Astro Boy: Tetsuwan Atom

Astro Boy (2003)

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English: Astro Boy (2003)
Synonyms: Astroboy, Astro Boy (2003)
Japanese: アストロボーイ・鉄腕アトム


Type: TV
Episodes: 50
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2003 to Mar 28, 2004
Premiered: Spring 2003
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi, AdventureAdventure, Super PowerSuper Power, KidsKids, MechaMecha, ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.001 (scored by 71267,126 users)
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Ranked: #35842
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Popularity: #3869
Members: 16,249
Favorites: 81
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Astro is a robotic boy that posses super human powers and an artificial intelligence system that is unparalleled to any robot. His creator, Dr. Tenma, created him to replace his late son, Tovio. Dr. Tenma soon destroys his laboratory, after the creation of Astro, and shuts down Astro. Soon after, Dr. O'Shay, the head of the Ministry of Science revives Astro, and tries to give him a normal life as a 6th grade student that helps the police agency keep renegade robots and bigot humans from causing harm. Astro faces extreme racism for being a robot, and he must discover the truth about his creator Dr. Tenma.

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Opening Theme

#1: "True Blue" by Zone
#2: "Now or Never" by Chemistry meets M-flo

Ending Theme

#1: "Boy's Heart" by Fujii Fumiya
#2: "Tetsuwan Atom" by Zone & Run Time All Stars

Jun 5, 2013
Aniijay (All reviews)
I watched this as a ten year old boy and have great memories of waking up at 5:30am to watch it. I was the only person I knew who'd watched it but it felt like my own secret show. Anyway, I picked up Pluto the manga and have almost finished it, and the memories came flooding back. From what I remember it was great, then again I was 10. If you know any 10 year old's i'm sure they'd love to watch it. Probably best to go with a manga like Pluto if you're older, as this show probably won't appeal to adults.
Sep 2, 2015
2000 (All reviews)
This anime is really one of my favourites, which can seem odd, especially if I add that I was 19 when I watched it.
I am really pained when I see people saying that it is a show enjoyable only by kids. It tackles so crucial themes with such an ease and a simplicity that it is able to touch deeply anyone, kids and adults alike. There are of course goofy moments proving that this show was mainly meant for kids. The moral of the show, however, is so righteous (in my opinion) that it would be a shame if only kids were to enjoy read more
Jan 8, 2019
SaintStan_ (All reviews)
I used to remember seeing an episode of this back when it was on Cartoon Network fifteen years ago. Never really known too much about the character back then, but it was one of the first animes I had the courtesy to watch. The story is simple to follow, despite a few filler episodes here and there. It's lighthearted but also dark to a certain degree. The animation looks pretty good and even beautiful at times and the sound design is top notch. I enjoy listening to the shows soundtrack so much, I might just buy the soundtrack for it if it's even a thing. read more

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