Never mind that there was already an Astro Boy reboot in 2009. Or that the previous reboot was not so good. They're giving it another shot, calling it, wait for it, Astro Boy Reboot. It looks very green.

As reported last year in Variety (via IT Media), the series is from Monaco's Shibuya Productions and France's Caribara Animation, along with Japan's Tezuka Productions. Apparently, the reboot's producers can even create a new storyline, which no doubt involves a tight v-neck shirt.

Not sure what was wrong with the old one, but hey, as long as they create something entertaining, no? I guess?

That, and make sure that Astro Boy has machine guns in his butt.

[Photo: Bokutoupdtokyo]

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