Thursday, July 30, 2009
Astro Boy episode 6 "Grass Boy"
Astro "helps" some other kids in a row boat show up some richies in their motor boat. he "helps" them right out of the lake and into the woods, where they spy a strange plant. Astro then relates the story of the weird plant.
this entails an alien invasion that tries to take all the Earth's water.
weird story, and sort of predictable to me (but kids may have been surprised). the animation is improving, even this early on. did rich kids always look down on poor kids? I mean, if they are in boats on the lake, come on. there had to be some kind of etiquette back then. but Tezuka's designs are always cool and fun.