Smiling faces in front of “Tetsujin28”

By Tenkaijapan - Last updated: 月曜日, 12月 5, 2011 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment

Umbrellas bearing the smiling faces of children from areas hit by natural disasters around the world are opened in front of a statue of a robot cartoon character “Tetsujin28 (鉄人28号)” in Kobe, to wish for the reconstruction of northeastern Japan following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

“Tetsujin 28” is a 1956 manga written and illustrated by Mitsuteru Yokoyama.After a 13-episode live TV series in 1960, the manga was later adapted into four anime TV series, the first in 1963. It was the first Japanese series to feature a giant robot.

Tetsujin28 manga

A live-action movie was produced in Japan in 2005.
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