Now, I don't mean to bash Osamu Tezuka, nor am I trying. In the early 1980's, a small series
of manga debuted in Japan, based on the then-new anime. Unfortunately, Tezuka put in a few "surprises" to appeal to the new
generation of male readers, like gross humour and innuendos to breasts. Needless to say, I was pretty disappointed to learn
of this stuff. At least I'll always have "Princess Knight".
Today's story is based on the rare episode "Astro Fights Atlas", which was basically
a street brawl between the characters, two men named Count Guiss and Skunk made Atlas steal stuff, their maid Livian tried
to teach Atlas to be good, and Tenma had a really ugly hairstyle. This adaption features only the first four characters, and
enough pee "humour" to fill a warehouse.
We begin with Count Guiss and Skunk finishing Atlas. These men are a donut-lipped man working
with a younger man who, in the anime, had blue skin and a blonde bob cut. Here, he doesn't appear to have bones. After less
than ten seconds with their new robot, Atlas rips off Guiss's monocle, jams it in the man's mouth, jumps on his back and takes
hold of his mustache. Then, Skunk is ordered to teach the boy, and Atlas clamps onto Skunk's face.
If you look very carefully, you'll notice why I was so annoyed at Tezuka. See that nub? Now,
it could be either Skunk's nose or a flap of Atlas's loincloth, but I'll be damned if that isn't an old-fashioned PENISH.
Why the hell am I reviewing this, anyway?
Why is a robot anatomically correct? Not even Astro has a yoing! One day, Guiss
wanted a guard robot, and Skunk got really, really lonely...
Anyway, Atlas dishevels a desk, knocks back a bottle of ink, and spits it around the room.
After getting covered in ink, Skunk grabs a clot of iron wool and tries to clean Atlas. The kid seizes the iron wool, and
in the most painful image I've seen this month, begins to scrub Skunk through the back of his suit.
And then we get to see Skunk naked from the back, and find out he has the ass of a young girl.