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Astro Boy (1980)

Astro Boy (1980)

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English: Astro Boy (1980)
Synonyms: Tetsuwan Atom, Astroboy
Japanese: 鉄腕アトム


Type: TV
Episodes: 52
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 1, 1980 to Dec 23, 1981
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company


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Creating 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.

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Episodes  52
Aired  Oct 1, 1980 to Dec 23, 1981
Status  Finished Airing
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Related Anime

Adaptation: Astro Boy
Alternative version: Astro Boy (2003), Astro Boy, Tetsuwan Atom: Atom Tanjou no Himitsu, Tetsuwan Atom: Ao Kishi no Kan

Characters & Voice Actors

Dr. Ochanomizu
Dr. Ochanomizu
Katsuta, Hisashi
Katsuta, Hisashi
Mori, Katsuji
Mori, Katsuji
Ünal, Ozan
Ünal, Ozan
Tetsuwan, Atom
Tetsuwan, Atom
Kuraoka, Rubina
Kuraoka, Rubina
Shimizu, Mari
Shimizu, Mari
Sugaya, Masako
Sugaya, Masako


Yamamoto, Satoshi
Ishiguro, Noboru
Takahashi, Ryosuke
Script, Storyboard
Tezuka, Osamu
Script, Original Creator

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Jan 17, 2015
Full disclosure: I adore this series.

This particular incarnation of the anime is probably the best of the bunch in terms of overall enjoyment - it's far less dated than the original 1960s launch and has none of the soul-less feel of the 2003 series. This said, one should be prepared for what can perhaps best be described as a cliché 80's series: it's horrendously violent.

The entire show revolves around the mighty Atom (Astro Boy), a robot boy with 100,000 horsepower, a built in phone, butt-cannons, arm cannons, rocket boosters, super-hearing, and flashlight eyes. The scene is set in futuristic world where robots are read more
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May 25, 2010
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 read more
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Also created by Osamu Tezuka, this anime has the same emotional impact and resonance, as well as a similar protagonist.
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.
Art style of black jack is very reminiscant to Astro Boy. Its crazy how close the similarities are :) Both are great shows as well

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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