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Osamu Tezuka's Unico Gets an Update for Japanese Mobile Users

The little unicorn that could


Everyone knows Osamu Tezuka, since the guy's actually referred to as the "god" of manga and everything. But he's made some things that were slightly less popular than Astro Boy. One of them being the story of Unico, a little unicorn who has the ability to spread happiness. No kidding, just look at him! 
 
We got word from ANN this morning that a Japanese television to cell phone service called BeeTV will be streaming what they call a "movie comic" of the classic manga, which will add color, spoken dialogue, sound effects, and special effects. Neat! (Or you could just watch the animated film of the same name. But not on your phone!) Voice actress Nana Mizuki will play several roles in the new adaption, which will come out on August 1st.
 
Of course, this news is useless for those of us not living in Japan, but hey, we can read it and wish that we lived there instead of here. I mean, we all do that anyway on a daily basis, so why stop now?
MagusMaleficuson July 16, 2010 at 9:55 a.m.
It's totally working. I was kinda "meh" when I started reading the article; now I'm puking rainbows.
Kilnikon July 16, 2010 at 2:24 p.m.
I loved watching this while growing up; both the original and "The Island of Magic." So few people have even heard of it, sadly. One of my sisters still taunts me with "Toooby!" in the evil voice of Lord Karuku. (Though my name's not Toby! /roots)
jewl122on July 17, 2010 at 9:24 a.m.

I do not get the point.
Nucemison July 18, 2010 at 12:28 a.m.
FAKE ...is only Kimba badly  photoshopped
Nucemison July 19, 2010 at 7:36 a.m.
O_O Im wrong... is true

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Known as the "godfather of manga," Osamu Tezuka is Japan's most prolific manga creator to date with over 700 original series to his name. Tezuka is widely credited for pushing the medium to its mainstream popularity after World War II.

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