History Manga / Astroboy

15th Mar '16 2:50:46 PM Norkas
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* AbusiveParents: [[spoiler:Dr. Tenma]] is an early {{manga}} example. After [[spoiler:he lost his son in a traffic accident]], he [[spoiler:built Astro Boy as a ReplacementGoldfish]]. Shortly afterwards, he [[spoiler:realized a ReplacementGoldfish is not a substitute for the original thing]], and he began to berate and scorn [[spoiler:Astroboy]] constantly, yelling him for such a nefarious crimes like being [[spoiler:unable to grow up]]. Finally he got fed up with him and [[spoiler:[[MoralEventHorizon sold him in slavery.]]]] Thank God that [[spoiler:Astro Boy was programmed to be a "good boy" and was taken in by Dr. Ochanomizu, who was an altruistic, kind man instilled and nurtured those traits in Astro Boy, or maybe he could have become a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds.]]

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* AbusiveParents: [[spoiler:Dr. Tenma]] Dr. Tenma is an early {{manga}} example. After [[spoiler:he he lost his son in a traffic accident]], accident, he [[spoiler:built built Astro Boy as a ReplacementGoldfish]]. ReplacementGoldfish. Shortly afterwards, he [[spoiler:realized realized a ReplacementGoldfish is not a substitute for the original thing]], thing, and he began to berate and scorn [[spoiler:Astroboy]] Astro constantly, yelling him for such a nefarious crimes like being [[spoiler:unable unable to grow up]]. up. Finally he got fed up with him and [[spoiler:[[MoralEventHorizon [[MoralEventHorizon sold him in slavery.]]]] ]] Thank God that [[spoiler:Astro Boy he was programmed to be a "good boy" and was taken in by Dr. Ochanomizu, who was an altruistic, kind man instilled and nurtured those traits in Astro Boy, or maybe he could have become a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds.]]
15th Feb '16 5:17:11 PM GrammarNavi
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The third TV series inspired a video game, ''VideoGame/AstroBoyOmegaFactor'', that is generally held to have avoided TheProblemWithLicensedGames; later a second game was released for the PS2 that unfortunately did ''not'' avoid TheProblemWithLicensedGames. A [[WesternAnimation/AstroBoy CGI movie produced by Imagi Animation Studios]] was released in October 2009, also bringing to the table a mediocre movie-based game that spanned several consoles. In early 2011, an iPhone/iPod game called ''Astro Boy: Tap Tap Rush'' was released, first in Japan and then later in the US. For a video game series that was directly inspired by this franchise, ([[DivorcedInstallment and was in fact going to be an adaptation before the company lost the license]]) see ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic''.

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The third TV series inspired a video game, ''VideoGame/AstroBoyOmegaFactor'', that is generally held to have avoided TheProblemWithLicensedGames; later a second game was released for the PS2 UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 that unfortunately did ''not'' avoid TheProblemWithLicensedGames. A [[WesternAnimation/AstroBoy CGI movie produced by Imagi Animation Studios]] was released in October 2009, also bringing to the table a mediocre movie-based game that spanned several consoles. In early 2011, an iPhone/iPod game called ''Astro Boy: Tap Tap Rush'' was released, first in Japan and then later in the US. For a video game series that was directly inspired by this franchise, ([[DivorcedInstallment and was in fact going to be an adaptation before the company lost the license]]) see ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic''.
7th Nov '15 6:51:45 PM PaulA
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%% * CombiningMecha
%% * CompletelyDifferentTitle
%% * CompulsorySchoolAge

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CombiningMecha:
** Gadem, a group of 47 androids who combind to form a giant centipede.
** One story had Astro himself becoming part of a combiner made up of other humanoid robots in order to fight a giant snow leopard who was actually a combination of billions of electricity eating space amoebas.
* CompletelyDifferentTitle
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CompletelyDifferentTitle: ''Tetsuwan Atom'' (which means "The Mighty Atom") became ''Astro Boy'' in English. This is possibly because there is already a character with that name in the USA.
* CompulsorySchoolAgeCompulsorySchoolAge: Astro Boy is sent to grade school with human children of his apparent age despite being a robot with a super-advanced AI. Sometimes this is explicitly said to be for the purpose of socialization, sometimes not. Subverted with Astro's robot "parents", who are also sent to school in a lower grade because they're actually younger than him.



%% * DrowningMySorrows
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%% * DrowningMySorrows
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DrowningMySorrows: Volume 5 of the collected editions has an intro comic in which Osamu Tezuka talks about where he gets his characters from. Lampe and Kim san Kaku go out and get plastered at the end after they learn they were both designed after Tezuka's dorky elementary school classmates.
* EverybodyHatesHadesEverybodyHatesHades: A major adversary, with a frightening horned appearance, is given the name Pluto.



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%% * FourFingeredHandsFourFingeredHands: Since Tezuka's art style is influenced by Western Animation, Astro has four-fingered hands -- except when he doesn't. One of the volumes of the collected editions has a foreword in which Tezuka acknowledges and discusses the fact that he's been inconsistent on this point.



%% * {{McNinja}}: A gag panel from the "World's Strongest Robot" arc.

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%% * {{McNinja}}: A gag panel from the "World's Strongest Robot" arc.arc. Mustachio asks why the Middle-Eastern villain's HyperCompetentSidekick dresses in black all-concealing robes, and he responds by producing a couple of throwing stars and announcing that he's really a ninja! Then the author steps in to announce that it's just a joke, and the story continues as if nothing had happened.



%% * MotherlyScientist: Dr. Ochanomizu takes the parental role, as well as TheProfessor.

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%% * MotherlyScientist: Dr. Ochanomizu takes the parental role, is a Fatherly Scientist, who treats Astro as well a human being and not just as TheProfessor.an impressive bit of machinery.



%% * NothingCanStopUsNow: [[spoiler: Hercules']] last words are "I am the greatest robot in the world!"



%% * OmnidisciplinaryScientist

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%% * OmnidisciplinaryScientistOmnidisciplinaryScientist: Dr. Ochanomizu, whose main background is in robotics, also comes up with inventions like a bomb that flash-freezes everything for miles around and even a device that can read minds (although considering he's the head of the Ministry of Science he may have had some help with these).



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%% * OurHeroIsDeadOurHeroIsDead: The "Blue Knight" saga ended with Astro losing his head and half his upper torso in a HeroicSacrifice to protect the evil Count Burg from being killed by the Blue Knight's final desperation attack in his own death-throes. The subsequent "Astro Reborn" arc had several failed attempts to revive him before Dr. Tenma finally resurfaced and pulled it off, but with Astro losing all his memories and briefly doing a FaceHeelTurn.



%% * TheProfessor: Astro's mentor, Ochanomizu.
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%% * TheProfessor: Astro's mentor, Ochanomizu.
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Ochanomizu, is an OmnidisciplinaryScientist and the head of the national Ministry of Science. He acts as a source of useful knowledge and inventions throughout the series.
* RageAgainstTheAuthorRageAgainstTheAuthor: In the collected reprints, Tezuka added several introduction comics featuring him discussing various things related to the story and sometimes interacting with the characters. As a result he gets chewed out by Uran for not giving her a proper origin story, Lampe for giving him a deformed skull, and Mr. Mustachio for making the supposedly futuristic world of ''Astro Boy'' so darned mundane.



%% * ReplacementGoldfish: [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed]].

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%% * ReplacementGoldfish: [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed]]. ReplacementGoldfish:
** Astro Boy himself is a replacement for the son Doctor Tenma lost, who died in a car accident playing with a robotic car that Doctor Tenma gave him to make up for the fact that he was so obsessed with developing a super-robot that he forgot to pay attention to his son.
** The story "Memory Day" features a national holiday in which people are visited by robot duplicates of lost family members.



%% * RobotKid

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%% * RobotKidRobotKid:
** Astro himself, created in imitation of Dr. Tenma's son.
** Uran and Cobalt, created to be siblings for Astro.



%% * SuperPoweredRobotMeterMaids
%% * TechMarchesOn

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%% * SuperPoweredRobotMeterMaids
%% * TechMarchesOn
SuperPoweredRobotMeterMaids: Astro Boy was built to replace a grieving scientist's young son, and is equipped with a 100,000-horsepower engine, rocket feet, and a machine gun that comes out of his butt, among other things. Hand-waved by having Dr. Tenma simply retool an existing "ultimate robot" model to look like his son, or claim that he will not only make his son a robot, but the "best robot ever".



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%% * TransformingMechaTransformingMecha:
** Pook, a robot kid who could turn into a variety of animals before his transformation system was destroyed by trying to change into too many things too fast.
** Odette, a robot ballet dancer who turns into a swan who was created for a fairytale theme park attraction based on ''Swan Lake''.



%% * UnderwearOfPower

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%% * UnderwearOfPowerUnderwearOfPower: Astro frequently fights wearing only his briefs and his boots, which may be part of his body.



%% * WarringNatures

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%% * WarringNaturesWarringNatures: In one story, there was a cyborg (half human, half robot) that was detested by both the robots and the humans, back when they weren't on so good terms. He resented that, and plotted revenge.
6th Nov '15 11:08:01 PM wrm5
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* AnyoneCanDie: Yes, we do mean ''anyone.''

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%% * AnyoneCanDie: Yes, we do mean ''anyone.''



* CombiningMecha
* CompletelyDifferentTitle
* CompulsorySchoolAge

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%% * CombiningMecha
%% * CompletelyDifferentTitle
%% * CompulsorySchoolAge



* DrowningMySorrows
* EverybodyHatesHades
* EvilCounterpart
* EvilutionaryBiologist

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%% * DrowningMySorrows
%% * EverybodyHatesHades
%% * EvilCounterpart
%% * EvilutionaryBiologist



* FluffyTamer: Uran
* FourFingeredHands

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%% * FluffyTamer: Uran
%% * FourFingeredHands



* JustAMachine
* {{McNinja}}: A gag panel from the "World's Strongest Robot" arc.
* MiniMecha: Lots of them!
* MoodWhiplash: Oh good golly, people and robots ''died'' in this manga. Usually on camera.
* MotherlyScientist: Dr. Ochanomizu takes the parental role, as well as TheProfessor.

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%% * JustAMachine
%% * {{McNinja}}: A gag panel from the "World's Strongest Robot" arc.
%% * MiniMecha: Lots of them!
%% * MoodWhiplash: Oh good golly, people and robots ''died'' in this manga. Usually on camera.
%% * MotherlyScientist: Dr. Ochanomizu takes the parental role, as well as TheProfessor.



* NothingCanStopUsNow: [[spoiler: Hercules']] last words are "I am the greatest robot in the world!"
* NotSoDifferent: You have human-hating robots and robot-hating humans.
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist

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%% * NothingCanStopUsNow: [[spoiler: Hercules']] last words are "I am the greatest robot in the world!"
%% * NotSoDifferent: You have human-hating robots and robot-hating humans.
%% * OmnidisciplinaryScientist



* OurHeroIsDead

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%% * OurHeroIsDead



* TheProfessor: Astro's mentor, Ochanomizu.
* RageAgainstTheAuthor
* RecycledInSpace: It's ''Pinocchio'' WITH ROBOTS!
* ReplacementGoldfish: [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed]].

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%% * TheProfessor: Astro's mentor, Ochanomizu.
%% * RageAgainstTheAuthor
%% * RecycledInSpace: It's ''Pinocchio'' WITH ROBOTS!
%% * ReplacementGoldfish: [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed]].



* RobotBuddy
* RobotGirl: Uran.
* RobotKid
* {{Sentai}}

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%% * RobotBuddy
%% * RobotGirl: Uran.
%% * RobotKid
%% * {{Sentai}}



* SuperPoweredRobotMeterMaids
* TechMarchesOn
* ThoseTwoGuys

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%% * SuperPoweredRobotMeterMaids
%% * TechMarchesOn
%% * ThoseTwoGuys



* TimeyWimeyBall
* TransformingMecha

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%% * TimeyWimeyBall
%% * TransformingMecha



* UnbuiltTrope
* UnderwearOfPower

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* UnbuiltTrope
UnbuiltTrope: As explained in the description of the trope page, this manga utterly deconstructed the ReplacementGoldfish trope through the horrible way that Dr. Tenma treated his replacement "son."
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* UnderwearOfPower



* WarringNatures
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Deconstructed.

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%% * WarringNatures
%% * WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Deconstructed.
4th Nov '15 9:02:55 PM PaulA
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* OnlyOneMeAllowedRightNow: In the Scara time travel arc, Astro[[spoiler:'s lifeless body]] still exists by the time Dr. Tenma originally constructs him, and the newborn Astro can't be activated until [[spoiler:the older Astro is destroyed]].



* TheSlowPath: After he's sent to the past in the Scara arc, Astro has to live through the time until his present.



* TimeTravel - The Scara arc has the explosion of an alien spaceship send Astro back to 1969. Several other stories contain time travel as well.
** NeverTheSelvesShallMeet: Astro[[spoiler:'s lifeless body]] still exists by the time Dr. Tenma originally constructs him, and the newborn Astro can't be activated until [[spoiler: the older Astro is destroyed.]]
** TheSlowPath: After he's sent to the past, Astro has to live through the time until his present.
** TimeyWimeyBall

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* TimeTravel - TimeTravel: The Scara arc has the explosion of an alien spaceship send Astro back to 1969. Several other stories contain time travel as well.
** NeverTheSelvesShallMeet: Astro[[spoiler:'s lifeless body]] still exists by the time Dr. Tenma originally constructs him, and the newborn Astro can't be activated until [[spoiler: the older Astro is destroyed.]]
** TheSlowPath: After he's sent to the past, Astro has to live through the time until his present.
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* TimeyWimeyBall
27th May '15 11:53:41 PM KingClark
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The third TV series inspired a video game, ''VideoGame/AstroBoyOmegaFactor'', that is generally held to have avoided TheProblemWithLicensedGames; later a second game was released for the PS2 that unfortunately did ''not'' avoid TheProblemWithLicensedGames. A [[WesternAnimation/AstroBoy CGI movie produced by Imagi Animation Studios]] was released in October 2009, also bringing to the table a mediocre movie-based game that spanned several consoles. In early 2011, an iPhone/iPod game called ''Astro Boy: Tap Tap Rush'' was released, first in Japan and then later in the US. For a video game series that was directly inspired by this franchise, ([[DivorcedInstallment and was in fact going to be an adaptation before the company lost the license,]]) see ''Videogame/MegaManClassic''.

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The third TV series inspired a video game, ''VideoGame/AstroBoyOmegaFactor'', that is generally held to have avoided TheProblemWithLicensedGames; later a second game was released for the PS2 that unfortunately did ''not'' avoid TheProblemWithLicensedGames. A [[WesternAnimation/AstroBoy CGI movie produced by Imagi Animation Studios]] was released in October 2009, also bringing to the table a mediocre movie-based game that spanned several consoles. In early 2011, an iPhone/iPod game called ''Astro Boy: Tap Tap Rush'' was released, first in Japan and then later in the US. For a video game series that was directly inspired by this franchise, ([[DivorcedInstallment and was in fact going to be an adaptation before the company lost the license,]]) license]]) see ''Videogame/MegaManClassic''.''VideoGame/MegaManClassic''.
26th Aug '14 8:08:39 PM PaulA
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!!Other/unsorted:

* UltimateUniverse: ''Manga/{{Pluto}}''.
26th Aug '14 8:04:54 PM PaulA
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* ScienceMarchesOn: "Ivan the Fool" had the Moon having frozen air on it which was let free by the sun rising, allowing humans (such as the spaceship passengers [[spoiler: and Soviet astronaut]] who were stranded there) to live until the sun set. We now know this not to be the case.



* FountainOfExpies: Astro inspired the creation of another robot KidHero: ''{{Videogame/Mega Man|Classic}}''.
** There's been lots of imitations and variations of Astro Boy around the world over the years, in various media. Just in the United States in recent years, there were the RobotBoy and ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'' animated series.
** Don't forget Rusty the Boy Robot. [[CatchPhrase Hypersonic]]!
** ''Jetter Mars'' was an interesting self-ripoff case where Tezuka recycled Astroboy's concept in a hurry to create a new TV series. Despite the obvious similitudes, Jetter Mars had some interesting details, Like Jetter's ability to grow like a normal kid and ever having dreams while sleeping. He also appeared in the GBA game and his conversation with Astro Boy only can be described as a funny, epic lampshade.
26th Aug '14 7:17:03 PM Juicehead_Baby
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* AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles: A DiscussedTrope. In the introduction to ''Count Bat'', Tezuka discusses the different attitudes toward sex and violence in Japanese and American cartoons and how it's helped to shape these cultures' perceptions of each other.
31st May '14 6:25:43 PM GreatGuts
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The third TV series inspired a video game, ''VideoGame/AstroBoyOmegaFactor'', that is generally held to have avoided TheProblemWithLicensedGames; later a second game was released for the PS2 that unfortunately did ''not'' avoid TheProblemWithLicensedGames. A [[WesternAnimation/AstroBoy CGI movie produced by Imagi Animation Studios]] was released in October 2009, also bringing to the table a mediocre movie-based game that spanned several consoles. In early 2011, an iPhone/iPod game called ''Astro Boy: Tap Tap Rush'' was released, first in Japan and then later in the US. For a video game series that was directly inspired by this franchise, ([[DivorcedInstallment and was in fact going to be an adaptation before the company lost the license,]]) see ''VideoGame/MegaMan''.

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The third TV series inspired a video game, ''VideoGame/AstroBoyOmegaFactor'', that is generally held to have avoided TheProblemWithLicensedGames; later a second game was released for the PS2 that unfortunately did ''not'' avoid TheProblemWithLicensedGames. A [[WesternAnimation/AstroBoy CGI movie produced by Imagi Animation Studios]] was released in October 2009, also bringing to the table a mediocre movie-based game that spanned several consoles. In early 2011, an iPhone/iPod game called ''Astro Boy: Tap Tap Rush'' was released, first in Japan and then later in the US. For a video game series that was directly inspired by this franchise, ([[DivorcedInstallment and was in fact going to be an adaptation before the company lost the license,]]) see ''VideoGame/MegaMan''.''Videogame/MegaManClassic''.



* FountainOfExpies: Astro inspired the creation of another robot KidHero: ''VideoGame/MegaMan''.

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* FountainOfExpies: Astro inspired the creation of another robot KidHero: ''VideoGame/MegaMan''.''{{Videogame/Mega Man|Classic}}''.
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