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Introducing myself and showing off my Astro stuff

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:17 am
by Shirubie
Hi everyone! My name's Shirubie, I'm a 27 year old canadian woman who's been an Astro fan since her childhood. I've just discovered this forum and was overjoyed to find an active Astro Boy message board on the net.

I first saw Astro in french on canadian television and somewhat forgot about him until a few years ago. I became a fan of anime in my teens and while searching the net for anime info, I learned that this half-remembered show about a robot boy was originally from japan and a cultural icon there. I found some tapes of the 80s series and fell in love with Astro all over again.

I also discovered Osamu Tezuka's other works recently, like Phoenix, Black Jack, Midnight (a little known manga of Tezuka about a taxi driver) and many others. Tezuka-Sensei is now one of my personal heroes.

And here is my little Astro boy collection. Not a lot of stuff but I'm still proud of it:


-Astro Plushie: found at an anime convention in Montreal years ago.
-Astro board game: based on the 2003 series, found on sale for 10$. Never played, I just bought it because 2003 series merchandise is kinda rare.
-Mangas: I added a few more since I took this picture. I also have a french edition manga published in 1997.
- Poster: found in the Montreal Chinatown in an Anime store.
-Not shown: Book "The Astro boy Essays" by Fred Schodt, two volumes of the manga "Pluto", an "How to draw Astro Boy" book and DVD box sets of the 80s and 2003 series.

Well, that's about all I have to say about me. I hope to have interesting discussions with my fellow Astro Boy fans. See Ya!

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:58 am
by Astro Forever
Welcome Shirubie! :D I find your collection very interesting. I hope you enjoy the forum!

I didn't even know there was a board game. :eek: Can I come and play since we don't live too far of each others? :p

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 2:53 am
by Dragonrider1227
Aww, I totally want that plushie!! ^^
And yes, there was indeed a board game. "Astro Boy saves the universe" I believe it's called. Never owned it so I don't know how the gameplay works

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 3:30 am
by astro_mcfly
hahaha, I own the board game, too (probably would have forgotten if I didn't see it here... ha) I also have a similar plushie. I have a sitting one, a running one, then Uran, Shunsaku Ban, and Ochanomizu Hakase. :]

[EDIT] I have the running atomu hanging from the mirror of my car. ;] [/EDIT]

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 4:25 am
by MangaBottle
Yay for collecting manga-crap! :D

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:23 am
by MegaAstroFan75
I ain't got any Astro stuff. Hey has the Astro Boy manga been translated?

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 8:34 am
by Miniduffa
Welcome to the boards. :)

I envy you. :p I have literally nothing except for out of order episodes of the 2003 anime on Veoh.

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:01 am
by MegaAstroFan75
Oh wait I got the 2003 series on DVD in its entirety (except 'Eternal Boy' of course). Speaking of which does anyone know anywhere that Eternal Boy has been uploaded?

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:50 am
by fafner
You can find it here. It is even subtitled in English :D

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:14 pm
by Shirubie
Astro Forever wrote:Can I come and play since we don't live too far of each others?

Another canadian fan, yay! Where do you live? I'm in Sherbrooke Qc.

MegaAstroFan75 wrote:Hey has the Astro Boy manga been translated?

You mean in english? Yes, it's published by Dark Horse Comics in the US.