This is a charactor of the animation named “TETSUWAN ATOM“. His name is Atom. In America, this anime is called “ASTRO BOY“.
Anime “TETSUWAN ATOM” is created by Osamu Tezuka. He is known to be “God of Manga” by some group of fans of Manga, because he changes manga from book of child to Japanese culture.
Yes, “TETSUWAN ATOM” was Manga before becoming Anime.
1st 30 minutes anime
Anime had been broadcasted by Fuji Television in Japan, from 1963 to 1966. “TETSUWAN ATOM” is th first 30 minutes anime. It started as a black and white anime before it changes to the colored anime which we see today.
This anime is first Japanese anime in which charactors have patent. SEIKA NOTE, Japanese company, told Tezuka what is patent, how to use patent, how to get patent, etc. This helps Tezuka’s hard life.
Atom is a robot. He helps people by using his special power. But he’s not like Doraemon. Apart from heving very strong power, he is very wise too. He can speak 60 languages. (60 is the number of the United Nations when anime started.) He can distinguish a person as good man or bad man. He is very helpful robot. He is created by a machines expart.
Now, some game soft are being published. Tezuka is close to Fujio Fujiko(Hiroshi Fujimoto and Motoo Abiko), creator of DORAEMON.
Atom opening in first movie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2btYv8GaXk
Creater TEZUKA was loved by many people http://tezukaosamu.net/
I saw special show area at Kyoto Station. It is in the Japan Railway station in Kyoto prefecture. And there is TEZUKA OSAMU MUSEUM at Takarazuka city in Hyogo prefecture. In fact, Mr.Tezuka had lived in Takarazuka city when he was 5 before he moved away when he was 24.
ATOM food : Sushi
In Japan, there is a conveyor belt sushi chain restaurant named “ATOM BOY“. Its restaurants are located mostly in Aichi Prefecture and other prefectures close to Aichi