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Astro Boy (manga)

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Alternative title:
Iron Arm Atom
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.
User Ratings: 78 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 8 votes (sub:3, raw:2, Eng:2, others:1
1 Italian
 Excellent: 11 votes (Eng:6, dub:2, sub:1, others:2
1 German
1 Dutch
 Very good: 14 votes (Eng:8, dub:4, sub:2)
 Good: 16 votes (Eng:10, sub:4, dub:1, others:1
1 French
 Decent: 9 votes (Eng:6, sub:1, others:2
1 Spanish
1 Indonesia
 So-so: 10 votes (Eng:5, dub:1, sub:1, others:3
2 French
1 Danish
 Not really good: 2 votes (Eng:2)
 Weak: 3 votes (dub:1, Eng:1, others:1
1 Danish dubbed
 Bad: 5 votes (Eng:2, dub:1, others:2
1 Danish
1 Swedish
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 287 users, rank: #301 (of 6680)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.846 (Good), std. dev.: 2.1725, rank: #3768 (of 7376)
Weighted mean: 6.864 (Good), rank: #4082 (of 7376) (seen all: 8.26 / seen some: 6.83 / won't finish: 4.20)
Bayesian estimate: 6.905 (Good), rank: #2696 (of 3474)
Number of tankoubon: 23
Chapter titles: We have 98
1952-04 to 1968-03 (Kobunsha's comic magazine "Shonen")
2002-03-27 (USA: Dark Horse)
Release dates: We have 261
Links: We have 1
Astro Boy 1&2 GN (Oct 2, 2008)
News: Show:
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Dororo Video Game (Apr 28, 2003)
More on JACCC event (Apr 3, 2003)
Astro Boy Clothing Line (Oct 25, 2002)
Dorama Encyclopedia (Jul 13, 2002)
May Manga sales (Apr 26, 2002)
April Manga Sales (Apr 2, 2002)
Weekly Releases (Mar 26, 2002)
Katsucon Entrance Cap? (Feb 9, 2002)
February Manga Releases (Dec 5, 2001)
Metropolis Screenshots (Sep 28, 2000)
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Graphic novel
    Astro Boy (GN 1) 2002-03-15 (from $40.00)
    Astro Boy (GN 2) 2002-05-07 (from $3.78)
    Astro Boy (GN 3) 2002-05-29 (from $31.84)
    Astro Boy (GN 4) 2002-06-21 (from $6.48)
    Astro Boy (GN 5) 2003-07-30 (from $7.96)
    Astro Boy (GN 6) 2002-08-23 (from $1.91)
    Astro Boy (GN 7) 2002-09-20 (from $7.96)
    Astro Boy (GN 8) 2002-10-25 (from $7.96)
    Astro Boy (GN 9) 2002-11-22 (from $7.96)
    Astro Boy (GN 10) 2003-01-07 (from $11.00)
    Astro Boy (GN 11) 2003-02-17 (from $7.96)
    Astro Boy (GN 12) 2003-03-17 (from $7.96)
    Astro Boy (GN 13) 2003-03-01 (from $7.96)
    Astro Boy (GN 14) 2003-04-01 (from $7.96)
    Astro Boy (GN 15) 2003-05-01 (from $12.85)
    Astro Boy (GN 16) 2003-06-01 (from $4.59)
    Astro Boy (GN 17) 2003-07-01 (from $6.49)
    Astro Boy (GN 18) 2003-08-01 (from $13.99)
    Astro Boy (GN 19) 2003-10-01 (from $8.91)
    Astro Boy (GN 20) 2003-10-01 (from $7.96)
    Astro Boy (GN 21) 2003-11-01 (from $7.96)
    Astro Boy (GN 22) 2004-01-01 (from $15.00)
    Astro Boy (GN 23) 2004-02-01 (from $7.12)
    Astro Boy (GN 1-2) 2008-09-10 (from $22.74)
    Astro Boy [Omnibus] (GN 1) 2015-10-13 (from $15.99)
    Astro Boy [Omnibus] (GN 2) 2016-01-12 (from $15.99)
    Astro Boy [Omnibus] (GN 3) 2016-04-12 (from $15.99)
    Astro Boy [Omnibus] (GN 4) 2016-07-12 (from $16.29)
    Astro Boy [Omnibus] (GN 5) 2016-10-18 (from $19.47)

Japanese staff
Japanese companies
Tezuka Productions
Kobunsha (Serialization, Tankoubon)
Serialized In: Shonen
Japanese cast
English staff
English cast
Translation: Frederik L. Schodt

Consulting Editor: Toren Smith (Studio Proteus)
Editing: Chris Warner
Introduction: Frederik L. Schodt
Publisher: Mike Richardson
English companies
Distributor: Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand)
Digital Chameleon
SNO Cone Studios (vols. 14-23)
Licensed by: Dark Horse Comics
Digital Chameleon
SNO Cone Studios (vols. 14-23)
Translation: Studio Proteus
French staff
French companies
Glenat (expired)
Panini Comics (expired)
French cast
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Alberto Aldarabí (Spain Vol.)
Makiko Tsujimoto (Glénat España)
Marc Bernabé (Spain Vol.)
Sandra Ruiz (Glénat España)
Verónica Calafell (Spain Vol.)

Consultant: Enric Piñeyro (Spain Vol.)
Estela Montetes (Spain Vol. 5-8)
Eva Lechuga (Spain Vol. 1-4)
Félix Sabaté (Spain Vol. 12-14)
Irantzu Piquero (Spain Vol. 13-14)
Mar Calpena (Spain Vol. 9-12)
Editorial Director: Joan Navarro (Spain Vol.)
Graphic Design:
Dani Barbero (Spain Vol. 12)
Diego Mallo (Spain Vol. 1-3)
José Miguel Alvarez (Spain Vol. 4-14)
Luis Domínguez (Spain Vol. 12-14)
Retouch & Lettering: Manolo Vázquez (Spain Vol.)
Spanish companies
Licensed by:
Deux Studio (Argentina)
Planeta DeAgostini Comics (2017)
Publisher: Glénat España (Spain)
Translation: Daruma Serveis Lingüístics (Glénat España)
Italian staff
Italian companies
Translation: Mayumi Kobayashi (Planet Manga)
Italian cast
German staff
German companies
Publisher: Carlsen Comics
German cast
Dutch staff
Dutch companies
Dutch cast
Danish cast
Danish staff
Alex Jørgensen (Vol. 2-3)
Maja Rydskov (Vol. 1)
Danish companies
Publisher: Carlsen - Danmark
Portuguese staff
Portuguese companies
Licensed by: JBC (Brazil)
Edições ASA (Portugal)
JBC (Brazil)
Portuguese cast
Swedish staff
Swedish cast
Translation: Nora Wigzell
Swedish companies

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