Rideback's Kasahara Launches Astro Boy Prequel Manga
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The November issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Hero's Magazine magazine revealed on Wednesday that Rideback author Tetsuro Kasahara is launching a prequel of Osamu Tezuka's Astro Boy manga.
The temporarily titled Atom The Beginning will premiere in the magazine in the January issue on December 1. Tezuka's son Makoto Tezuka is handling the editorial supervision of the manga, and the series is in collaboration with Tezuka Productions. Masami Yuuki (Patlabor the Mobile Police, Birdy the Mighty creator) is credited with "concept works" for the series.
The manga will tell the story of what happens up until the birth of Astro Boy, and is considered an "episode zero" story.
Kasahara's Rideback manga inspired a television anime series in 2009 and Funimation
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