Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy is never gone for long… in fact, he’ll be back as soon as next month in a new preschool-targeted series!
Little Astro Boy (titled Go! Go! Atom in Japan) is due to premiere next month after a series of production stops and starts. The show will mark the youngest target demographic ever for the classic character, with the series set to run in TV TOKYO’s “Preschool Time” block with new CG series Egg Car.
The show will feature Astro Boy, genius six-year-old Suzu, robot cat Astro Kitty, and Astro’s foster dad Dr. Elefun. Romi Park (Edward Elric, Fullmetal Alchemist) will voice Astro. Also appearing in the cast will be Kanae Oki (Kajika, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress), Mayuka Nomura (Es, BlazBlue), and Youhei Tadano (Miyagi, MEGALOBOX).
Litte Astro Boy will focus on ecological issues, featuring the cast solving environmental issues. It premieres on TV TOKYO on October 3, and is also due to be aired in France and the United States.
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