Astro Boy: Tetsuwan Atom
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Astro Boy: Tetsuwan Atom

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Japanese: ASTRO BOY 鉄腕アトム


Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 30
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 2003 to Aug 2003
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Theme: Mecha Mecha
Demographic: Kids Kids
Authors: Tezuka, Osamu (Story), Himekawa, Akira (Story & Art)


Score: 6.751 (scored by 848848 users)
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Ranked: #120932
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Popularity: #8080
Members: 2,135
Favorites: 16


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Jul 9, 2017
Astro Boy: Tetsuwan Atom - A forgotten manga.

The introduction to this series does a really good job of explaining the importance of Astro Boy, originally called "Mighty Atom" in Japan, and providing some histories without dragging on too long, during 3 volumes. Astro Boy is also called the "Mickey Mouse" of Japan, for those who don't know.

So the original synopsis of this manga tells the history of the director of the Ministry of Science's son that is killed in a car accident, so he creates a robot to replace him but then sells him after being disillusioned by the fact that Astro Boy isn't his ...
Oct 9, 2019
My library, while attempting to get the published volumes of the original manga, bought this. And although I had already watched the 2003 adaptation, I read this.

NOTE: The English translation I read had terrible print quality, please seek out a fan translation or the original print if you plan on reading this.

It's honestly not so bad. Some story lines are a little rushed through, but clearly it had some thought put into it. I wouldn't recommend it before the original manga, as perhaps the original tried to say what it had to say clearer. But I don't think this manga should get a bad ...
Sep 17, 2019
Mixed Feelings
This is perhaps not the ideal way to experience Astro Boy.

A disclaimer: I have not read the original manga by Osamu Tezuka, nor watched anything of the anime, save for the first episode of the 1963 series. Therefore, I cannot really compare this remake by Akira Himekawa to other versions. What I can judge, however, is how this version stands on its own.

This feels like a very condensed version of the Astro Boy story. The pacing suffers from this, as everything happens so fast that the emotional punches don't really carry much weight. While the art is nice to look at, the paneling is often ...

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