English: Astro Boy (1980)
Synonyms: Tetsuwan Atom, Astroboy
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 1, 1980 to Dec 23, 1981
24 min. per episode
G - All Ages
L represents licensing company
Score: 7.251 (scored by 1641 users)
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SynopsisCreating a robotic boy in the image of his recently deceased son Tobio, Professor Tenma thought nothing could go wrong now that his beloved child had been "reborn"... that is, until he comes to realize that this invention could never replace his son. Before long, however, the robot is kidnapped and spirited away to a robot circus in America, where he is soon rescued by Dr. Ochanomizu, and taken into his care. Tobio is given the new name Tetsuwan Atom, and transforms into Japan's crime-fighting hero, although his anti-violent pacifist views and overall childlike naivety tend to clash with his battles often.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Astro Boy
Alternative version: Astro Boy (2003), Astro Boy (1963), Tetsuwan Atom: Atom Tanjou no Himitsu, Tetsuwan Atom: Ao Kishi no Kan
Characters & Voice Actors
I never intended to watch this series when I first got into to Astroboy; but I caught a glimpse of the series on youtube and from then on I was hooked. My liking for the 1980's series of Astroboy is from its sheer uniqueness. It features the same story telling element of the 1963 series, but with a more dominant futuristic setting, such as in the 2003 series. Not known by many, the 1980 series was broadcast in the US in 1982. The recent DVD release features a combination of the Japanese Kanji character opening and closing sequences, along with the original english dub from 1982. The over-all presentation of the series is excellent. As a fan of old-school anime, this is definitely one of my favorite series, and I recommend it for any other old-school anime fans. read more
Cute little flying creatures who save the world with their superpowers.
Both Astroboy and the Powerpuff Girls are kid-looking, well-behaved, and were created in a laboratory by a scientist who is like a dad to them.
Even though PPG is more light-hearted and may seem a shoujo, both series are shounen in my book.
Opening Theme"Tetsuwan Atom (鉄腕アトム)" by Atoms (アトムズ)
Ending Theme"Mirai ni Mukatte: New Tetsuwan Atom (未来に向かって~ニュー鉄腕アトム~)" by ANKH
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