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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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 1978 to Oct 31, 1978
Premiered: Spring 1978
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 19:30 (JST)
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

Statistics

Score: 8.131 (scored by 8,394 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #3992
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2558
Members: 24,302
Favorites: 278
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Synopsis

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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Background

Inspired by the novel "The Incredible Tide" by Alexander Key, released in 1970.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Conan
Main
Ohara, Noriko
Japanese
Lana
Main
Nobusawa, Mieko
Japanese
Jimsy
Supporting
Aoki, Kazuyo
Japanese
Dyce
Supporting
Nagai, Ichiro
Japanese
Monsley
Supporting
Yoshida, Rihoko
Japanese
Lepka
Supporting
Kayumi, Iemasa
Japanese
Meizal
Supporting
Saito, Sho
Japanese
Talcoth
Supporting
Yamashita, Keisuke
Japanese
Tera
Supporting
Tsukase, Noriko
Japanese
Gutch
Supporting
Masuoka, Hiroshi
Japanese

Staff

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


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




More reviewsReviews

Apr 14, 2009
BarnacleBlister (All reviews)
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
Jun 12, 2007
comppi (All reviews)
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
Jan 9, 2010
echoBlaster (All reviews)
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.

Story:
What makes it so great is the fact that the most important part, the story, is read more
Jun 3, 2011
Khalibiev (All reviews)
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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