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Astro Boy (1980)

Astro Boy started off as a manga for children in the 1950s, and became a household name internationally with the release of its first anime series in 1963. However, creator and master animator Osamu Tezuka was reportedly not completely happy with the original anime, and went on to remake the series in 1980. This time, it again showcases the action and adventure seen in the original series, but it also incorporates much more of Tezuka‚Äôs philosophy and thinking. The result … (read more)

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Robotech (1982)

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Ah nostalgia. It’s not quite what it use to be.

Having grown up on Saturday morning cartoons, it was hard not to be impressed when Robotech first came onto the airwaves. After all, it was probably the first time I had come across Japanese anime – well apart from Speed Racer, Kimba the White Lion, Astroboy… OK taken a serious interest in Japanese anime.

The thing is, though, when I came across Robotech, it wasn’t my first … (read more)

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