Entertainment news website Variety is reporting that Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy is getting a reboot 3DCG series directed by Thomas Astruc (creator of Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir) and produced by Monaco-based Shibuya Productions and Mediawan’s Method Animation. The two companies jointly acquired the rights to Astro Boy from Tezuka Productions.
The series is slated for 52 half-hour episodes. The episodes will cover modern topics such as the internet, social media, and damage to the environment.
The reboot is planned to have a pool of animators from around the world, including Japan and France.
Tezuka’s Astro Boy manga inspired Japan’s first full-fledged half-hour television anime series in 1963, followed by a color television series in 1980 and a remake in 2003.