The story from the Astro Boy manga created by Osamu Tezuka is set in what was then the future, the year 2003. In the manga, Dr. Tenma, who was working in the Tokyo’s neighborhood of Takadanobaba, creates Astro Boy, an invincible robot, after his son dies in a car accident.
So, for the fans, Takadanobaba became the birthplace of Astro Boy and since the anniversary of its birthday, in 2003, the Japan Rail Station Takadanobaba uses the theme song from the Astro Boy anime as a train departure signal. And right near the station’s Waseda exit, there are two superb mural paintings with characters from Osamu Tezuka’s manga…
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