Founded in 1968 by Osamu Tezuka, world-renowned cartoonist, animator, and film producer, Tezuka Productions is an animation studio that has since worked to bring Tezuka’s beloved manga characters to life, creating several TV shows, movies, video games, and more dedicated to Tezuka’s creations. Now, Tezuka Productions has announced a joint partnership with Monaco-based Shibuya Productions and France-based Caribara Animation in the creation of a brand new TV series reboot of the Astro Boy franchise!


Announced at the recent International Animation Film Market at the Annecy Film Festival in Annecy, France, the eeries will combine classic 2D animation and CG in order to create a brand new story about Astro, the powerful robot shaped as a human boy. The series will be targeted at a new generation of children, who are otherwise unaware of Astro Boy and his previous works. With the first teaser set to release this September, an air date for the reboot is not currently known, so make sure to stay tuned for more news on this upcoming reboot!

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