Astro Boy – Animated Movie Coming

The Astro Boy series is one of the big daddy’s of anime. Starting way back in the 1960’s Astro Boy is acknowledged as the first popular anime series with the manga dating back from 1951. Come later this year though Astro Boy will given a new lease on life and get the chance to be introduced to an even bigger audience when a full length film is released later this year.


Astro Boy teaser poster


Set in futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist named Tenma (Nicolas Cage). Powered by positive “blue” energy, Astro Boy (Freddie Highmore) is endowed with super strength, x-ray vision, unbelievable speed and the ability to fly.

Embarking on a journey in search of acceptance, Astro Boy encounters many other colorful characters along the way. Through his adventures, he learns the joys and emotions of being human, and gains the strength to embrace his destiny. Ultimately learning his friends and family are in danger, Astro Boy marshals his awesome super powers and returns to Metro City in a valiant effort to save everything he cares about and to understand what it takes to be a hero.

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screencast from the upcoming Astro Boy movie

I am really looking forward to this film later this year to see how well it is re-imagined and weather it will be a success, from the trailer I have seen on the official site I must see I like what I see so far, i just hope they don’t “kiddiefy” the movie too much and make it acceptable to a wider audience like one of my favourite animated moviesΒ  The Incredibles. Looking forward to Astro boy?

Official Astro Boy Movie Website


4 thoughts on “Astro Boy – Animated Movie Coming

  1. Astro Boy (The Mighty Atom in Japan) was originally a 1952 manga by Osamu Tezuka, the story became a long running TV series and inspired Walt Disney and other Hollywood legends to hire Japanese animators for the cartoons we are familiar with today. Osamu Tezuka is often called the father of manga, and he is literally responsible for genres of art and film that last until today.

    The Astro Boy story is often reworked into modern manga and anime as cameo or sub plot.

  2. I saw Astro back in the days but was never interested in animes back then but I have seen some remakes of it I saw a rather extreme remake of it and it made me really look at the possible potentials of Astro Boy it was a really out there remake the little one was basically unstoppable when he focuses on something usually when others were in danger. An imitation of Astro Boy for persons who may not know the old school character was “Rusty” from the anime “Big Guy & Rusty The Robot” I think they may really tone it down or “kiddiefy” as “Jamaipanese” so delicately stated it but I guess only time will tell I don’t have anything against “The Incredibles” but I’m not a fan either.

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