01, Power-Up

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01, Power-Up

Postby jeffbert » 2 years ago

in what is certainly influenced by American culture, this is an entirely new version of Mighty Atom. I have no doubt that more than a few differences between this and the previous versions are largely to satisfy such demands. More on this later.
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In these 1st few frames I chose, Atom's consciousness is depicted as awakening.
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These next two, seem to be influenced by Frankenstein movies; arcing electric current & the noise that goes with it:
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Re: 01, Power-Up

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more Frankenstein-inspired elements:
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A large knife-switch (also featured in some prison films :evil: )

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again, a large knife-switch

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flashing and flickering lights
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The scientist with determined expression.
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Re: 01, Power-Up

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Yet, the 科学省 (Ministry of science) even with all its resources, cannot supply enough electrical エネルギー (energy) to activate one child-like robot!
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So, the order goes to the central energy hub, to divert power from other parts of the city to the MOS:
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But this robot warns against this action!
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Re: 01, Power-Up

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Elsewhere, 天馬博士 (Dr. Tenma; literally means "heavenly horse") observes the activity at the MOS. Tenma, who built the child-like robot, thinks that Ochanomizu is in over his head.
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This seems too far out to have come from the mind of anyone at 手塚プロダクション (Tezuka Productions)! Such an old man, as お茶の水博士 (Doctor Ochanomizu) manhandling this massive electrical cable. I could be wrong, But I do have just about everything in the 鉄腕アトム (Mighty Atom) corpus, to give me precedents.
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Re: 01, Power-Up

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Atom is at the very top of this tower. Perhaps also influenced by Frankenstein movies.
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Re: 01, Power-Up

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Re: 01, Power-Up

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This made it easy for both Japanese & English version to derive his name. In the 1963 animated version, ハム・エッグ (Hamegg) gives him the name 'Atom'. :lol: It took me a while to recall Hamegg's ELV name. 'Cacciatore.'
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So, the stuffy robotocists come to see the wonderful new robot, but, their expectations were not quite satisfied. :lol:
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atom does the Uran-squeeze. apparently, some humor was needed.
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Call us when this robot can do something useful.
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Re: 01, Power-Up

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Uh oh! here comes 夕子 (Yuuko)! And she is not making a social call!
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For a subordinate, she sure is pushy! :lol:
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Re: 01, Power-Up

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Poor Dr. O, he had just been chewed out by the guy from the energy hub. It seems that the diversion of energy had some consequences.
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Re: 01, Power-Up

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As though he had not been burdened with the energy guy's complaint, here comes タワシ警部 [also written '田鷲警部 '] (Police Inspector Tawashi), who seems to also have somewhat of a complaint about the electrical incident of the past night (forgot to mention the blackouts in parts of the city :D ).
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In explaining tho blackouts, Dr. Ochanomizu mentions that a 心 ('kokoro' thinking, but much more, also) ロボット (robot) was made last night. Tawashi is no fan of robots, and expects nothing good will result.

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So, nose to nose, the two argue. Oops! What was that?
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