Astro Boy (TV 1/1963)

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Alternative title:
Mighty Atom
Tetsuwan Atom (Japanese)
鉄腕アトム (Japanese)
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: 238 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 8 votes (dub:5, sub:2, edit.dub:1)
 Excellent: 19 votes (dub:11, sub:6, 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: 50 votes (dub:30, sub:15, edit.dub:1, ?:1, others:3
2 Spanish dubbed
1 Italian dubbed
 Decent: 33 votes (dub:17, sub:11, ?:2, edit.dub:2, raw:1)
 So-so: 37 votes (dub:17, sub:11, edit.dub:6, raw:1, others:2
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Italian dubbed
 Not really good: 16 votes (dub:12, sub:4)
 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 1261 users, rank: #938 (of 8477)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.979 (Decent), std. dev.: 2.2294, rank: #6452 (of 8577)
Weighted mean: 5.914 (Decent), rank: #6570 (of 8577) (seen all: 6.67 / seen some: 6.02 / won't finish: 4.28)
Bayesian estimate: 5.990 (Decent), rank: #5678 (of 6495)
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 2
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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Astro Boy Follow-Up (Jun 3, 2005)
Astro Boy Correction (Jun 3, 2005)
Anime Characters Honored (Apr 6, 2004)
Anime Game Pictures (Feb 16, 2004)
New Anime Games (Sep 21, 2003)
New Sponsor / Promotion (Jun 21, 2003)
Asahi on AstroBoy (May 31, 2003)
Otaku Unite! at AWA (May 15, 2003)
More on JACCC event (Apr 3, 2003)
Diamond Astro Boy (Apr 3, 2003)
JACCC Anime Exhibit (Mar 17, 2003)
Astro Boy Bra (Nov 10, 2002)
Tokyopop Contest (Aug 1, 2002)
AX 2002: TRSI Panel (Jul 6, 2002)
More Manga PR (Jun 28, 2002)
AnimeFringe: April 2002 (Apr 2, 2002)
Manga releases delayed (Mar 8, 2002)
More Tezuka From Viz (Feb 20, 2002)
Astro Boy on NPR (Jan 23, 2002)
Astroboy Movie Plans (Jan 17, 2002)
TRSI at AX (Jul 5, 2001)
Viz Graphic Novels (Jan 11, 2001)
New US Animation Channel (Feb 26, 2000)
Anime News Briefs (Feb 22, 2000)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Astro Boy - Ultra Collector's Edition Set 1 (Dub.DVD) 2006-03-28 (from $97.49)
    Astro Boy - Ultra Collector's Edition Set 2 (Dub.DVD) 2006-08-29
    Astro Boy - Mini Set 1 (Dub.DVD) 2009-10-06 (from $29.99)
    Astro Boy - Mini Set 2 (Dub.DVD) 2009-10-06 (from $37.49)
    Astro Boy - The Beginning (Dub.DVD 1) 2009-10-06
    Astro Boy [Dub] (LD 1) 1993-04-22
    Astro Boy [Dub] (LD 2) 1994-07-09
    Legend of the Forest w/ Astro Boy Bonus [Dub] (LD) 1995-10-04
    Astro Boy - Essays (Fred Schodt) (Novel) 2007-09-01 (from $12.71)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
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)

Akihiko Mitsueda as Atlas
Ayao Wada as Higeoyaji (2nd)
Genzo Wakayama as Detective Boone
Hisashi Yokomori as Dr. Tenma
Iemasa Kayumi as Skunk
Isao Yatsu as Narrator
Kei Tomiyama as Sultan
Kiyoshi Komiyama as Cobalt
Koichi Chiba as Police Inspector Tawashi (2nd)
Kousei Tomita as
Anna's Father
Atom's Papa
Dr. Dallos
Dr. Pavlov
Hellenia President
King Canute
Kurama Tengu
Masaaki Yajima as Higeoyaji (1st)
Osamu Monbu as
Atom's Father
Chief of Food Agency
Patler Alien Cell
Shingo Kanemoto as
Police Inspector Tawashi (1st)
Shinpei Sakamoto as Police Inspector Nakamura
Takuya Fujioka as Ethanol
Toshio Kitayama as
Dr. Haito
Toshiro Ishii as Moss
Yoshio Kaneuchi as Blue Knight

Japanese companies
Animation Production: Mushi Production
Production: Mushi Production
Sound: Aoi Studio
English staff
English companies
Adult Swim
Cartoon Network (Adult Swim)
Distributor: Image Entertainment (LaserDisc)
Internet Streaming:
AnimeLab (Australia and New Zealand)
FUNimation Entertainment
Licensed By (Australia): Madman Entertainment
Production: Video Promotions
English cast
Billie Lou Watt as Astro

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

Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Esperanzita Martínez as Astroboy

Félix Antelo as Dr. Elefun
Spanish companies
Portuguese staff
Portuguese companies
Distributor: JBGroup
Portuguese cast

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