So the last couple of weeks, this video has been making the rounds on the interwebs. Apparently, French studio Caribara Animation, Monaco studio Shibuya Productions and Japanese studio Tezuka Productions are all teaming up to produce a reboot of the famed Astro Boy series, giving the new show the obvious title, Astro Boy Reboot.
Astro Boy is no stranger to telling and retelling. After the initial 1960’s adaptation of Osamu Tezuka’s manga, two additional animated series were produced, one in the 80’s and one in 2003. There was also a CG movie in 2009. Nicholas Cage was a mad scientist, which wasn’t as entertaining as that sounds.
The funny thing about Astro Boy is that, even though he’s considered a quintessential icon of Japanese animation, he’s never gotten a lot of love from here in the states. Maybe this more westernized direction will catch on? Anyway, this looks interesting. I like the art style and the music is just beautiful. I’ll keep my eye on this one.
What do you guys think? Is this a good direction for Astro Boy to go? Sound off in the comments.