Dark Horse confirm Astro Boy omnibus

Dark Horse Comics has officially announced that it will release omnibus edition possibly the most influential manga of all: Astro Boy

Created by “Godfather of Manga” Osamu Tezuka, the classic sci-fi series was the first manga to be adapted into an anime. The manga ran for 23 volumes between 1952 and 1968. The original anime series ran between 1963 and 1968, although not the episodes were broadcast in English. The series follows the adventures of the robot boy with 100,000 horsepower fighting evil around the world.

It was suspected that Dark Horse were going to release the series for some time because websites such as Amazon were listing the book, but this is the first time the omnibus has been officially confirmed. 

Dark Horse had previously released the series in a flipped left-to-right format. It is not known if this omnibus will be flipped or un-flipped, although previous Dark Horse omnibuses have been released reading left-to-right.


Ian Wolf

Ian works as an anime and manga critic for Anime UK News, and was also the manga critic for MyM Magazine. His debut book, CLAMPdown, about the manga collective CLAMP, is available now. Outside of anime, he is data specialist for the British Comedy Guide, is QI's most pedantic viewer, has written questions for both The Wall and Richard Osman's House of Games, and has been a contestant on Mastermind.

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