“Atomcat” is a manga inspired by “Astro Boy” by the legendary Osamu Tezuka. Tsugio is a little boy who is a big fan of ‘Astro Boy’. One day, he finds a cat and names it after Astro. When Tsugio and Atom get into an accident, aliens rescue them. Not knowing anything about feline biology, they turn Atom into a robot cat with the same powers as Astro Boy.
It’s a pretty interesting take on the ‘Astro Boy’ mythos, although it’s a little surprising that Tezuka didn’t make animal expys of Uran and the others. It would also have been nice if Tezuka wrote some sort of ending that resolved the plot while still hinting that Atom Cat will have futures adventures instead of ending abruptly with the mummy animals. The artwork is nicely cartoony and clean. This is a great manga for kids to read and for Honolulu Osamu Tezuka fans.
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