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Mirai Shounen Conan

Alternative Titles

English: Future Boy Conan
Synonyms: The Boy in Future
Japanese: 未来少年コナン


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 1978 to Oct 31, 1978
Premiered: Spring 1978
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Nippon Animation
Source: Novel
Duration: 29 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.161 (scored by 5,240 users)
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Ranked: #3442
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2347
Members: 13,276
Favorites: 174
Ranked #344Popularity #2347Members 13,276
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Episodes: /26


July 2008. Mankind was faced with the threat of extinction. An ultra-magnetic weapon, far more devastating than any nuclear weapon known, destroyed half the world in an instant. The earth's crust was rocked by massive movements, the earth was thrown off its axis, and the five continents were torn completely apart and sank deep below the sea...

The attempt by a number of people to flee to outer space failed. Their spaceships were forced back to the earth and vanished with their hopes shattered. But one of the spaceships narrowly escaped destruction and crash-landed on a small island which had miraculously survived the devastation. The crew members of the spaceship settled there, as if they were seeds sown on the island.

After years, a boy was born. He was a new life in the desert, a ray of light in the darkness of the annihilated earth...

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Hayakawa, Keiji
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Shiba, Shigeharu
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Sound Director

More episodes Episodes(26/26)

Episode Title Aired
1 Remnant Island
Nokosare-jima (のこされ島)
Apr 4, 1978
2 The Journey
Tabidachi (旅立ち)
Apr 11, 1978
3 The First Companion
Hajimete no Nakama (はじめての仲間)
Apr 18, 1978
4 The Barracuda
Barracuda-gou (バラクーダ号)
Apr 25, 1978
5 Industria
Industria (インダストリア)
May 9, 1978

Edit Opening Theme

"Ima Chikyuu ga Mezameru (今地球がめざめる)" by Naozuki Kamada and Yuuko Yamaji

Edit Ending Theme

"Shiawase no Yokan (幸せの予感)" by Naozuki Kamada and Yuuko Yamaji

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Apr 14, 2009
This is a series so imiginative in its artistry and so mature in its execution, non-anime and non-cartoon fans couldn't help but be drawn in. "Future Boy Conan" provides one of the best examples of animated storytelling available to watch. To boot, its one of the most entertaining stories I've had the pleasure of watching.

FBC is so entertaining because of its high technical and artistic merits. Technically, the animation and artistry is hard to match even today. The imaginitive settings are gorgeously rendered, and the shear number of places the story goes, like a giant solar tower or a flying fortress or rocket-come-house, will read more
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Jun 12, 2007
I absolutely loved Mirai Shounen Conan (forgive me for using the japanese name),
the story is based on this planet, after the mankind has destroyed and polluted the earth in a world war.
The story starts on a small island, where Conan lives with his grandfather, thinking they are the lone survivors of the war. But they come to see that there are others alive when a girl washes on the shore of their island..

The Story is an instant classic, with the theme of good vs evil. I think the story will appeal for every age, it has these certain catches, and twists in it also. read more
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Jan 9, 2010
This may be the greatest animated series, not just anime, I have ever seen. It is a true classic and perhaps Hayao Miyazaki's overall best work. While his later films with Studio Ghibli are technically better, in terms of art, animation, sound etc., there is such a great charm to this old series that it just doesn't matter. Plus, a lot of ideas and concepts from FBC have been repeated in those later works. I mean, just look at the similarity between this series and Laputa, Castle in the Sky.

What makes it so great is the fact that the most important part, the story, is read more
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Nov 19, 2012
Truly one of the best anime's i have ever seen. Watched since I was 6 years old. And now i'm over 30 and I still watch it from time to time.

Loved everything about it, the characters, the music (wonderful music), the scenes, the jokes, the seriousness, the heroism.

I watched it with Arabic dubbing. Would love to watch it with english or japanese dubbing.

And it is something that I would like my future children to watch it as well.
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