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by Fauna
3 years ago
Forum: Astro Boy Discussion
Topic: would you name your daughter MEOW-CHILD?
Replies: 3
Views: 1823

Well, in Japanese, it's not immediately something as ridiculous sounding as "meow child." From a Japanese language standpoint, it sounds like a mild pun on similar, normal names like Nanako or Miko. (Which in a literal sense mean "seven child" and "god child.") It's kinda like how Anglophones name t...
by Fauna
3 years ago
Forum: Astro Boy Discussion
Topic: Who?
Replies: 3
Views: 1958

Uh, well, there was a user some years ago who really liked Uran. I think he was one of the forum's younger members of the time, at age 13 or so. Most people around here just see Uran as a younger sister they want to protect.
by Fauna
3 years ago
Forum: Astro Boy Discussion
Topic: Atom: The Beginning (Manga Discussion)
Replies: 137
Views: 60530

You're right! That blurb, titled "arasuji (synopsis)", just gives a description of the story thus far. This preview starts with Hiroshi and Umataro being suggested that they try putting A106 into the World Robot Battling program. The university president seems nervous when the boys refute this idea,...
by Fauna
3 years ago
Forum: Astro Boy Discussion
Topic: How old are Atom/Uran/Cobalt created to look?
Replies: 8
Views: 2839

Uran is in kindergarten in the 1980 series and the manga. In the same manga story, I remember Astro being in 4th grade and Cobalt being in 2nd grade. I remember this so vividly because I originally read this chapter when I was in 8th grade, and my brother was excited that he and my sister were in th...
by Fauna
3 years ago
Forum: Astro Boy Discussion
Topic: Astro's journal (Journal d'astro le petit robot) comic from the 80s
Replies: 2
Views: 1865

I know what you're talking about! I have something called the Astro Le Petit Robot Album, from 1982. It collects some of the comics, which are adaptations of some of the serie sepisodes, and also contains a bunch of puzzles and non-Astro Boy guest comics. The art isn't too good, but it's kind of cha...
by Fauna
3 years ago
Forum: Astro Boy Discussion
Topic: Atom: The Beginning (Manga Discussion)
Replies: 137
Views: 60530

This latest chapter preview is pretty short and lighthearted. Basically, Motoko is now a regular companion to the boys, and the boys fight about robotics while shoving back food. They're considering a boomerang ability for A106, along with other gadgets. Also, Tenma and Motoko compare Ochanomizu to ...
by Fauna
3 years ago
Forum: Astro Boy Discussion
Topic: Atom: The Beginning (Manga Discussion)
Replies: 137
Views: 60530

I've just preordered volume three! I can't wait to get a further look at the secret agent lady and young Skunk! In this chapter, we open with Ivan horribly damaged. He lies in a crater, saying, "The moon...is pretty...Someday...I want to go to it..." A106 commends Ivan, as Ivan has finally been brou...
by Fauna
3 years ago
Forum: Astro Boy Discussion
Topic: Go Astro Boy Go! (2019 Animated Series)
Replies: 89
Views: 26990

These are pretty European designs, which is kinda interesting to me. Nigerian Little Astro Boy had an 80s anime style, since 80s anime like Superbook and The Little Prince still run out there. French Little Astro Boy has a kind of Marathon Media anime style (i.e. Totally Spies, Martin Mystery) cross...
by Fauna
3 years ago
Forum: Astro Boy Discussion
Topic: Tenma...in his youth
Replies: 18
Views: 8264

That was part of the "once upon a time" story arc where Astro went back in time. The chapter was called "Dr. Tenma" in DH #7. Tetsuwan Penguin, I know what arc it's from. A lot of people I talk to just call it variations of "timeskip AU" (short for "alternate universe") because it's an arc so diffe...
by Fauna
3 years ago
Forum: Astro Boy Discussion
Topic: Tenma...in his youth
Replies: 18
Views: 8264

So Tenma is biracial in the timeskipping AU?! That's honestly pretty cool! I just wonder if Tezuka meant him to be mixed race in general canon, and not just that one manga timeline.

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