Astro Boy (TV 1/1963)

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[ adapted from Astro Boy (manga) ]

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Alternative title:
Mighty Atom
Tetsuwan Atom (Japanese)
鉄腕アトム (Japanese)
Themes: mecha
Objectionable content: None
User Ratings: 231 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 7 votes (dub:5, sub:1, edit.dub:1)
 Excellent: 18 votes (dub:11, sub:5, raw:1, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
)
 Very good: 36 votes (dub:17, sub:12, edit.dub:5, ?:1, others:1
1 German subtitled
)
 Good: 46 votes (dub:28, sub:14, ?:1, others:3
2 Spanish dubbed
1 Italian dubbed
)
 Decent: 34 votes (dub:18, sub:11, ?:2, edit.dub:2, raw:1)
 So-so: 36 votes (dub:17, sub:10, edit.dub:6, raw:1, others:2
1 Italian dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
)
 Not really good: 15 votes (dub:12, sub:3)
 Weak: 20 votes (dub:10, sub:7, ?:2, edit.dub:1)
 Bad: 11 votes (dub:10, others:1
1 Italian edited dub
)
 Awful: 5 votes (dub:2, sub:2, edit.dub:1)
 Worst ever: 3 votes (dub:2, edit.dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 1231 users, rank: #859 (of 6067)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.944 (Decent), std. dev.: 2.2295, rank: #4597 (of 6061)
Weighted mean: 5.873 (Decent), rank: #4692 (of 6061) (seen all: 6.63 / seen some: 5.98 / won't finish: 4.26)
Bayesian estimate: 5.955 (Decent), rank: #4039 (of 4611)
Number of episodes: 193
Episode titles: We have 193
Production cost: ¥2,100,000 (per episode)
Vintage:
1963-01-01 to 1966-12-31
1974 (México - Canal 5)
2007-07-15 (USA, Cartoon Network - Adult Swim)
Opening Theme:
"Tetsuwan Atom" by Kamitakada Shounen Gasshoudan
Links: We have 3
Trivia: We have 1
Comment:
Often referred to as the first Anime TV series, but it is not. The first Japanese animated TV series was Manga Calendar, however Tetsuwan Atom was the first Japanese animated TV series to feature an ongoing plot.
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DVD (Region 1)
    Astro Boy - Beginning (DVD 1) 2009-10-06 (from $5.65)
    Astro Boy - Ultra DVD Box Set 2 Limited Edition (Dub.DVD) 2006-08-29 (from $74.84)
    Astro Boy - Mini Collection 1 (Dub.DVD) 2009-10-06 (from $17.49)
    Astro Boy - Mini Collection 2 (Dub.DVD) 2009-10-06 (from $18.49)
    Astro Boy - Ultra Collector's Edition DVD Set (Dub.DVD 1) 2006-03-28 (from $72.96)
Novel
    Astro Boy - Essays (Fred Schodt) (Novel) 2007-09-01 (from $12.38)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Series Director: Osamu Tezuka
Screenplay: Yoshiyuki Tomino
Storyboard: Yoshiyuki Tomino
Music: Tatsuo Takai
Original Manga: Osamu Tezuka

Animation:
Akio Sugino
Mao Lamdo (1965; Part-time)
Theme Song Performance: Kamitakada Shounen Gasshoudan
Kazue Tagami as Atom(eps 97-106)
Mari Shimizu as Atom

Hisashi Katsuta as Dr Ochanomizu
Kazuko Yoshikawa as Uran(3rd)
Reiko Mutoh as Uran(2nd)
Yoko Mizugaki as Uran(1st)

Ayao Wada as Higeoyaji(2nd)
Hisashi Yokomori as Dr. Tenma
Kiyoshi Komiyama as Cobalt
Koichi Chiba as Police Inspector Tawashi(2nd)
Masaaki Yajima as Higeoyaji(1st)
Shingo Kanemoto as Police Inspector Tawashi(1st)
Shinpei Sakamoto as Police Inspector Nakamura

Yuki Aresa(as Chieko Yasuda)
Japanese companies
Animation: Mushi Production
Broadcaster: Fuji TV
Production: Mushi Production
English staff
English cast
English companies
Broadcaster:
Adult Swim
Cartoon Network (Adult Swim)
NBC
Licensed By (Australia): Madman Entertainment
Production: Video Promotions
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
(none)
Esperanzita Martínez as Astroboy

Félix Antelo as Dr. Elefun

Jesus Barrero as Colocho(one ep) 
Maynardo Zavala as Dr. Hulefante 
Rocio Garcel as Astroboy 
Vanessa Garcel as Lucero 
Spanish companies
Portuguese staff
Portuguese companies
(none)
Distributor: JBGroup
Portuguese cast
(none)
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