‘Astroboy’ Reboot Coming From ‘Miraculous’ Creator

Astroboy is returning! Thomas Astruc, the creator of Miraculous – Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir is set to reboot the beloved manga series alongside Method Animation and Shibuya Productions.

The reboot will comprise of 52 half-hour episodes and will take on a CGI-3D art style. The series is also likely to address today’s issues including the impact of the Internet, social media and the damages caused to the environment by humans.


The original Astroboy animated TV series came out in 1963 and became a global sensation, especially in Japan, France and the U.S. It was based on the manga collection created by Osamu Tezuka which sold over 100 million copies worldwide and paved the way for other Japanese TV animation series. Astroboy was also a huge seller in merchandising, turning the little child-like robot character into a pop-culture icon and best-known superhero of Tezuka’s work.

“Tezuka’s original comics were far advanced in delivering a powerful message to readers worldwide. These fantastic stories of the little boy who flies are all about strong values that still resonate today for a global audience,” said Mediawan and Shibuya.

Astroboy is a cult series that has overseen the future like no other property. In the strange world we live in today, everybody needs Astroboy to come back!” added Astruc. “Astroboy sparked the boom of mangas and created the industry for modern anime,”