Astro Boy to be Rebooted
Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy (Tetsuwan Atom) isn’t exactly new to reboots, with the recent CG film managing to introduce the franchise to a new generation, albeit in a form that many long time fans find to be somewhat way below the mark as far as quality is concerned. Fortunately, it seems like the Astro Boy franchise will get another chance to introduce itself to fresh new eyes, as news from Annecy Festival’s International Animation Film Market reveal that Shibuya Productions and Tezuka Productions, along with Caribara Animation are joining forces for a new 2D/3D CG Astro Boy series.
While Tezuka Productions will still own the IP for the series, the producers are being given free reign to create a new story. According to Shibuya Productions founder Cedric Biscay, the new Astro Boy series will consist of 26 x 30 episodes and will be set in the present, featuring a contemporary design targeted towards the current generation of kids.
The first teaser is due in September.