Astro Boy (TV 1/1963)

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Alternative title:
Mighty Atom 
Tetsuwan Atom (Japanese) 
鉄腕アトム (Japanese) 
Genres: action , adventure , science fiction 
Themes: mecha 
Objectionable content: None 
Plot Summary: In the distant year 2003, Japan is a techonological 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 cival 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 capeable of. (from manga)
User Ratings: 233 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 7 votes (dub:5, edit.dub:1, sub: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: 48 votes (dub:28, sub:15, edit.dub:1, ?: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 (sub:2, dub:2, edit.dub:1)
 Worst ever: 3 votes (dub:2, edit.dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 1242 users, rank: #891 (of 6494)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.953 (Decent), std. dev.: 2.2221, rank: #4896 (of 6493)
Weighted mean: 5.884 (Decent), rank: #5028 (of 6493) (seen all: 6.65 / seen some: 5.99 / won't finish: 4.29)
Bayesian estimate: 5.964 (Decent), rank: #4321 (of 4946)
Number of episodes: 193 
Episode titles: We have 193
Production cost: ¥2,100,000 (per episode) 
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
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 $8.04)
    Astro Boy - Ultra DVD Box Set 2 Limited Edition (Dub.DVD) 2006-08-29 (from $77.33)
    Astro Boy - Mini Collection 1 (Dub.DVD) 2009-10-06 (from $30.45)
    Astro Boy - Mini Collection 2 (Dub.DVD) 2009-10-06 (from $19.79)
    Astro Boy - Ultra Collector's Edition DVD Set (Dub.DVD 1) 2006-03-28 (from $77.33)
    Astro Boy - Essays (Fred Schodt) (Novel) 2007-09-01 (from $12.71)

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

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 Television Network 
Production: Mushi Production 
English staff
English cast
Director: Fred Ladd 

Editing: Pablo Zavalo 
Theme Song Lyrics: Don Rockwell 
Billie Lou Watt as Astro 

Gilbert Mack as Mr. Pompus 
Ray Owens as Dr. Elefun 

English companies
Adult Swim 
Cartoon Network (Adult Swim) 
Licensed By (Australia): Madman Entertainment 
Production: Video Promotions 
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
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
Distributor: JBGroup 
Portuguese cast

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