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UHHHHH so this is the most dorky niche-interest thing I’ve ever worked on but here it is anyways I guess? Enjoy :^|

FTL Atom is an Astro Boy AU where Atom grows up to be the world’s first faster-than-light spaceship. The ship is essentially his body– he is wirelessly connected to it at all times and can control and run all of its processes and RC drones. The server room of the ship contains Atom’s memory backups and additional processing power, so he sort of thinks with two brains at once? His original body is more of a social-interfacing limb from his perspective now, the relative amount of sensory data and physical influence it has is minuscule compared to the entirety of the ~20 mile long ship he controls.

The backstory is that around Atom’s sophomore year college, people really began pressuring him to upgrade to an older-looking body. He initially agreed but kept putting it off, eventually realizing that he didn’t actually want the upgrade. Suddenly struck by how his entire life and physical presentation had been defined by human expectations, he had a bit of an existential crisis… he could put his AI in a bulldozer and be the same person, so did it really matter if he “grew up” into an older body? Did he even want a humanoid body? It had never occurred to him that he had a choice in the matter. He joked to Reno about growing up into a spaceship instead (both were majoring in engineering, Atom in aerospace specifically) and then it became… not a joke anymore. Atom’s PHD thesis was basically “Hi I’m going to turn myself into a starship and there’s nothing you can do to stop me.”

Tenma in this AU was mostly a terrible dad, him and Atom hadn’t really talked much in the 25 odd years since the whole selling Atom into slavery… thing… Tenma did before the AI rights laws were passed. Atom and crew have just set off on their first long trip out of the solar system, heading out to colonize the nearest hospitable exoplanet, and now a very regretful 70 year old Tenma has been hired as an engineer to work on Atom’s ship. Neither party is very comfortable with the situation, but it’s gonna take a few years to get there and back so hmmm they better sort out their issues huh?

which manga did you like the most when you were a teenager? (2017 March)

a questionnaire results in a tv show.
each generations have their own favorites.

【twenties】
1. One Piece
(Eiichirou Oda, Weekly Shounen Jump,1997)
2. Nana -ナナ-
(Ai Yazawa, Monthly Cookie, 2000)
3. Slam Dunk
(Takehiko Inoue, Weekly Shounen Jump, 1990)
4. Naruto -ナルト-
(Masashi Kishimoto, Weekly Shounen Jump, 1999)

【thirties】
1. Dragon Ball
(Akira Toriyama, Weekly Shounen Jump, 1984)
2.Slam Dunk
(Takehiko Inoue, Weekly Shounen Jump, 1990)
3. One Piece
(Eiichirou Oda, Weekly Shounen Jump,1997)
4. 花より男子 Boys Over Flowers
(Yoko Kamio, Monthly Margaret, 1992)

【forties】
1. Dragon Ball
(Akira Toriyama, Weekly Shounen Jump, 1984)
2. 北斗の拳 Fist of the North Star
(Tetsuo Hara, Weekly Shounen Jump, 1983)
3. キン肉マン Kinnikuman
(Yudetamago, Weekly Shounen Jump, 1979)
4. ときめきトゥナイト Tokimeki Tonight
(Koi Ikeno, Monthly Ribon, 1982)

【fifties】
1. 巨人の星 Star of the Giants
(Ikki Kajiwara, Weekly Shounen Magazine, 1966)
2. 北斗の拳 Fist of the North Star
(Tetsuo Hara, Weekly Shounen Jump, 1983)
3. ドカベン Dokaben
(Shinji Mizushima, Weekly Shounen Champion, 1972)
4. ベルサイユのばら The Rose of Versailles
(Riyoko Ikeda, Monthly Margaret, 1972)

【sixties】
1. 鉄腕アトム Astro Boy
(Osamu Tezuka, Monthly Shounen, 1952)
2. 巨人の星 Star of the Giants
(Ikki Kajiwara, Weekly Shounen Magazine, 1966)
3. あしたのジョー Tomorrow’s Joe
(Tetsuya Chiba, Weekly Shounen Magazine, 1968)
4. おそ松くん Osomatsukun
(Fujio Akatsuka, Weekly Shounen Sunday, 1962)

I haven’t drawn cartoony stuff in a while….. it’s pretty fun to do between other projects, so have some more Boys. I overthought his arm rockets because how his hands just vanish bothers me in canon.

Atom is pretty cute for a quantum computer inside an absurdly overpowered weapon with a nuclear fusion battery that could power a country, and also the quantum computer has PTSD