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Tetsuwan Atom in three different flavors. Happy Birthday, Osamu Tezuka!

Tezuka’s Mighty Atom manga was a big hit in Shonen Magazine, which led to this loose adaptation for television. The first 13 episode story arc concerned an evil organization called the ZZZ Gang, who kidnap prominent world peace activist Albert … Continue reading

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Tetsuwan Atom (1959 live-action) – Episodes 01-04

While the 1963 animated adaptation of Osamu Tezuka’s Tetsuwan Atom was a worldwide hit, far fewer people have heard of this live-action version that debuted four years earlier. Like many of the early Japanese superhero shows from this era, American … Continue reading

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