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Tetsuwan Atom (1980)


Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 52
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 1, 1980 to Dec 23, 1981
Premiered: Fall 1980
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Manga Entertainment
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages

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Score: 7.261 (scored by 2,363 users)
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Ranked: #24492
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Popularity: #3683
Members: 5,519
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Synopsis

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.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Atom
Atom
Main
Shimizu, Mari
Japanese
Shimizu, Mari
Atlas
Atlas
Main
Mori, Katsuji
Japanese
Mori, Katsuji
Dr. Ochanomizu
Dr. Ochanomizu
Main
Katsuta, Hisashi
Japanese
Katsuta, Hisashi
Hazama, Kuroo
Hazama, Kuroo
Supporting
 

Staff

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


Edit Opening Theme

"Tetsuwan Atom (鉄腕アトム)" by Atoms (アトムズ)

Edit 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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werberman
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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RyvanII
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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