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JLAnime 5: Astro Boy by ninjatron JLAnime 5: Astro Boy by ninjatron
From my artwork THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF ANIME. I painted each of the seven characters there separately, and here you can get a better look at each of them.

Comment and +fav if you want, but make sure you check out and do the same for the original artwork. [link]

Here is the story of how this character joins the Justice League. Read them in order.

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While the android super hero Cutie Honey fights the security robots in the Ministry of Science, she continues to yell instructions to Lupin, who runs back and forth, plugging this into that, setting up something he's not too sure of, all the while dodging the flying severed robot parts knocked loose from the battle. When everything was set up, Honey seemed overwhelmed by the onslaught of robotic guards, but told Lupin to flip the large switch behind the tube. Lupin pulled and tugged on the switch until it finally budged. Then the lights went out.

In a blinding bust of light, the tube in the center of the room sparked, and began to pulsate with a powerful glow. Slowly, it opened up, and inside was the reawakened miracle of science, the Mighty Atom, Astro Boy.

As the Earth's government was being subtly influenced by the presence of aliens, the corrupting forces knew that Astro would question what is happening and oppose them. Astro would be seen by the people as a beacon of hope, and the aliens could not afford to allow that to happen. So robots with advanced artificial intelligence were completely outlawed, and Astro was shut down and locked away. But Cutie Honey, herself an AI Robot, used her shape changing power to act as a human to gain a position at the Ministry of Science so that she could, one day, right this injustice.

The lights came back on and Astro walked up to the guard robots to ask them why they were fighting. They stopped, standing there, confused for a brief moment by both the question and the robot asking it, until more arrived and the fight continued. Astro didn't want to fight, but he could tell that Honey was trying to help him, and these other robots would not listen to reason. Astro and Honey managed to fend many of them off, but more kept arriving at the scene. Astro used his laser to cut through some, which also melted a hole through the wall. The ever-so-crafty Lupin saw this as the way out, and so the three of them made their escape, with the robots being too big to fit through and follow.

When they were all safe, Lupin reached into his pocket, pulled out a communication device, and spoke into it.

"Mission complete, Cap'n. I made some new friends too. But somehow I think you already knew that."
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SmurfWaffe Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018
C3PO on meth 
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evangelian007 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016
Good job drawing Rock Holmes. To be honest my first true exposure of him was through the Astro Boy Omega Factor game and the movie Metropolis. I find it fascinating that he's a character/actor that played both heroes and villains at the same time. In my opinion at his worst was in the manga Alabaster where he was almost a horrible human being and a sociopath(If you read it then you know what I'm talking about).
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ninjatron Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016   Digital Artist
I haven't read Alabaster but I really want to. I had hoped for a long time that it would come out in English so I'm glad it did. Someday I'm sure I'll get a copy.
I love Omega Factor! Probably my favorite Astro Boy story and one of my all time favorite video games.

Sayonara.
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Tigerman354 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Student Writer
Nice artwork of one of anime's oldest and most iconic characters!
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TheBoeingKid Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
The original Iron Man 
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megashroomx Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015
It's amazing knowing how long astro has been around especially with a new series on the way
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SHREKRULEZ Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
Astro still rulez since DBZ and many Animes I loved. With great stroytelling, characters, nice art by the late Osamu Tezuka.
He's one of a kind even pure hearted human like robot bot we loved. ASTRO BOY FOR LIFE! GREAT JOB! ;) (Wink) 
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BlueTiger19 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey very nice coloring, and drawed Astro boy /atom very wellClap . To know I'm Osamu tezuka fan, Giggle but oh boy man I draw a lot of those Astro boy artSweating a little... 

anyway it looks good, but was it easy for you to draw? cuz lots of people say Astro is quite a simple figure to draw. I sometimes find it easy to draw most of the time, depends in the mood^.^
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ninjatron Featured By Owner May 20, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you. I've drawn Astro a couple of times and I'd have to say that if you want that really spot-on, authentic look, then Astro can be challenging to get exactly right. He is a simple character design, but it can be hard to be simple. There are a couple of tricks to help get it right, but even still, there was only one Osamu Tezuka.

Sayonara.
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BlueTiger19 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's must be right, he may look simple, but tiny tricks to it.
even you start drawing, takes a minute to think. :-)
 It's sad....sad that tezuka's not there. But he was the one the only only Tezuka create that manga.
your welcome :-) (sorry for the late feedback btw 
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ninjatron Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014   Digital Artist
As far as all fime favorite fiction characters go, I'd have to say that picking a classic character like Astro is the only correct answer!

Sayonara.
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lexiastro Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cute
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JakeCrusher4 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Writer
I know this character is an anime icon, but you still can not help but question a scientist who would build a robot that looks like a kid in his UNDERWEAR!
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ninjatron Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013   Digital Artist
Would you rather he made a robot that looked like a kid that wasn't wearing anything?

Sayonara.
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JakeCrusher4 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Writer
good point I suppose. Though now that I think about it most robots do not wear clothes at all so this whole argument may be quite mute.
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ninjatron Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013   Digital Artist
Yeah, actually at certain point in the history of the Astro Boy universe, robots were not supposed to wear clothes as they were basically second class citizens. But Astro was made to replace the dead son of Dr Tenma, so he is covered by a rubbery skin-like material and does wear clothes. They would typically get torn up whenever Astro does his heroics so he usually takes them off first.

Sayonara.
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JakeCrusher4 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Writer
When I said robots did not usually wear clothes I was refering to robots from all media not that specific show. It is amazing what can lead to an intellagent conversation on this website.
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LordJamesConnors Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I am working on a poster for non-commercial use in order to help a cause, can I use this picture? Thank you in advance for your answer
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ninjatron Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012   Digital Artist
That would be fine. Please include a link to my website sykografix.com and a statement that says the artwork was used with permission.

Sayonara.
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LordJamesConnors Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It's ok ^^
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JNTA1234 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
Astro Boy is innocent and alittle naive. He'd would look up to Goku, Harlock and even Lupin like role models. Even though he's stronger than them.
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JakeCrusher4 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Writer
Well not Goku! Astro is not powerful enough to blow up the planet.
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larsara Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Student Writer
"GLOMPS ASTRO XD"
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GJMEGA Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
Um.. not to nitpick, but wouldn't a law that essentially murders sentient robots be something that Astro would fight and not submit to? And if he /did/ fight it and was subdued I can't imagine that he would be in good shape, nor that they would keep him in one piece. Story aside this is an AWESOME picture!
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ninjatron Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010   Digital Artist
Astro has, in fact, submitted to a similar law in his own history. He questioned it, but ultimately complied. Watch the episode "Frankenstein" from the 80's series for an example.

Sayonara.
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Kabuki-Sohma Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
-SQUEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAALLLLLL!!!!~- I WANNA HUG HIM!!!!! -hugging her new Astro figure- You have been the closest person to Tezuka at drawing Astro that I have SEEN!!!! :D I'm practicing Astro and I'm still not at my mark!! :O
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ninjatron Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009   Digital Artist
Wow, that's a great compliment. But I think I just got lucky this time, because Astro is still tough for me to draw. He's much harder to get right then it looks. But I like drawing in the classic retro-manga style and I think when I create my own manga it will look more like the manga of Tezuka's time than any modern manga.

If you like Astro make sure you check out AstroBoyWorld! [link]

Sayonara.
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Norbert2009 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008  Professional General Artist
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CyborgCafeClub Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008
YOU ARE MY GOD!!! XD :pray:
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ninjatron Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008   Digital Artist
That's good because I'm quite comfortable with being a God. Thanks!

Sayonara.
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CyborgCafeClub Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008
XD
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Kitty-Can-Draw Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing :love:
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Dragonrider1227 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
AWESOMENESS!!
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daybee Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008
kya~! ATOM!
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AstroBoyGF Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
CUTE!!! i love it and astro/atomu!
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