2003 Astro Boy Anime Gets New DVD Release by Mill Creek Entertainment
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Mill Creek Entertainment will release the 2003 Astro Boy anime series in a 50-episode, complete DVD box set, according to online retailer Amazon's listing. Amazon does not specify which languages are included on the DVDs. It is set to retail for US$14.98 on May 5.
Sony previously released the series on five individual volumes in 2009.
An animated French, Monacan, and Japanese Astro Boy reboot is also in the works. Hong Kong animation studio IMAGI produced the computer-animated film version of Astro Boy with distributor Summit Entertainment in 2009. A joint production between Tezuka Productions and Nigerian television station Chanel TV created a television animation project last year. In Japan, the manga inspired the country's first full-fledged half-hour television anime series in 1963, followed by a color television series in 1980 and the remake in 2003.
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