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A pic thats been in my head for a while. Done over 2 weeks.

i like all the astros really, and thought it would be cool to put all of them together, so you can see the differences. (there may be other astros i've missed out, but these are the main ones, i think, excluding things like the comic 'pluto' etc).

Also let me point out that these are like stereotypes, if you like, of that particular astro. What i mean is, there are times when the manga astro looks like the 80's astro, and vice versa. i just picked up on the features which i think kept popping up in that series.

Main features i noticed:

*Manga:

His hair bends inwards and sticks out alot. His eyes are often just full black. He has joint lines. He uses his arm rockets alot. Small ears. His dialog is often typical super hero, not really very unique.

*60's:

Has a colour to his eyes, despite the greyscale. still has joint lines. some confusion over how many fingers on each hand. sometimes 3, sometimes 4. still has bendy hair. In the anime he is very sensible, with an english voice which i think suits him. i love his interaction with the audience.

*80's:

Much shorter. He has smaller boots which start lower down his legs, and he can take them off. Still occasional joint lines. Ridiculously high voice, which is cute, but at the same time makes you cringe. not really very super-hero-ish. tiny underwear in proportion to the rest of him. Small ears again.

*2003:

Brighter eyes, much taller. Longer legs with boots pulled right up. pants are longer in proportion to his body. No joint lines. highlights on his body. Sharper hair, which does not bend inwards. hairline is further up his forehead. Hands definitely have 4 fingers, and are larger. feet more rounded, boots dont come off. Bigger ears.

*Movie:

Well...yeah you can see the differences. New design to his boots, he has a buckle to his belt. his underwear is more like black shorts. Lost the cutesie roundness to his cheeks ,and hair sticks out more. More human-like hands.

I'm hoping the images will show the differences, you know.

i dont own astroboy, silly!, i just wanted to draw him over and over XD.

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I found this picture very interesting. "Astro Boy'' is a very old manga, and a classic at that, so it's not surprising that people would create new adaptions of it. And it's only natural that Atom's appearance and even his character would change and develop along with time and the society itself. As technology advances and our world changes, Atom's story seems to gain more meaning to it. But in every version I've seen - whether the manga, the 1960 anime, the 1980 anime, the 2003 anime, the 2009 movie or even PLUTO - he remains a unique character and it's no wonder I still read stories about him.
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ErikServin Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Astro will never die!
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Anonymous-17 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Too true.
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ErikServin Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes! He will live in my mind and heart forever!
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SCP-811Hatena Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
How old is Astro exactly? Some sources say that he's nine, but the wiki says that he is 13-14.
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shazy Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It depends which version you are referring to. In some versions he is older than others, I believe for the CG movie they increased his age
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SCP-811Hatena Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The wiki says he is 14 in the movie.
In which series was he 13?
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shazy Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Not sure, perhaps the 2003 one although i'd argue that he was younger in that
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SCP-811Hatena Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I also think it might be 2003, because the 2003 incarnation of Astro is the tallest.
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OrangeToonist Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016  Student General Artist
Astro is nine.
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SCP-811Hatena Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I know that now. He's 13 in the movie, though.
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Anonymous-17 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
In the original manga, Mr. Tezuka switched his age sometimes. Sometimes he was 9; in other episodes, he was 12. I prefer him as a nine-year-old myself. What about you?
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SCP-811Hatena Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you ever plan on drawing the Astro from "Pluto"?
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shazy Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I have not read Pluto yet and I dont feel i'd be interested in the art style, so can't say its ever crossed my mind
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SCP-811Hatena Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay.
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EV2002 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Student Filmographer
Frost's Friend
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Ultimate-Jasper Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really liked that movie, there should have been a sequel.
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FrostTheHobidon Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015
Nice
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Astro-Boy-2003 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
2003 is the best! Heart Heart Heart 
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OysterQueen355 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
I like the movie version of Astro Boy. Astro Boy is one of my favorite characters.
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bloodbath2you Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
1960, my fav
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SpaceDragonChild Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
2003, movie and 19803 are my favorite! And yes, that 1980s voice did make me cringe at first but then it quickly went to awww cuz hes soo innocent! The movie kinda burned though..but the 2003 was amazing! Sorry, big fan girl, im going to shut up now xD
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shazy Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
xD I love the 2003 so much~~

its okay im also a huge fangirl, I dont mind
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Hirpina81 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
As a 63 years old character, he changed much and many times. But you gave a great resume of all the main features.
I think every author can personalize it a bit; in my case, I prefer giving him Megaman's Legs: we know who inspired who, and more robotic boots fits more than 'real' (?) ones on Astro.

You say that you don' like very much the voice of 1980's original version; personally I adore it. It's childish because he's a child. But I understand the problems you can see.
The visible joints on his body is a great feature, but sometimes I prefer to not use it. There's not a particular reason. The fact you can easily reckognize him as a robot is an important feature for the story, not only for the graphic style.
When he loses them in 2003's series, I missed them a bit. But, unlike the 1980's series, he prefers not to dress too much: he knows that every fabric will go in pieces if he starts using his power; he does not need clothes, and that's a proof of what he really is.
The movie one, eh... joy and pain about that Astro: I saw they made his body a bit different, with those pants and that belt. He IS like that, they're not his wear. In your drawing he seems to be more confident than we saw in the movie, maybe he's the Astro we see in the very end scene... but Astro is not Superman. He's a boy, before than a hero. That's a feature I can't stand in 2009's movie. His moves and expressions are too American, a bit too far from the hero we knew from childhood.
Well, is good if Astro has not to see everyday someone dying before his eyes, but his main feature is not his power, but the fact he's alive, he know who is he, he can decide for himself.
The 2003's series is the best for that: fights and feelings are both important, and you can see Astro's double nature: a high performing robot and a little boy trying to get a clue in the crazy world where he lives.
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shazy Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like all the astros but my favourite is the 2003 version; i felt he was the best written in terms of personality and backstory and feelings.

The movie was okay but i think of it as something seperate and not part of the original series

2003 astroboy is one of my top favourite anime full stop. 
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Hirpina81 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I can do nothing but agree with you :-)
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Yushicus Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
80's Astro Boy was really cute, although there are so many scenes where he gets hurt XD

2003 Astro Boy was freaking adorable, his eyes and stuff and just.. :iconiloveitplz:

I really liked the 2009 version. In most of the animes people consider Toby/Astro to be 9 or 10 years old, in the movie he's 13 (When the robot put him in that closet, he mentioned Toby's age). Still adorable in this version too xD
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shazy Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like all of the versions but I thinkmy favourite is definitely the 2003 version, and I still really like the movie too~~ even if he was a bit older
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RockmanForte Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Is that true that 2009 version of America wear suit and Japan version still wear like 1980s ? I saw America version of 2009 but I haven't seen Japan version of 2009. Can't find one.
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shazy Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
do you mean the movie?
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RockmanForte Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Yes.
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tetsuwanatom Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
The movie Astro Boy doesn't make part of Atom's official time-line.
Tezuka ONLY consider the animated versions made by themselves as part of Atom timeline.
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shazy Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Its rude to go out of your way to unnecessarily point out errors in people's work ^^'' if it bothers you so much then you dont have to look
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tetsuwanatom Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
I don't mean to be rude with you, but it's just good to know that Tezuka themselves only fill the time line till 2003 series.

Otherwise, you may end up being misleading.

It's worth to remember the movie had not granted a new series based on it and if had, then Tezuka would list it.
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shazy Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're implying that i do not have my facts straight. this isnt a timeline for tezuka, it is a timeline for atom, and he has appeared in a movie, whether or not the original creators support that. And i question whether or not that is really worth remembering; it sounds as though you are just lecturing me on something which im actually a very big fan of which is quite insulting. Its all well and good to want to educate someone but not at the expense of something they have worked hard on, especially when it is not even incorrect by my own standards
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tetsuwanatom Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
What you say it's true, but it's good to provide more information about your work if either is official or fanon.

Check this tezukaosamu.net/en/news/?p=448…

You can view the actual timeline.
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shazy Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I dont really think you're understanding what i'm saying ^^''

your criticism is not welcome here. thanks, but no thanks. If you want to leave a comment on someones work, how about you say something about the actual art before ripping into the subject matter

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tetsuwanatom Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
I'll keep it on mind, sorry for any trouble.
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shazy Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright^^
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SheBeKitty Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Sweetness!
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shazy Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
^^ thanks
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Feraligatr66 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
This picture really shows how much Astro Boy has evolved over the years. Great job!
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shazy Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thankyou!
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ZacSeanColes Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Epic!!!
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shazy Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks^^
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ZacSeanColes Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome
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BarbWireRose Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Would you mind if I used this pic to make a demotivator?
Asto Boy
Kicking ass since 1952
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shazy Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd rather you not ^^' but thanks anyway
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Roxie203 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
the last one's 2009
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shazy Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for going out of your way to pick errors in my art but actually in my country it wasnt released until later
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AsymptoticWay Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:star: Featured here shaz [link] :star:
Have a nice day! :hug:
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