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'Tetsujin 28-go' to get a remake for its 50th anniversary since first anime adaptation

January 23, 2013 @ 1:44 am
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On January 21, it was announced that manga artist Yokoyama Mitsuteru’s giant robot manga “Tetsujin 28-go” will be remade by Fuji TV and Eiken as an anime titled “Testujin 28- Gao!”to celebrate the 50th anniversary since it was first made into an anime.

The manga was original serialized in 1956 in Kobunsha’s“Shonen” magazine and it has been remade numerous times.  It follows child detective Kaneda Shotaro as he battles his enemies over a giant robot that can be both good and evil depending on how you use the remote control.  It focused on the intense battles that Shotaro and his giant robot comrade fought together in and gave hope to children growing up in the post-WWII era.

The remake will focus on the daily life of elementary school student Shotaro instead of the battles between robots.  It will take the story of an ordinary elementary school student 'Shotaro' and his robot friend defeating enemy robots through the pop style anime.  Fuji TV producer Hara Daisuke spoke with anticipation as he said, “At the time it was broadcast, many children were fanatics of ‘Tetsujin-28 go’. In order for people who have not seen the anime before to enjoy it, we will use the pop style and a new image in the remake. It will be broadcast in the early morning, but I hope the whole family will enjoy it.”

“Tetsujin-28 Gao!” will be broadcast on Fuji TV starting on April 6; it will run every Saturday from 4:52 AM to 5 AM (except in certain regions.)

Source and Image: Oricon

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