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Tetsuwan Atom (1980)

Alternative Titles

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


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


Score: 7.231 (scored by 3,187 users)
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Ranked: #27752
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Popularity: #4425
Members: 8,012
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Set in a future where machines have advanced to the point of autonomy and become a point of major contention in the political and social realms, Astro Boy (1980) chronicles the struggles of a crime-fighting young robot named Atom. Created in the image of his enigmatic inventor's deceased son, Atom survives rough beginnings, getting saved and adopted by the benevolent Dr. Ochanomizu. In his pursuit of justice, Atom finds himself in the midst of numerous clashes with various factions, and is often faced with the harsh realities of the world.

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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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Jan 17, 2015
werberman (All reviews)
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
May 25, 2010
RyvanII (All reviews)
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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