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Astro Boy

  • First Japanese television series using anime aesthetic

  • Adapted from manga (Japanese comic book) series

Astro Boy is English translation of Japanese Tetsuwan Atom Roughly translates to Mighty Atom, or Iron-arm Atom

  • Created by Dr. Osamu Tezuka

  • Considered to be the creator of the anime style

Influenced by Disney’s Fantasia

Introduced film-like storytelling Each short film-like episode is part of larger story arc

  • Adopted Disney-like facial features

Character’s eyes, mouth, eyebrows and nose are exaggerated

Permits expressiveness with few lines

Characteristics that are well adapted to computer games, with limited screen real estate for character faces.

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