Hidden Numbers-AstroBoy is another point and click type hidden object game from Games2dress. Examine your observing skill by finding the listed numbers which are in different forms. Avoid clicking unnecessarily as otherwise your score will get reduced. Good luck and have fun!You can play Hidden Numbers - Astro Boy here.
Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
I think I reported on this some time ago, but now it's official. Warner Bros. Japan has announced that an animated film based on Osamu Tezuka's "Buddha" manga will be released in Japan on May 28th, 2011.
See the official website here!
UPDATE: Tezuka Productions has partnered with Toei Animation to produce this movie. More information, including staff members, is available at Anime News Network.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
including legal online streaming.
I also highly recommend everyone give a listen to this recent Anime News Network Podcast that features a long interview with Carl. It's an amazing history lesson into the state of anime in the early 80's and a huge reality check regarding why certain decisions were made. With the state of the anime business being what it is today, there is certainly a lot we can learn from this.
While I am sure there are still purists out there who don't understand the reasoning behind some of the edits and changes that happened under Carl Macek's watch, he really was an interesting guy who just did his job and wanted people to watch anime. You can read some great tributes to Carl on Robotech.com.
Monday, April 19, 2010
The Comic Book industry's highest honor, The Eisner Awards, take place on Friday, July 23rd as part of the San Diego Comic Con. There are a number of Osamu Tezuka-related works in this year's batch of nominees. The Art of Osamu Tezuka has been nominated for Best Comics-Related Book and Naoki Urasawa's Pluto is up for several awards.
You can read the complete listing of nominees on the Comic Con website, and a list of all manga-related nominees thanks to The Manga Curmudgeon.
Also, Art of Osamu Tezuka author Helen McCarthy has posted her thoughts on her book's nomination on her blog.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Perfect for reading Astro Boy Magazine!
Friday, April 9, 2010
In this month's Fuji Network TV drama series "Wagaya no Rekishi" (Our Family's History), viewers are treated to a nostalgic look back at major Japanese events and celebrities from the early postwar Showa era (1926-1989) through the eyes of a family. Several guest stars make brief cameo appearances playing historical figures over the course of the 3-part series, including actor Tatsuya Fujiwara who plays Osamu Tezuka.
I'd like to find a way to watch this. Not only will be be fun to see an actor playing Tezuka, but the story seems interesting.
Source: Daily Yomiuri Online
Looks like I won a few contests too. Right on! I think I recognized the names of a few other winning participants, so go check if you won anything, and check out another contest only available to listeners of their podcast.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
It's that time of year again! Time to celebrate the birth of our favorite Superstar Anime Robo-Kid! Yes, Astro Boy was born on April 7th in the futuristic year of 2003, making him 7 years old today! You remember 2003, don't you? We were still using flying cars and we all had robot butlers. But we listened to our music on audio cassettes, no fancy iPods here!
All kidding aside, obviously the year 2003 seemed to be in the far-flung future back when Osamu Tezuka was first creating The Mighty Atom as a manga. Subsequent versions of the story moved the year up further as, clearly, technology still hasn't been able to catch up with the awesome imagination of Dr. Tezuka. But even the recent Astro Boy animated movie pays homage to the original birthday, as seen when Astro jets around Metro City the day Dr. Tenma brings him home.
There it is, April 7th!
I wasn't able to look for any more Astro Birthday cakes this year (let me know if you find any) but if you haven't seen them yet, you can read my posts for Astro's 2009 and 2008 birthday's and find lots of cakes.
Everyone go celebrate now! The fact that he's a fictional character shouldn't stop you from celebrating the birth of the coolest 7-year old robot kid on the planet. Happy birthday Astro!