Astro Boy is coming back.
It looks like something big is coming for the Astro Boy series, as a new teaser site has gone up for something called, Astro Boy: Edge of Time. The site displays a looping video with the silhouettes of Astro Boy himself and the main cast of the anime, with scrolling titles of the people working on the new project and a countdown timer.
There’s some big names involved in the project, particularly of interest to the gaming world. Goichi Suda or Suda51, the creator of games like No More Heroes and Shadows of the Damned, is credited as one of the artists for the project. Akira Yamaoka, the composer of the Silent Hill series, is also credited as the composer of the project along with the legendary Italian DJ and producer Giorgio Giovanni Moroder.
All of the titles used for those working on the project are for things like artist, composer or project supervisor. At this point it’s unclear just what exactly could be announced. It could be a brand new Astro Boy anime series or movie, or perhaps even a video game adaption of the series, considering the talent that’s involved.
Astro Boy was originally a manga series that started in Japan in 1951, and was later adapted into an anime in 1963. The last we saw of Astro Boy was in the American CG animated film, simply titled Astro Boy. There is already a planned reboot of the series that was announced last year by Shibuya Productions, Tezuka Productions and Caribara Productions.
What do you hope Astro Boy: Edge of Time turns out to be? Would you like to see a brand new film or series, or see another video game take on the classic? Leave a comment below and let us know.