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“Astro Boy returns to nature”
Astro Boy as an 18-Year Old shows its hero talking to the sun and grasses at the roadside, sometimes even transforming himself into a flower or a bird. Kuroda envisions an Astro Boy, though functioning on atomic power, who realigns with nature: not overwhelmed by technology, his world is one where mankind and nature beautifully coexist.
Moving from the high growth period of the late Shōwa era to Heiwa, and now Reiwa (the present era in Japan), many challenges in society have surfaced, and people have once more experienced the frightful power of nature. In order to live up to these challenges, 18-year old Astro Boy might have one or two things to teach us.