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Mirai Shounen Conan

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
Producers: Nippon Animation
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Popularity: #2207
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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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Related Anime

Sequel: Mirai Shounen Conan 2: Taiga Daibouken
Prequel: Mirai Shounen Conan: Tokubetsu Hen - Kyodaiki Gigant no Fukkatsu
Side story: Mirai Shounen Conan: Tokubetsu Hen - Kyodaiki Gigant no Fukkatsu
Summary: Mirai Shounen Conan (Movie)

Characters & Voice Actors

Ohara, Noriko
Ohara, Noriko
Guadagno, Marco
Guadagno, Marco
Morin, Amélie
Morin, Amélie
Padoan, Eva
Padoan, Eva
Aoki, Kazuyo
Aoki, Kazuyo
Etcheverry, Eric
Etcheverry, Eric
Nagai, Ichiro
Nagai, Ichiro
Choi, Won Hyeong
Choi, Won Hyeong


Hayakawa, Keiji
Co-Director, Director, Storyboard
Takahata, Isao
Director, Storyboard
Miyazaki, Hayao
Director, Script, Storyboard, Mechanical Design, Character Design
Shiba, Shigeharu
Sound Director

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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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Jun 3, 2011
When writing about Future Boy Conan, the term "timeless" comes to mind. The tale of Conan, his friends and his foes was as engaging and captivating to me, watching it in 2011 as I'm sure it was back when it first aired in 1978. It's also interesting to note that several themes that would be recurring in Miyazaki's movies show up here for the first time, including strong female characters and spectacular flight-scenes. Finally, Future Boy Conan contains just as much adventure and sense of wonder as any movie I've seen from Studio Ghibli. To put it simple, Future Boy Conan is a classic that read more
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Both of these shows show the effects of war on a world.
But while Future Boy Conan presents a much lighter mood, NTHT tells its story by directly presenting the harsh realities of war.
Nonetheless, both shows hold similar themes that will most likely attract a specific crowd.
So if you liked one, try the other.
Another classic by miyazaki, the whole scheme is kinda like Laputa. And there is also this good vs evil thing in this one too. And lots of "teachings" like all miyazakis films have. Alltogether solid, pleasant and also thinking inducing anime. A must see for all Miyazaki fans!
Both take place primarily in aquatic environments. They both have compelling casts, a sweet innocent romance element, and are classics in anime.

Conan is shorter, has a more open message on the environment, a little more comical, and is shorter.
Nadia has a more down to earth feeling, has a slightly stronger heroine, a grander scheme of a plot, and a terrible filler arc.
The plot is similar:
-technological advancements ruined our planet
-the ground/continents sank beneath the ocean
-the humans that survived are battling for/against world domination
-protagonist is peace and nature loving, as well as very active personality
Similar world feel and involving technology and weapons and a despotic dictator.. TBWStW feels like it is somewhere just prior to WWII and a bit of "steampunk" feel but Conan's recovering post apocalyptic world also has a touch of "steampunk." Despite the fantasy aspect of "special powers" The Boy Who Saw the Wind is possibly a bit more realistic than Mirai Shounen Conan. Both are excellent
a boy saving the world

Opening Theme

"Ima Chikyū ga Mezameru (今地球がめざめる)" by Naozuki Kamata and Yūko Yamaj

Ending Theme

"Shiawase no Yokan (幸せの予感)" by Naozuki Kamata and Yūko Yamaji

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