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Robot Cat to the Rescue

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After a successful Kickstarter campaign, DMP Digital Manga will be releasing a translated version of Osamu Tezuka’s A-Tomcat this April. Tezuka, as if you didn’t know, was the creator of Kimba the White Lion — and many many other world-famous titles, including of course Astro-Boy. This one-shot black & white paperback is an off-shoot of the Astro-Boy Series. Try to follow this: ” Tsugio is a young Japanese boy who is very fond of reading the Astro-Boy manga series. One day he finds a stray kitten and persuades his family to keep it. But then, after an encounter with two aliens honeymooning on Earth (!),  suddenly the little cat not only looks like Astro-Boy, but has Astro-Boy’s Powers! Check out more at DMP’s order site.


image c. 2013 DMP Digital Manga

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The original Japanese title is "Atom Cat", with "A Tomcat" a pun used once or twice. It looks like the American publishers have made the pun the main title. Sort of like how the American producers of "Pocket Monsters" have turned the Japanese slang title for it, "Pokémon", into the official title.

Fred Patten

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