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(Japan Daily Press)   Twenty-five years after the death of the creator of "Astro Boy", daughter looks in his desk and finds unpublished works   (japandailypress.com ) divider line
    More: Spiffy, Astro Boy, Osamu Tezuka, Katsuhiro Otomo  
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2014-04-14 02:06:03 PM  
Wherein we find his non-canon story, "Astro Boy and the Naughty Octopus".
 
2014-04-14 02:06:19 PM  
Wow...I remember bits of the 'Astro Boy' theme song from way back in the '60s!


/"Astro Boy, bombs away!"
 
2014-04-14 02:11:47 PM  
Another article had some of the sketches found, and turns out he was secretly a furry.
 
2014-04-14 02:27:44 PM  
So please honor the guy's wishes and don't farking publish them.

/ not likely
 
2014-04-14 02:37:59 PM  

dragonchild: So please honor the guy's wishes and don't farking publish them.

/ not likely


www.nndb.com

/ agrees
// or turns into a bug
 
2014-04-14 02:40:19 PM  
My Italian aunt used to say that to my brother and I whenever we visited. Mangia! Ah, memories. I didn't like the octpus, tho. Yuch.
 
2014-04-14 02:53:28 PM  
That's the thing about mangas.  They never end.  Even when the artist dies, apparently.
 
2014-04-14 02:58:23 PM  
Wasn't this news like two months ago?
 
2014-04-14 03:01:32 PM  

Plant Rights Activist: That's the thing about mangas.  They never end.  Even when the artist dies, apparently.


Depends on how they die. 

This manga writer, Akira Nagai, wrote a very damning manga regarding on how terrible japanese healthcare is, and promptly died of surgery complications.
 
2014-04-14 03:26:26 PM  

Arkanaut: Wherein we find his non-canon story, "Astro Boy and the Naughty Octopus".


The canon is in there, oh yeah it's in there but good...

fc09.deviantart.net
 
2014-04-14 03:49:27 PM  
He Inspired Metropolis anime film?
Liked that.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolis_%282001_film%29
 
2014-04-14 03:50:37 PM  
"secretly a furry"-- secretly? The rabbiatchick in the amaxing three practically started the trend! Of course it wasn't so intentional, much like disney's robin hood it triggered things in audience members that wasn't necc. there in the authors' minds. Also: "I'm begging you, let me work!"
 
2014-04-14 04:21:16 PM  

andrewabc: He Inspired Metropolis anime film?
Liked that.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolis_%282001_film%29


I really like that movie. The music and energy is fantastic.  It makes it's way off the shelf every couple of years or so.
 
2014-04-14 05:42:18 PM  
Oh, Osamu Tezuka, who more or less invented modern manga and anime, created most of the tropes and genre conventions, and on the side wrote the Phoenix saga and a series about the life of Buddha? The reason manga surpasses American comics in almost every way (except the Japanese aren't as good at mutant superheroes)?

That Tezuka? Good thing you guys remember Astroboy.
 
2014-04-14 06:12:25 PM  

andrewabc: He Inspired Metropolis anime film?
Liked that.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolis_%282001_film%29


he pretty much inspired all manga and anime
 
2014-04-14 07:06:02 PM  
Guess I forgot to include the customary bribe to Mods.

img.fark.net
 
2014-04-14 08:12:48 PM  
No mention of the mouse drawings in the desk? Prudes...
 
2014-04-14 09:35:07 PM  

talbotlynx: No mention of the mouse drawings in the desk? Prudes...


Actually he had dealings with Disney. Not quite Lovecraft and Howard, but there were ties.

I live near the location of one of his old studios. It's a steak restaurant now. Beef Gallery Echigoya.
 
2014-04-14 10:33:40 PM  
 
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