2016/07/15

Astro Boy

I go to the library twice a month to borrow books for children.

I have kept the custom for five years because I want my children to become book lovers.

I borrowed the book "Astro Boy" last Wednesday.

It is a famous and popular old Japanese comic (manga) written by Osamu Tezuka.

I have known the little robot named Atom in the comic, but I have never known the story.

Since my children wanted to read it last night, I read it to them.

It was really a nice story.

The comic was first written in the 1950s, it was the era of after World War 2.

I felt the people had a longing for the progress of science and better future in those days.

My children enjoyed reading it very much.

No matter how much the time has passed,  it still stands the test of time.




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  1. Hello Kumi-san,

    I have not had chance to read the Astro Boy mangas. I did see the Anime from 2009:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AhqOHom9BY

    I am not sure if it was ever shown in Japan as it may not have been good enough. As animations targeted at English/American countries tend to not be done as well as they are when targeted towards a Japanese audience.

    Here is a list of other issues found with the rest of the post:

    This line:
    I borrowed the book of "Astro Boy" last Wednesday.

    Should be:
    I borrowed the book "Astro Boy" last Wednesday.

    Reason: Removed "of" as it is not needed.

    This line:
    I have known the little robot named Atom in the comic, but I have never known the story.

    Question: Is it right that the name of the Astro Boy comic is Japan is Mighty Atom?

    This line:
    The comic was started writing in the 1950s, it was the era of after World War 2.

    Should be:
    The comic was (first written/started being written) in the 1950s, it was the era of after World War 2.

    Reason: Start when referring to something that is still happening from a point in the past is written as started (past tense but still continues to this day).

    We also have a particular expression/pattern of words that we use to indicate when something was first written:

    Examples:
    The (manga/comic) first started being written just after the war.
    The first written account of this (manga/comic) was from just after the war.
    The (animation/anime) Bubblegum Crisis was first aired in 1987.
    The (manga/comic) Seito Shokun was written between 1977 to 1984.

    Note: In England and American the words Manga for comic and Anime for an animation as well known. So it is ok to use Anime/Manga when you mean Japanese origin comics/animations or if the main Manga/Anime main target audience is Japanese even if it is produced in another country. In other cases where the origin of the comic/animation is not Japanese then the words comic and animation/cartoon should most likely be used.

    This line:
    I felt the people had a longing for the progress of science and better future than in those days.

    Should be:
    I felt the people had a longing for the progress of science and a better future in those days.

    Reason: Added filler word "a" and removed word "than" as it was not needed.

    This line:
    No matter how long the time passed, the good things are good.

    Should be:
    No matter how much time (passes/has passed), the good things (are still/remain) good.

    Or:
    No matter how much time passes good things (pass the test of time/hold up well).

    Note: "Stands the test of time/Pass the test of time/Passes the test of time/holds up well/hold up well" is a common idiom meaning something which even after a long period of time is still good quality. This can refer to anything weather it is physical or abstract object or idea, which is still held in high regard or is still useful or functional.

    Examples:
    I saw Star Wars when it was first shown in the movie theatre, it still stands the test of time.
    When I first saw Ghost In The Shell I was very impressed and it still passes the test of time.
    Some movies dont stand the test of time but Doraemon holds up very well as family entertainment.

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    1. Hello Terry.
      Thank you for teaching me such a useful idiom.
      Maybe the movie Astro Boy was not released in Japan.
      As you said, most of those who love the original and are fan of Osamu Tezuka will not be satisfied with the moive, which were changed or adopted even though it was a nice movie.

      Thank you so much!

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