hong Kong based Imagi Entertainment. His latest incarnation is set to be a little different however, as it's being produced as a co-production with Tezuka Productions teaming up with French studio Caribara Productions and Monaco based Shibuya productions.

The first teaser shows that the production will look very different from the earlier incarnations' classic anime aesthetic. It's looking rather gorgeous in fact, with a lush style that modernises the visuals, while still paying homage to Astro/Atom's iconic look. The new series will employ both CG and 2D animation and is expected to run for an initial 26 episodes. No broadcasters have been announced for the US or UK as yet, but the 2003 series previously aired on Cartoon Network and the BBC. It was also announced earlier this year that Astro Boy will return to the big screen in a  adaptation being produced by Animal Logic, the Australian company behind The Lego Movie.


Watch the teaser for the new series below.




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