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Friday, Mar 22, 2013 5:30 PM
Astro Boy is a young robot with incredible powers created by a genius sci- entist who dreams of replacing the son that he’s lost in a fatal car accident. This 2009 adaptation of the famous manga is filled with a devoted fan’s lov- ing appreciation for the history of the series.
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"In an age when most American superheroes fought for a patriotic form of justice and had special powersderived from mysterious, almost cosmic sources, Astro Boy was utterly original. ...His powers were based on semi-scientific or mechanical principles, and instead of fighting for justice, he fought for peace." —Frederic L. Schodt Astro Boy: Books 1 and 2.2

CAAM is thrilled to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of that icon of manga, anime, video games and the big screen: Astro Boy. A global sensation, Astro Boy is a touching story of a child’s dream of world peace. Starting as a Japanese manga in 1952 by Osamu Tezuka, Astro Boy was the first official anime released in America. Through the decades, Astro Boy has evolved, been remodeled and become a household name: his animated (and live action) Tv series, many video games and toys, and most recently the 2009 film. Our Astro Boy spotlight will display many rare items to help celebrate the anniversary of this global hero, including rare Tv episodes, classic manga, video games to play, and of course, Astro Boy, the film!

ASTRO BOY (Testuwan Atomu)

FRI MAR 22 | 5:30 PM | NEW PEOPLE CINEMA USA 2009 | 94mins | In 35mm

DIRECTOR: David Bowers EXEC. PRODUCERS: Francis Kao, Cecil Kramer, Ken Tsumura, Paul Wang PRODUCERS: Maryann Garger CINEMATOGRAPHER: Pepe valencia EDITOR: Robert Anich WRITERS: David Bowers, Timothy Harris CAST: Nicolas Cage, Charlize Theron, Freddie Highmore

Astro Boy is a young robot with incredible powers, created by a genius scientist who dreams of replacing his dead son. In a Metropolis-like futuristic city, our young hero embarks on a journey to find his place in the world, ultimately mastering his powers to protect those he loves from alien intruders. Beautifully crafted, smartly written and featuring the voices of Nicolas Cage and Charlize Theron, this 2009 adaptation of the famous manga is filled with a deep love and fan’s appreciation for the series. This family-friendly, charming film is bound to warm the hearts of the audience.

—Masashi Niwano