I'm in the mood for something like Giant Robo
is the 2003 Astro Boy series any good?
>it's even similar to an Imagawa work!
To be fair, that's also something Tezuka would sometimes do as well.
The man liked reusing particular character types in his work - nicknamed it his 'star system'
Eh, it's no big deal.
By general consensus, the 2001 version is the best, and closest to the manga in terms of adaption, putting aside a number of necessary changes (mainly the switch to modern day). Sticking with the dub is pretty much the only option, since most of the subs are HKs.
The second best is the 79 version helmed by Ryosuke Takahashi, though only 2/3rds of it got subs. Didn't make it to the Underground Empire arc, either.
The 2001 series. The first one is garbage for several reasons. The second requires prior knowledge to the characters and it's loosely based on the manga since it was still being published at the time.
If you want to get into Astro Boy might want to try the comics.
The shows are usually decent adaptations, but I prefer the comics. Like Carl Barks' comics vs Ducktales. Ducktales isn't _bad_, but it can lack the oomph that the original comics had.
>Nix that...the whole 2003 series got subbed in the end. I have them all on DVD.
I have it on DVD too, but it's not subbed. he series had a dub only release, and if I remember correctly, the dub fucks with the dialog and makes Atom come of as more hostile.
You should also check out Tetsujin 28 from 2004
While it's amazing, I'm not sure if it's what you're looking for, anon. Each episode really just focuses on Atom's interaction with humans, learning about the social climate of human-robot relations, and daddy issues. There's plenty of action, but... still not sure if it's what you want. But make no mistake, it is beyond good.
Also the whole thing technically IS subbed, but the second half only has HK subs. It's still easy to tell what's going on, but it's a bummer they're so shit. Be grateful for those first 25 episodes, though. I watched the whole series with HK subs on Tudou before I even knew about the torrent.
The 60s series is charming, but it's definitely got flaws. The 80s series has shit animation and voice acting, and many stories from the manga were altered to seem "newer". I personally can't stand it.
If I recall this was among the last anime that used cels and it had an incredibly high budget for a TV series. You can tell that the people behind it really gave it their all unlike some modern remakes like Sailor Moon Crystal.
That fight was a bitch in the PS2 game when I was younger.
Ended up just spamming lasers, hoping they would actually hit. Never did beat Atlas.
Maybe I should actually give it another go someday. I do remember enjoying it a fair bit.
>Tetsuwan Atom and Cyborg 009 subs fucking never.
Chemistry is R&B
I have those too, apparently some of the episodes are out of order throughout them also. I'm always on the fence of just getting rid of them but it was the first anime set I ever got as a kid.