by Chris MaGee
First there was a live-action "Tetsujin 28" movie back in 2005, then there was news at the beginning of December that none other than Mamoru Oshii was going to be directing a stage play of the first ever giant robot in Japanese manga and anime and now Twitch has got posted interesting a very interesting link to a proposed fully CG-animted "Tetsujin 28" movie... a movie that has not yet been green-lit. The whole site and the
teaser trailer has been produced and posted by Japanese Hikari Productions and Hong Kong-based studio Imagi, the folks behind the upcoming CGI "Astro Boy" movie, in order to gauge public interest in a fully computer-animated adaptation of Mitsuteru Yokoyama's manga about a boy named Shoutarou Kaneda and the giant robot, the Tetsujin 28, that his father was working on during the final days of the Second World War.
After watching the trailer I can definitely say I could see it working, maybe with a bit more work on the character design on Shoutarou and the other humans in the film, but you be the final judge. Click Anime News Network for additional details on this story.