No Question: Unico Is The Most Horrifying Children's Movie Ever Made

We are well aware that plenty of so-called "children's movies" are actually nightmares wrapped in candy. But no movie can compete on a sheer terror scale with the animated movies of Unico — specifically Unico In the Island of Magic, which is the most horrifying film ever created for children. » 2/06/15 8:00am 2/06/15 8:00am

Crowdfund A Feature-Length Film By The Makers Of Red Vs Blue And More

The funny folks behind the goofball web series Red vs. Blue are trying their hands at a feature film—and it's a scifi comedy. Plus, an English version of Osamu Tezuka's space Western, a line of high-quality Greek mythology toys, and a diverse superhero anthology are all looking for a bit of crowdfunding help. » 6/20/14 4:40pm 6/20/14 4:40pm

Manga Creator Osamu Tezuka's Newly Discovered Sexy Mouse Art

The daughter of Osamu Tezuka, legendary creator of Astro Boy, Black Jack, and Buddha, recently discovered some of her father's locked away sketches, including a handful of drawings of a rather voluptuous mouse. » 3/29/14 8:00am 3/29/14 8:00am

8 amazing works you may not have seen from anime's greatest directors

Hayao Miyazaki. Osamu Tezuka. Hideaki Anno. You know these names, and if you don’t, you know their work (Spirited Away, Astro Boy and Evangelion, respectively). But not every awesome anime in every famous director’s oeuvre gets the same attention, so here are eight works by anime's greatest directors you probably… » 7/25/13 10:00am 7/25/13 10:00am

Crowdfund a collection of Osamu Tezuka's short manga and more

There are tons of great crowdfunding projects running this week, from tiny robot sculptures to a book by the Godfather of Anime. You can also crowdfund a short film about dinosaurs on the hunt, simple programmable robots, and much more. » 5/19/13 12:30pm 5/19/13 12:30pm

Crowdfund a Static Shock fan film, a classic Osamu Tezuka manga, a…

Tons of goodies await generous crowdfunders this week. You can hop on board a classic children's manga by the legendary Osamu Tezuka, a gorgeous and spooky storybook by a pair of animation artists, a new comic by wonderful webcomic fantasy writer, and a hooded sweatshirt based on Nightwing's costume. Pick your… » 6/24/12 11:00am 6/24/12 11:00am

Spend your comic book Thursday with supergods and pregnant (male)…

Comics were kicked back a day because of Thanksgiving, but there's still plenty of new books worth waiting 24 hours for. Check out new Buffy, Supergod, Achewood, and tons more. » 12/01/10 10:00am 12/01/10 10:00am

The Next Best Thing To Tezuka's Verdict On The Astro Boy Movie?

Astro Boy gets a dismissive review in the New York Times, and Fred Schodt, translator and friend of creator Osamu Tezuka, responds: "This film may not win an Oscar, but it works, and it is great fun." [NYTimes via TokyoMango] » 10/26/09 9:30am 10/26/09 9:30am

Astro Boy: Subversive, Awesome Flying-Robot Action

Early in Astro Boy, a squad of combat drones goes into battle against an experimental war robot. One drone turns to his friend and mutters, "I really hate this job." That moment helps crystalize what makes Astro Boy so great. » 10/23/09 1:27pm 10/23/09 1:27pm

New Astro Boy Clips Explore The Metal Boy's Soul

We were lucky to peruse a few new clips for Imagi's shiny new adaptation of Osamu Tezuka's Astro Boy. Below, we describe each dazzling scene, along with a few new stills. Has Imagi lived up to the Astro Boy legacy? » 7/17/09 1:30pm 7/17/09 1:30pm

Why Do Aliens Among Us Always Go Native?

It never fails: an alien comes to Earth to study us, or spy on us, or hide from other aliens. And he/she always goes native. Just once, I'd like to see an unassimilated alien. » 12/22/08 12:37pm 12/22/08 12:37pm

Earth-Ending Chemical MW Is Leaking All Over The Internet

The creator of rocket-booted Astro Boy » 9/16/08 1:48pm 9/16/08 1:48pm, Osamu Tezuka's, apocalypse movie, , has been on the back burner for sometime now. But the shroud of mystery over the movie version of the popular manga title has lifted and now the new website is up and running, hopefully this means we'll get to see some stills as soon as…

Can Clones Learn To Love? Japan's Manga God Breaks Taboos to Answer

Osamu Tezuka (1928-1989), creator of Astro Boy and over 700 manga series, is often called the God of Comics or the Disney of the East. But neither title acknowledges the mark he's left on science fiction. If you don't know who he is, then you should get to know him — now. For decades, Tezuka's works weren't… » 1/11/08 9:05am 1/11/08 9:05am