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Astroboy takes off again with Mediawan’s Method, Miraculous creator

The original Astroboy

ANNECY: Japanese manga classic Astroboy is being revived via Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir creator Thomas Astruc and Mediawan’s Method Animation.

Method, part of Mediawan’s new kids & family division – which is also behind Miraculous – is teaming up again with Astruc on the project in partnership with Monaco-based Shibuya Productions.

The new series, called Astroboy Reboot, will be a 52×26′ CGI continuation of the iconic character that first appeared on TV screens around the world in 1963, becoming the first anime to break into the US and elsewhere.

The original manga comic, known as Might Atom, was created by Japanese author Osamu Tezuka and was first published in 1950, going on to sell more than 100 million copies.

“I am super proud to join forces with Tezuka Productions, which represents this exceptional artist, and my partners of Shibuya Productions, to offer Astroboy to an all-new generation of kids,” said Method founder and president Aton Soumache. “We are not only developing a reboot but a consistent continuum in the full respect of the original universe.”

“Astroboy is a cult series that has foreseen the future like no other property. In the strange world we live in today, everybody needs Astroboy to come back!” added Astruc.

The news comes after Method earlier this week announced that it would also be reviving classic British kids’ property The Magic Roundabout.


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