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Astro Boy Reboot (Future Animated Series)

Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:14 am
by Fuzzy Pickles!
Mod edit: I've added info and links about the show.

Official Website
Official 2015 Teaser

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  • Production: Shibuya Productions (Monaco), Caribara Animation/Caribara Production (France), Tezuka Productions (Japan), CAKE Entertainment (England, United Kingdom)
  • Producers: Cédric Biscay, Fabien Baboz, Yoshihiro Shimizu
  • Director/Graphic Designer: Florian Thouret
  • Creators: Fabien Baboz, Magali Hellé
  • Based on an idea by: Cédric Biscay

Official announcement on Variety
Official announcement on Facebook
Official announcement on Twitter
Official announcement on Caribara Animation's Facebook page

Shibuya Productions Sites
  • Official Site
  • Projects Page (Astro Boy Reboot is the second project listed on the page.)
  • Facebook (Official announcements can be found in this link.)
  • Twitter (Their Facebook page is updated more often, but some important info is reported on their Twitter page as well.)

Monaco Anime Game International Conferences (MAGIC) Sites

Caribara Sites

CAKE Entertainment Sites


When is Astro Boy Reboot going to be released?

There is currently no release date for Astro Boy Reboot.

Previously, there was a magazine article from 2015 posted on Shibuya Productions' Facebook page that shared an article from a French publication regarding Astro Boy Reboot, and how the show was planned to be released in 2016. The 2016 release never came to be. The link to that magazine article has unfortunately been lost to time.

According to Shibuya Productions president Cedric Biscay, from a November 2015 French video interview, Astro Boy Reboot was being planned to debut on TV stations sometime in the "back-to-school period in 2017". This would've put the release date for Astro Boy Reboot somewhere in Fall 2017 (the September to December time frame). This video is no longer available online.

Two Nikkei Style articles from April 2016 and May 2016 reported that Astro Boy Reboot would be released worldwide in 2018, starting first in France and then going next to developed/industrialized countries. However, the 2018 release never came to be. You can view these articles in the first and second links below.

The most recent update on Astro Boy Reboot's release date is from a tweet from Shibuya Productions on January 23, 2018 in a reply to a fan asking when to expect more news on Astro Boy Reboot: Shibuya Productions said not to expect Astro Boy Reboot on our screens in 2018. You can view this tweet in the third link below.


What languages will Astro Boy Reboot be broadcasted in?

It'll be released in French and English first, followed by Japanese and other languages depending on broadcasters in other countries. Shibuya Productions is currently in negotiations to broadcast the show on television stations in France and the United States first.


How many episodes will Astro Boy Reboot have?

There will be 52 episodes which will each be 11 minutes long.

What kind of art style will be used in Astro Boy Reboot?

It'll mix both 2D and 3D/CG animation, but will focus more on the 2D animation.

What genre is Astro Boy Reboot?

The genre will be "Science Fiction/Action/Comedy".

What is the target audience for Astro Boy Reboot?

The target audience is "8+", particularly 8-12 year old kids (6-11 according to Caribara Animation).

What will the story be in Astro Boy Reboot?

There is a synposis on Shibuya Productions' Astro Boy Reboot page:

The story is about a small, powerful robot convinced that he would have to become a little boy, in order to be loved.

However, he is extremely rational, logical and strong. He does not know how to lie or how to play …. in short - he really is not a little boy!
Yet he has emotions, even if he doesn’t know how to manage them. Through his adventures with his two human friends, Fubuki and Akino,
Astro is going to learn how to accept himself just the way he is - with all his weaknesses … and strengths.

Astro Boy Reboot's producers have the right to create a completely new story. As the Variety article states: "The retread will be set in the present and boast a contemporary design, targeting new generations of kids. It will incorporate new characters and combine positive things from the past version and new elements."


Where does Astro Boy Reboot take place?

The name of the city in Astro Boy Reboot (the one shown in the promotional images and teaser trailer) is "Divercity".


Which characters will appear in Astro Boy Reboot?

Astro, Atlas, Tenma, Tobio, Tawashi, and Skunk are the only characters that are confirmed or rumored to return in the series so far. There are also four new characters confirmed to appear, two of which are named Fubuki (the boy in the 2016 poster) and Akino (the girl in the 2016 poster). They are Astro's two human best friends. Also in the Monaco Anime Game International Conferences 2016 promotional poster, a robot with a line of text on his chest that reads either "I4M3S" or "J4M3S" is a new character of some sort that will appear. A final cast list for the series has not been revealed yet.


Anything else I should know about Astro Boy Reboot?

Astro Boy Reboot is Shibuya Productions' first TV series project that they began work on.


March 2015 Teaser Trailer Info:

Teaser staff:

More details will be listed here when they're made available.


Original post made by astarisborn94:

I am curious to see more about this upcoming new series. Hopefully we get more details soon because this may be something I want to see.

Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:12 am
by Windswept Cloak
Looks interesting! I wonder what that could be. Hope it's real. :) The world needs more Tezuka cartoons.

Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:53 pm
by Earthshine

I've only briefly looked into this, although the image looks official the account is suspicious. It seems as though it has only made 7 posts, all about this 'upcoming' anime. That's a red flag for me but it could just be coincidence.

I don't have time to research this company and see if that account is official sad to say. Can anyone else validate this?

Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:36 pm
by Tetsuwan Penguin
The company, Shibuya productions seems real, I found their web site (in French). They list several projects, including the Astro boy reboot, but don't have any detailed information.

Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:25 pm
by Reid958
You mean Caribara?

Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:33 pm
by F-Man
Caribara is most likely the animating studio since Shibuya is a producer/distributor. That means we can probably expect hand drawn animation since all of Caribara's works are of this type.

Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:04 pm
by Juanita
I hope it's real! It looks really cool :)

Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:19 pm
by Sporkia
This is cool! I hope we get more information on it, though, so I can really get excited.

Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:44 pm
by Shiyonasan
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This looks pretty official to me. On Shibuya Productions' Facebook page with the same announcement, they say that there's more info to come on June 11th:

Guess we'll find out more tomorrow! Man, two new Astro Boy series in the same year. That's pretty ridiculous, but awesome.

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:19 am
by F-Man
"Shiyonasan" wrote:Well, we did hear about a new Astro Boy series coming to France not too long ago, did we not?