Tetsuwan Atom
Astro Boy
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Tetsuwan Atom

Alternative Titles

English: Astro Boy
Synonyms: Mighty Atom, Captain Atom, Atom Taishi
Japanese: 鉄腕アトム

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 21
Chapters: 85
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 1951 to Mar 1968
Genres: AdventureAdventure, MechaMecha, Sci-FiSci-Fi, ShounenShounen
Authors: Tezuka, Osamu (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen

Statistics

Score: 7.371 (scored by 13441,344 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #35342
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2461
Members: 4,955
Favorites: 96
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Synopsis

In the distant year 2003, Japan is a technological utopia, and robots are everywhere. One such robot, Tobio, was built by the brilliant Dr. Tenma to replace his dead son. But when it soon becomes apparent that Tobio is an imperfect copy of his departed child, Dr. Tenma throws him out. He is rescued from the scrap heap by the benevolent Professor Ochanomizu, a crusader for robot civil rights. Now the little robot, renamed Astro Boy, is given a mission to defend Japan and the world from all manner of sinister threats. Using his seven super-abilities and 100,000 horsepower worth of strength to battle evil, Astro hopes to set an example to the world of the good which all robots are capable of.

Background

Tetsuwan Atom was published in English as Astro Boy by Dark Horse based on the 23-volume bunkoban reprint from March 27, 2002 to January 28, 2004 and is published in omnibus volumes since September 23, 2015.

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Characters

Atom
Main
Pluto
Main
Dr. Ochanomizu
Main
Holmes, Rock
Supporting
Tenma, Umatarou
Supporting
Uran
Supporting
Atlas
Supporting
Ham Egg
Supporting
Hige Oyaji
Supporting
Shikishima, Kenichi
Supporting

More reviewsReviews

Nov 1, 2016
Fantalicious (All reviews)
Manga history! This should really be read by everyone.

The manga doesn't really have an overarching story, but rather just a collection of stand-alone chapters. However, these chapters can be really long, like half a volume long. I would recommend reading all of them but it can be a bit of a drag sometimes since not all stories are especially interesting. One of the real essentials is one of the few real arcs, "Once Upon a Time" spanning volume 6-8. The arc is also a good example of the darker side of the manga. The stories are often about the nature of humanity, violence and read more
Sep 18, 2020
TitanInsane (All reviews)
Astro Boy is a historically important manga/anime, if only because its success helped in no small part to establish the Japanese animation industry and helped familiarize Western audiences with Japanese media (although it would still be a few decades until it got really popular).

While this is by no means an outright terrible series, its not that good either. Keep in mind that most of the series was drawn with small boys in mind as its intended audience and it shows very clearly. Not to mention that it was released almost 70 years ago, meaning that various parts of the manga have not aged very well.

The read more

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