Tetsuwan Atom


Astro Boy

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Mighty Atom
Japanese: 鉄腕アトム
English: Astro Boy
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Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 193
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 1, 1963 to Dec 31, 1966
Premiered: Winter 1963
Broadcast: Saturdays at 19:00 (JST)
Producers: Meiji Seika
Studios: Mushi Production
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: MechaMecha
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 26 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children

Statistics

Score: 7.081 (scored by 39273,927 users)
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Ranked: #35662
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Popularity: #5411
Members: 11,201
Favorites: 47

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Synopsis

In the year 2003, Professor Tenma is distraught when his son Tobio is killed in a car accident. He loses himself in his latest project, creating Atom, a robot boy programmed to be forever good.

Upset that his Tobio-substitute can never grow up, Tenma sells Atom to Ham Egg, the cruel ringmaster of a robot circus. Atom meets the kindly Professor Ochanomizu, who adopts him, inspires him to become a crusader against evil, and eventually builds him a robot "sister," Uran.

(Source: The Anime Encyclopedia)

Background

Tetsuwan Atom was the first television anime series to air in a 30-minute programming slot. It was broadcast by Fuji Television and aired on Tuesdays when broadcast began in 1963. The first episode debuted on New Year's Day with a 27.4% viewership rating, with the series later peaking at over 40% rating by the following year. From 1964 onward, the airing was changed to Saturdays.

When American television producer the late Fred Ladd helped NBC Enterprises adapt the series for broadcast in the United States in 1963, the title Astro Boy was used instead of the manga's English title Mighty Atom. The change was forced because of its similarity to the contemporary American superhero character Mighty Mouse, which Osamu Tezuka used as a basis for the character Atom.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Atom

Main
Shimizu, Mari
Japanese

Dr. Ochanomizu

Main
Katsuta, Hisashi
Japanese

Tenma, Umatarou

Supporting
Yokomori, Hisashi
Japanese

Pluto

Supporting

Hige Oyaji

Supporting
Yajima, Masaaki
Japanese

Uran

Supporting
Mutou, Reiko
Japanese

Atlas

Supporting

Ham Egg

Supporting
Ebata, Takashi
Japanese

Tenma, Tobio

Supporting

Cobalt

Supporting
Komiyama, Kiyoshi
Japanese

Staff

Tezuka, Osamu
Director, Episode Director, Script, Original Creator
Tomino, Yoshiyuki
Episode Director, Script
Dezaki, Osamu
Episode Director, Storyboard, In-Between Animation, Key Animation
Rintaro
Episode Director


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"Tetsuwan Atom (鉄腕アトム)" by Kamitakada Shounen Gasshoudan (上高田少年合唱団)
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