Fuji TV has a little something for the little boys.
The 2013 adaptation of the Tetsujin 28 anime entitled Tetsujin 28-gō Gao! is coming this April in a brand new visual package. Viewers won’t be seeing the artwork used in the previous anime productions. It will feature pop-art visuals instead.
The upcoming anime focuses on the day-to-day life of the main protagonist Shotaro Kaneda, unlike the previous Tetsujin 28 productions which mostly showed fighting scenes. The 2013 remake is a series of anime shorts (about 5 minutes per episode).
The original story of Tetsujin 28 is set in the latter days of World War II. The robot Tetsujin 28-gō, which was supposed to be used for saving the Japanese empire, was completed at the end of the war. The robot developer, Dr. Kaneda dies shortly after its completion. Instead of becoming the military’s superweapon, Tetsujin 28 was given to Shotaro Kaneda, the son of the late robot creator. Shotaro then uses Tetsujin 28 and commands it to fight against enemy robots and to halt the evil deeds of criminals.
The 2013 remake is the first anime adaptation since the 2007 movie Tetsujin 28-gō: Hakuchu no zangetsu. Its 1963 series was the first anime that featured a giant mecha.
Tetsujin 28-gō Gao! is scheduled to premiere on April 6 at a very early time slot: from 4:52 AM to 5 AM.