Beginning this April, Tezuka Productions is releasing a new Astro Boy television series, movie, merchandise, as well as planning several "Birth of Astro Boy" events. In anticipation of the new products, a short preview of the TV series has been made available both in English and Japanese.
Cute girls engage in “tankery” in this late 2012 series. The concept works surprisingly well largely because the series stays focused on its main strength: involving and beautifully-animated mock tank battles.
Wolf Children is honest about the gross reality of raising kids (and pets) while still leaving room for fantasy, which is really the only way a movie about single motherhood can work for a general family audience, as Wolf Children largely does.
Rarely before has an anime series so keenly and uncomfortably struck home about the humorous travails of a social misfit. Its triumph is in creating an anti-moe protagonist who paradoxically winds up being intensely moe, too.