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Weekly Osamu Tezuka TV Show to Remake 19 Classic Manga

posted on 2009-01-22 05:09 EST
Japan's public broadcaster NHK to launch program on April 10

The Japanese public broadcaster NHK will launch a new television program called Weekly Osamu Tezuka on April 10. The program will remake 19 works from Osamu Tezuka, the late manga pioneer and creator of Mighty Atom/Astro Boy, Jungle Emperor/Kimba the White Lion, Black Jack, Phoenix, and countless other characters. The 19 works will represent Tezuka's entire career — from his earliest classics to the works that were posthumously published. Despite the television program's name, only three works will actually air every month.

The animation studio IMAGI and the distributor Summit Entertainment are planning to release their computer-animated version of Tezuka's Astro Boy robot boy character in North American theaters in October. Next month, Viz Media will ship Pluto, a science-fiction manga that Naoki Urasawa (20th Century Boys, Monster, Yawara!) set in the world of Astro Boy.

Source: Web The Television


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