Tetsuwan Atom
Astro Boy
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Tetsuwan Atom

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Synonyms: Mighty Atom, Captain Atom, Atom Taishi
Japanese: 鉄腕アトム
English: Astro Boy
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 21
Chapters: 85
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 1951 to Mar 1968
Genres: Adventure Adventure, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Theme: Mecha Mecha
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen
Authors: Tezuka, Osamu (Story & Art)


Score: 7.381 (scored by 20092,009 users)
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Ranked: #37312
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Popularity: #2324
Members: 7,878
Favorites: 127


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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.


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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Nov 1, 2016
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 ...
Sep 18, 2020
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Jul 20, 2021
Even though Tetsuwan Atom/Astro Boy is a cultural icon, I feel like the story is not talked about enough. People might say "it appeals to kids" "its for kids" which is true mostly for the anime, but the manga tackles some very tough material. Let me set the picture for you, in the 1950's an artist whom his mother's family had a long history with the military. Naturally you would want to speak about war issues if you are in the middle of World War II so years later you make Tetsuwan Atom, it garners massive attention and easily becomes your most popular work. It's ...

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