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Astro Boy (鉄腕アトム Tetsuwan Atomu?, "Mighty Atom", lit. "Iron Arm Atom"). is a Japanese animated television series produced by Mushi Productions and based off of the Tetsuwan Atom manga by Osamu Tezuka. It would become the first serialized animation to air on television in Japan it aired on January 1, 1963 on Fuji TV, the series would also become the first Japanese animated series aired in the United States.

Production

Plot

In the year 2003, Tobio Tenma is traveling down the electric highway 66. A highway claimed to be the safest made by man when suddenly Tobio collides with an oncoming vehicle and is killed instantly. When his father Doctor Umataro Tenma discovers his body he instantly becomes distraught and slowly begins to go insane.

Dr. Tenma becomes obsessed with a new project to build a robot in the image of his deceased son. He shifts all focuses at the Institute of Science to the production of this new robot. After one year Tenma's robot project is a success and he gives life to a new robot and names him Astro Boy.

Tenma attempts to make the new robot boy a son of his own, he teaches him to eat and perform arithmetic he continued to teach him everything that would make him similar to a real boy. Tenma discovered that even though Astro had achieved everything he wanted of him, he still wouldn't grow like a real living boy this made the irrational Tenma so angry that he sold Astro Boy away to Hamegg's Robot Circus.

Characters

Episodes

J# U# Original title (English)/English Dub title

Original Title (Japanese)

Original Air Date (Japan) Original Air Date (U.S.)
1 1 "The Birth of Atom" / "Birth of Astro Boy"

"Atomu Tanjō" (アトム誕生) 

January 1, 1963 September 7, 1963
The story takes place in Metro City, circa 2000 A.D. Young Toby Tenma/Astor Boynton (the son of Dr. Tenma/Boynton) ends up dying in a hideous car crash. His father is left grief-stricken and plans on resolving his loss by creating a robot that looks like his son. Though the rest of the Ministry of Science is unsure of this plan (some thinking he’s insane), they go along with it. Over a year, his creation is assembled and named "Astro Boy". The next morning, Astro begins to adjust to life with Dr. Tenma. After some time, it becomes clear that Astro isn’t like Toby. Because of this, his father sells him to Mr. Cacciatore, the cruel ringmaster of a robot circus. At the circus, Astro is forced to fight against Z.O.G. in a duel where one robot will die. During the fight, Professor Ochanomizu/Dr. Elefun steps into the ring to protest the fight. Cacciatore, however, shows that his robot licenses say that there’s nothing wrong with robots fighting each other. Astro fights valiantly and discovers some of his abilities: super strength and flight. Using these abilities, he is able to defeat Z.O.G, but he refuses to kill him. Later that night, Cacciatore punishes him by cutting off his power supply from any recharge. Professor Ochanomizu comes to talk Cacciatore into giving Astro back, but he refuses to negotiate. Meanwhile, Astro finds a large heap of robots that Cacciatore plans to sell as scrap metal. He learns from the captain of the Tin Brigade that everyone is in the pile because they no longer please people. Astro then decides to share his energy with the robots. Some time later, the robot circus is ready for its next performance. The opening act features Sparky, a robot cannonball, who Cacciatore has jump through high voltage charges. Unfortunately, Sparky goes out of control and explodes, causing the whole circus tent to begin to collapse. Despite lack of power, Astro leads the robots he restored in a rescue mission. The robots quickly find and rescue everyone, save for Cacciatore. Astro re-enters the building to save him and discovers another ability: super hearing. Using his new skill, he saves Cacciatore from certain death. Later, at a hospital, Astro is liberated from Cacciatore when Dr. Elefun shows that robots are finally free from slavery. Having been beaten, Cacciatore cries in defeat as Professor Ochanomizu and Astro leave.Deleted Scene: When Professor Ochanomizu tells Caccitore that lots of things happened while he was sleeping, the doctor briefly turns on the TV, which displays speeches from all over the world. 
2 2 "Frankenstein" / "Colosso"

"Furanken" (フランケン) 

January 8, 1963 September 14, 1963
The story begins in a robot factory. After an explanation as to how robots have begun to outnumber humans, the factory boss decides to put some robots on the line to make up for worker shortage. Meanwhile, Astro Boy longs to have parents to call his own. Deciding to chat with Professor Ochanomizu, Astro has his parents custom-made at the Institute of Science. Later that evening, an experimental robot named Frankenstein/Colosso goes haywire and escapes after causing immense collateral damage and several worker casualties. Astro happens across the horrid mess and figures out that, due to being incomplete, Frankenstein will listen to the first person he meets. Later that night, Frankenstein runs into a trio of gangsters having trouble cracking open a safe. He soon becomes the slave of a weak mobster named Monk, who has Frankenstein (who is nicknamed “Big Boy”) break into the safe for them. Back at their hideout, the Big Boss welcomes Frankenstein into the gang as their newest addition. Their next heist occurs at a local ballet performance, where the mobsters plan to steal the gems that belong to a wealthy patron of the ballet. After the show ends, the patron goes to give a present to a ballerina. Frankenstein, however, interrupts the meeting and causes mass hysteria. Frankenstein accidentally grabs the present for the ballerina, which was an oil can. Astro, despite being blamed by Inspector Tawashi/Gumshoe for the crime, decides to investigate the robberies. Later, at a local museum, Astro finds Monk (disguised as a guard) and Frankenstein (disguised as the Thinker) stealing several jewels. Astro is once again blamed by Inspector Tawashi and Monk. Back at their hideout, the mobsters get shares of the loot. The Big Boss decides to take the big pieces and gives only fractions of one diamond to the other mobsters. At Astro's trial, Astro is saved by Professor Ochanomizu, who points out that Frankenstein is still on the loose. Later, Professor Ochanomizu devises a plan to capture Frankenstein. Going on a cruise ship with a pile of rocks (claiming it's a diamond), Professor Ochanomizu is soon attacked by Frankenstein and Astro comes to save him. The battle on the ship causes serious damage to the ship's hull, which culminates with Astro dropping Frankenstein from a precarious height. Frankenstein survives the fall, but passes out in a lighthouse. Astro heads there and meets Monk, who reveals everything about the Big Boss' plan and gives up being a mobster. A scientist comes to fix Frankenstein, but the mobsters soon find the group. Astro quickly defeats the Big Boss and his minions and they are arrested. Astro is rewarded for his heroism with his recently completed parents. Frankenstein repaired and sent on his mission to work at an outpost in outer space as Astro and Monk bid him farewell.Deleted Scene: After Astro Boy arrives on a ship, Frankenstein begins to battle him using torture weapons in his eyes. 
3 3 "Adventure on Mars" / "Expedition to Mars"

"Kasei Tanken" (火星探検) 

January 15, 1963 September 21, 1963
4 14 "Guernica" / "One Million Mammoth Snails"

"Gerunika" (ゲルニカ) 

January 22, 1963 December 7, 1963
Astro Boy and Professor Ochanomizu investigate the disappearances of campers and mountaineers in the ice mountains, and discover a scientist who unleashes a swarm of snails on the world.Deleted Scene: When Ali Baba suspects that Astro Boy has 1000x hearing, he breaks the fourth wall by telling the viewers to mute the volume of the TV. After the conversation, Ali Baba's men hold a sign saying "You can turn the volume back on." The TV breaks down, and Ali Baba's men act embarrassed, saying "Get a better TV, will you?!" 
5 4 "Sphinx" / "The Sphinx"

"Sufinkusu" (スフィンクス) 

January 29, 1963 September 28, 1963
6 7 "Lightning Man" / "Zero, the Invisible Robot"

"Denkō Ningen" (電光人間) 

February 5, 1963 October 19, 1963
7 - "Captain Atom"

"Atomu-taishi" (アトム大使

February 12, 1963 -
8 10 "Ghost Manufacturing Machine" / "The Spirit Machine"

"Yūrei seizōki" (幽霊製造機) 

February 19, 1963 November 9, 1963
9 13 "Black Looks" / "The Deep Freeze"

"Burakku Rukkusu" (ブラックルックス) 

February 26, 1963 November 30, 1963
10 11 "The Fool Ivan" / "Strange Voyage"

"Iwan no Baka" (イワンの馬鹿) 

March 5, 1963 November 16, 1963
11 18 "Time Machine" / "Time Machine"

"Taimu Mashin" (タイムマシン) 

March 12, 1963 December 29, 1963
12 5 "Cruciform Island" / "Cross Island"

"Jūjika Shima" (十字架島) 

March 19, 1963 October 5, 1963
13 - "The Eyes of Christ"

"Kirisuto no me" (キリストの眼) 

March 26, 1963 -
14 12 "The Artificial Sun" / "The Artificial Sun"

"Jinkō Taiyō" (人工太陽) 

April 2, 1963 November 23, 1963
15 6 "Plant People" / "Grass Boy"

"Shokubutsu Ningen" (植物人間) 

April 9, 1963 October 12, 1963
Astro is flying through the countryside when he runs into two of his friends on a rowboat. After helping them outspeed a group of fast jetboats, the group stumbles upon an interesting flower. While Astro's friends want to pick it, Astro says to leave the flower alone. He then proceeds to tell the tale of this bizarre flower. 
16 8 "The White Vehicle Planet" / "Silver Comet"

"Shiroi Wakusei gō" (白い惑星号) 

April 16, 1963 October 26, 1963
17 9 "Robot Land"

"Robotto Rando" (ロボットランド) 

April 23, 1963 November 2, 1963
18 15 "Gadem" / "Gangor the Monster"

"Gademu" (ガデム) 

April 30, 1963 December 14, 1963
19 19 "Atom vs. Garon" / "The Cosmic Giant"

"Atomu tai Majin" (アトム対魔神) 

May 7, 1963 January 3, 1964
20 20 "Gaseous Beings" / "Toxor, the Mist Man"

"Kitai Ningen" (気体人間) 

May 14, 1963 January 10, 1964
21 21 "Satellite R-45" / "Satellite R-45"

"Jinkō-eisei R-45" (人工衛星R-45) 

May 21, 1963 January 17, 1964
22 22 "Sea Serpent Island" / "Sea Serpent Isle"

"Umihebi Shima" (海蛇島) 

May 28, 1963 January 24, 1964
23 23 "The Mutant" / "The Deadly Flies"

"Myūtanto" (ミュータント) 

June 4, 1963 January 31, 1964
24 24 "The Submarine Kingdom" / "Kingdom of the Sea"

"Kaitei Ōkoku" (海底王国) 

June 11, 1963 February 7, 1964
25 - "The Deep-Underground Tank"

"Chitei Sensha" (地底戦車) 

June 18, 1963 -
26 26 "Atlas" / "Don Tay's Infernal Machine"

"Atorasu" (アトラス) 

June 25, 1963 February 21, 1964
27 27 "Planet Pearl" / "Pearl People"

"Pāru Hoshi" (パール星) 

July 2, 1963 February 28, 1964
28 28 "Mad Machine" / "The Wacky Machine"

"Maddo Mashin" (マッドマシン) 

July 9, 1963 March 6, 1964
29 29 "The Memorable Day" / "Memory Day"

"Omoide no Hi" (想い出の日) 

July 16, 1963 March 13, 1964
30 16 "Fuhrer ZZZ" / "Secret Agent 3-Z"

"Zē Zē Zē Sōtō" (ZZZ総統) 

July 23, 1963 December 21, 1963
31 31 "The Black Cosmic Ray" / "Mysterious Cosmic Rays"

"Kuroi Uchūsen" (黒い宇宙線) 

July 30, 1963 March 27, 1964
32 - "Hot Dog Corps"

"Hotto Doggu Heidan" (ホットドッグ兵団) 

August 6, 1963 -
33 33 "Three Magicians" / "The Three Magicians"

"Sannin no Majutsushi" (三人の魔術師) 

August 13, 1963 April 10, 1964
34 34 "Midoro Marsh" / "Beast From 20,000 Fathoms"

"Midoro ga Numa" (ミドロが沼) 

August 20, 1963 April 17, 1964
35 35 "The Human Farm" / "Planet X"

"Ningen Bokujō" (ヒューマンファーム) 

August 27, 1963 April 24, 1964
36 36 "The Religion of Pui Pui" / "The Elixir of Life"

"Pui Pui Kyō" (プイプイ教) 

September 3, 1963 May 1, 1964
37 25 "Uran" / "The Strange Birthday Present"

"Uran-chan" (ウランちゃん) 

September 10, 1963 February 14, 1964
38 38 "The Disturbed Small Planet"

"Kurutta Shōwakusei" (狂った小惑星) 

September 17, 1963 May 15, 1964
39 39 "Red Cat" / "The Mysterious Cat"

"Akai Neko" (赤い猫) 

September 24, 1963 May 22, 1964
40 40 "Neo Caesar" / "The Abominable Snowman"

"Neo Shiza" (ネオ・シーザー) 

October 1, 1963 June 5, 1964
41 41 "X Bomb" / "Deadline to Danger"

"Ekkusu Bakudan" (X爆弾) 

October 8, 1963 June 12, 1964
42 - "The Yellow Horse"

"Kīroi Uma" (黄色い馬) 

October 15, 1963 -
43 43 "His Highness Dead Cross" / "Ditto"

"Deddo Kurosu Denka" (デッドクロス殿下) 

October 22, 1963 June 26, 1964
44 44 "The Egyptian Conspirators" / "Cleopatra's Heart"

"Ejiputo Inbō-dan" (エジプト陰謀団) 

October 29, 1963 July 3, 1964
45 45 "Cleopatra’s Necklace" / "Return of Cleopatra"

"Kureopatora no Kubikazari" (クレオパトラの首飾り) 

November 5, 1963 July 10, 1964
46 46 "The Robot Spaceship" / "The Phantom Space Ship"

"Robotto Uchū-tei" (ロボット宇宙艇) 

November 12, 1963 July 17, 1964
47 47 "The Cosmic Crab" / "The Gigantic Space Crab"

"Uchū Gani" (宇宙ガニ) 

November 19, 1963 July 24, 1964
48 48 "The Pegasus Tribe" / "The Great Space Horse"

"Tenba-zoku" (天馬族) 

November 26, 1963 July 31, 1964
49 49 "Transparent Giant" / "3D Tee Vee"

"Tōmei Kyojin" (透明巨人) 

December 3, 1963 August 7, 1964
50 50 "Atom Goes to the West" / "Westward, Ha!"

"Atomu Seibu e iku" (アトム西部へ行く) 

December 10, 1963 August 14, 1964
51 51 "Little Elephant Pura" / "Jimbo the Great"

"Kozō Pura" (子象プーラ) 

December 17, 1963 August 21, 1964
52 52 "Snow Lion" / "Snow Lion"

"Yuki Raion" (雪ライオン) 

December 24, 1963 August 28, 1964
53 - "Goodbye 1963"

"Sayōnara Sen Kyūhyaku Roku San-nen" (さようなら1963年) 

December 31, 1963 -
54 - "Duel on the Alps"

"Arupse no kettō" (アルプスの決闘) 

January 4, 1964 -
55 - "Rejuvenating Gas"

"wakagaeri GASU" (若返りガス) 

January 18, 1964 -
56 32 "Earth Defense Army" / "The Moon Monsters"

"chikyuu bouei tai" (地球防衛隊) 

January 25, 1964 April 3, 1964
57 37 "Robot School" / "Astro Boy goes to School"

"ROBOTTO gakkō" (ロボット学校) 

February 1, 1964 May 8, 1964
58 42 "The 13 Mysterious Statues of God" / "The Island of Mystery"

"13 no kai kami zō" (13の怪神像) 

February 8, 1964 June 19, 1964
59 30 "The Robot Buron X" / "The Super Duper Robot"

"hakunetsu ningen" (白熱人間) 

February 15, 1964 March 20, 1964
60 53 "The Demon Bees" / "Dogma Palace"

"DAAMA no kyuuden" (ダーマの宮殿) 

February 22, 1964 August 29, 1964
61 - "Space Parasites"

"uchuu no kiseichuu" (宇宙の寄生虫) 

February 29, 1964 -
62 17 "The Phantom Ship" / "The Haunted Ship"

"yuureisen" (幽霊船) 

March 7, 1964 December 28, 1963
63 54 "The Artificial Iceberg" /"The Man-Made Iceberg"

"jinkō hyōzan" (人工氷山) 

March 14, 1964 September 4, 1964
64 55 "Count Bat" / "Vampire Vale"

"koumori hakushaku" (こうもり伯爵) 

March 21, 1964 September 11, 1964
65 56 "Brave Escapee" / "The Terrible Tidal Wave"

"yūkan na dassō mono" (勇敢な脱走者) 

March 28, 1964 September 19, 1964
66 57 "The Space Viking" / "Vikings"

"SUPEESUBAIKINGU" (スペースバイキング) 

April 4, 1964 September 26, 1964
67 58 "Heroes of the Night" / "The Devil Doll"

"yoru no yūshi tachi" (ナイトの英雄) 

April 11, 1964 October 3, 1964
68 59 "Rebellion of the Dinosaur People" / "Dinosaur Dilemma"

"kyōryū nin no hanran" (恐龍人の反乱) 

April 25, 1964 October 10, 1964
69 60 "The Secret of the Clock Tower" / "The Clock Tower Mystery"

"tokeitō no himitsu" (時計塔の秘密) 

May 2, 1964 October 17, 1964
70 61 "Rafflesia" / "The Flower Monster"

"RAFURESHIA" (ラフレシア) 

May 9, 1964 October 24, 1964
71 62 "The Last Day of Earth" / "Attack From Space"

"chikyū no saigo no hi" (地球最後の日) 

May 16, 1964 October 31, 1964
72 63 "7 Days of Drifting in Space" / "Shipwreck in Space"

"uchū no hyōryū 7 hiai" (宇宙の漂流7日間) 

May 23, 1964 November 7, 1964
73 64 "Big Titan" / "Big Titan"

"BIGGUTAITAN" (ビッグタイタン) 

June 6, 1964 November 14, 1964
74 65 "Earth Expedition" / "Mission to the Middle of the World"

"chikyū tanken" (地球探検) 

June 13, 1964 November 21, 1964
75 66 "Flying City" / "Inca Gold Fever"

"sora tobu machi" (空とぶ町) 

June 20, 1964 November 28, 1964
76 67 "The Monster Machine" / "The Monster Machine"

"MONSUTAAMASHIIN" (モンスターマシーン) 

June 27, 1964 December 5, 1964
77 68 "Cape Town Lullaby" / "The Hooligan Whodunit"

"KEEPUTAUN no komoriuta" (ケープタウンの子守歌) 

July 4, 1964 December 12, 1964
78 69 "The World in 500,000 Years" / "Funnel to The Future"

"50 man nen no chino sekai" (50万年後の世界) 

July 11, 1964 December 19, 1964
79 70 "Dr. Brain" / "Super Brain"

"DOKUTAA nou" (ドクター脳) 

July 18, 1964 December 26, 1964
80 71 "Humanoid Bill" / "Mighty Minute"

"HYUUMANOIDOPIRU" (ヒューマノイドピル) 

July 25, 1964 January 2, 1965
81 72 "Dreaming Machine" / "Dream Machine"

"yumemiru kikai" (夢みる機械) 

August 1, 1964 January 9, 1965
82 73 "Robot Olympics" / "The Robot Olympics"

"ROBOTTO kyōgitaikai" (ロボット競技大会) 

August 15, 1964 January 16, 1965
83 74 "The Strange Bird, Garuda" / "Dunder, Bird of Doom"

"kaichou GARUDA" (怪鳥ガルダ) 

August 22, 1964 January 23, 1965
84 75 "The Dolphin Civilization" / "Dolphins in Distress"

"IRUKA bunmei" (イルカ文明) 

August 29, 1964 January 30, 1965
85 76 "The Demented Beltway" / "The Mad Beltway"

"kurutta BERUTOUEI" (狂ったベルトウェイ) 

September 5, 1964 February 6, 1965
86 77 "The Time Gun" / "The Terrible Time Gun"

"jikan jū" (時間銃) 

September 12, 1964 February 13, 1965
87 78 "Princess Kaguya" / "Space Princess"

"shin kaguya hime" (新かぐや姫) 

September 19, 1964 February 20, 1965
88 79 "The Bacteria Corps" / "Mighty Microbe Army"

"saikin butai" (細菌部隊) 

September 26, 1964 February 27, 1965
89 80 "Gomes’ Ghost" / "Horrible King Horrid"

"GOMESU no bourei" (ゴメスの亡霊) 

October 3, 1964 March 6, 1965
90 81 "The Robot Fortress" / "Mystery of the Amless Dam"

"ROBOTTO toride" (ロボット砦) 

October 10, 1964 March 13, 1965
91 82 "Garon’s Counterattack" / "Galeom From Galaxy G"

"GARON gyakushū" (ガロン逆襲) 

October 24, 1964 March 19, 1965
92 83 "Three Robot Knights" / "The Three Robotiers"

"ROBOTTO sanjūshi" (ロボット三銃士) 

October 31, 1964 March 26, 1965
93 84 "Cobalt" / "Brother Jetto"

"KOBARUTO" (コバルト) 

November 7, 1964 April 2, 1965
94 85 "Angel in the Alps" / "Angel of the Alps"

"aRUPUSU no tenshi" (アルプスの天使) 

November 14, 1964 April 9, 1965
95 86 "The Evil Punch Card" / "Magic Punch Card"

"ma no PANCHIKAADO" (魔のパンチカード) 

November 21, 1964 April 16, 1965
96 87 "Robot Future" / "The Great Rocket Robbery"

"ROBOTTOHYUUCHAA" (ロボットヒューチャー) 

November 28, 1964 April 23, 1965
97 88 "Confrontation in Space" / "Contest in Space"

"uchū no taiketsu" (宇宙の対決) 

December 5, 1964 April 30, 1965
98 89 "Zeo’s Legacy" / "Gift of Zeo"

"ZEO no isan" (ゼオの遺産) 

December 12, 1964 May 7, 1965
99 90 "Little Columbus" / "A Deep Deep Secret"

"chiisana KORONBUSU" (小さなコロンブス) 

December 19, 1964 May 14, 1965
100 91 "The Robot House" / "The Wonderful Christmas Present"

"ROBOTTOHAUSU" (ロボットハウス) 

December 26, 1964 May 21, 1965
101 92 "The Unmapped World" / "Uncharted World"

"chizu ni nai sekai" (地図にない世界) 

January 2, 1965 May 28, 1965
102 93 "Queen of the Devils’ Place" / "Jungle Mystery"

"makyō no joō" (魔境の女王) 

January 9, 1965 June 4, 1965
103 94 "Stairs Leading into Space" / "The Terrible Spaceman"

"uchū e no kaidan" (宇宙への階段) 

January 16, 1965 June 11, 1965
104 - "The Devil’s Balloon"

"akuma no fūsen" (悪魔の風船) 

January 23, 1965 -
105 96 "General Atom" / "General Astro"

"ATOMU shōgun" (アトム将軍) 

January 30, 1965 June 18, 1965
106 95 "The Boy from Outer Space" / "The Mighty Mite From Ursa Minor"

"uchū kara kita shōnen" (宇宙から来た少年) 

February 6, 1965 June 25, 1965
107 97 "Release of the Earth" / "Mystery of the Metal Men"

"chikyū kaihō" (地球解放) 

February 13, 1965 July 2, 1965
108 98 "Saturn Man" / "Super Human Beings"

"SATAANMAN" (サターンマン) 

February 20, 1965 July 9, 1965
109 99 "Phoenix" / "Phoenix Bird"

"fushichō" (不死鳥) 

February 27, 1965 July 16, 1965
110 100 "Expedition on Mercury" / "Menace from Mercury"

"suisei tanken" (水星探検) 

March 6, 1965 July 23, 1965
111 - "Robot Polymer"

"ROBOTTOPORIMAA" (ロボットポリマー) 

March 13, 1965 -
112 - "Samson’s Hair"

"SAMUSON no kami no ke" (サムソンの髪の毛) 

March 27, 1965 -
113 101 "'Back', the Country without Laughter" / "Dangerous Mission"

"warawanu BAKKU kuni" (笑わぬバック国) 

April 3, 1965 July 30, 1965
114 - "Metro Monster"

"METOROMONSUTAA" (メトロモンスター) 

April 10, 1965 -
115 - "The Big Runaway Safe"

"nigedashita taikin ko" (逃げだした大金庫) 

April 17, 1965 -
116 - "The Greatest Robot on Earth (part one)"

"shijōsaidai no ROBOTTO ( mae )" (史上最大のロボット(前)) 

April 24, 1965 -
117 - "The Greatest Robot on Earth (part two)"

"shijōsaidai no ROBOTTO ( nochi )" (史上最大のロボット(後)) 

May 1, 1965 -
118 - "Robot Grabby"

"ROBOTTORAGUBII" (ロボットラグビー) 

May 8, 1965 -
119 102 "The Flying Lens" / "Planet 13"

"sora tobu RENZU" (空とぶレンズ) 

May 15, 1965 August 6, 1965
120 - "Time Hunter"

"TAIMUHANTAA" (タイムハンター) 

May 22, 1965 -
121 103 "Ganimate" / "Prisoners in Space"

"GANIMEETO gō" (ガニメート号) 

May 29, 1965 August 13, 1965
122 - "The Monster Mantler"

"kaijū MANTORAA" (モンスターマントラー) 

June 5, 1965 -
123 - "Captain Dog"

"DOGGU taichō" (ドッグ隊長) 

June 19, 1965 -
124 104 "Parting Gift" / "Double trouble"

"okimiyage" (おきみやげ) 

July 3, 1965 August 20, 1965
J# Original title (English)

Original Title (Japanese)

Original Air Date (Japan)
125 "Find the Bacteria"

"saikin wo sagase" (細菌をさがせ) 

July 10, 1965
126 "Roboids"

"ROBOIDO" (ロボイド) 

July 17, 1965
127 "The Experimental Robot"

"jikken ROBOTTO" (実験ロボット) 

July 24, 1965
128 "Treasures of the Inca Empire"

"INKA teikoku no takara" (インカ帝国の宝) 

July 31, 1965
129 "Atom vs. Atom"

"ATOMU tai ATOMU" (アトム対アトム) 

August 14, 1965
130 "The Storm on Mars"

"kasei no arashi" (火星の嵐) 

August 21, 1965
131 "The Moon Champion"

"MUUNCHANPION" (ムーンチャンピオン) 

August 28, 1965
132 "Prince Louis"

"RUI ouji" (ルイ王子) 

September 4, 1965
133 "Revenge After Ten Years"

"10 nen me no fukushū" (10年目の復讐) 

September 11, 1965
134 "Operation Escape"

"dasshutsu sakusen" (脱出作戦) 

September 18, 1965
135 "The Robot-Dog Backy"

"ROBOTTO inu BAKKII" (ロボット犬バッキー) 

September 25, 1965
136 "Inspector Jaguar"

"JAGAA keibu" (ジャガー警部) 

October 2, 1965
137 "Little Cooley"

"chīsai KUURII" (小さいクーリー) 

October 9, 1965
138 "1 Long Day"

"nagai 1 hi" (長い1日) 

October 16, 1965
139 "Atom Stolen"

"nusumareta ATOMU" (盗まれたアトム) 

October 23, 1965
140 "The King and Atom"

"ōsama to ATOMU" (王様とアトム) 

September 30, 1965
141 "The Locomotive March"

"kikansha kōshinkyoku" (機関車行進曲) 

November 6, 1965
142 "Minya’s Star"

"MIINYA no hoshi" (ミーニャの星) 

November 13, 1965
Astro Boy and a group of passengers from a doomed rocketliner are stranded on an asteroid with strange characteristics and a mysterious monster. 
143 "Bird Street Story"

"BAADOSUTORIITO monogatari" (バードストリート物語) 

November 20, 1965
144 "Lost Friendship"

"ushinawareta yūjō" (失われた友情) 

November 27, 1965
145 "Atom in the Deep Sea"

"ATOMU shinkai wo iku" (アトム深海を行く) 

December 4, 1965
146 "Report from the Future"

"mirai kara no hōkoku" (未来からの報告) 

December 11, 1965
147 "Mid-air Screen"

"kūchū SUKURIIN" (空中スクリーン) 

December 18, 1965
148 "Robio and Robiet"

"ROBIO to ROBIETTO" (ロビオとロビエット) 

December 25, 1965
149 "The Can Capriccio"

"KANDUME kyō sō kyoku" (缶カプリッチョ) 

January 1, 1966
150 "Miss Magnet"

"MAGUNETTO-chan" (マグネットちゃん) 

January 8, 1966
151 "Lonely Atom"

"hitoribocchi no ATOMU" (ひとりぼっちのアトム) 

January 15, 1966
152 "The Robot Bombs"

"ROBOTTO bakudan" (ロボット爆弾) 

January 22, 1966
153 "The Red Merry-Go-Round"

"akai mokuba" (赤い木馬) 

January 29, 1966
154 "Blue Bird Story"

"aoi tori monogatari" (青い鳥物語) 

February 5, 1966
155 "The Crazed Boundary"

"kurutta kokkyōsen" (狂った国境線) 

February 12, 1966
156 "Robot Mayor"

"ROBOTTO shichō" (ロボット市長) 

February 19, 1966
157 "Gypsy’s Star"

"JIPUSHII no hoshi" (ジプシーの星) 

February 26, 1966
158 "Funny Companion"

"okashina michizure" (おかしな道づれ) 

March 5, 1966
159 "Devil and Angel"

"akuma to tenshi" (悪魔と天使) 

March 19, 1966
160 "The Golden Flute"

"ōgon no FURUUTO" (黄金のフルート) 

March 26, 1966
161 "Dream-Selling Aliens"

"yume wo uru uchūjin" (夢販売エイリアン) 

April 2, 1966
162 "Operation Candy"

"KYANDEE sakusen" (キャンデー作戦) 

April 9, 1966
163 "Road to Another World"

"bessekai e no michi" (別世界への道) 

April 16, 1966
164 "The Space Spider"

"uchū gumo" (宇宙ぐも) 

April 23, 1966
165 "A Great Fuss Over Babies"

"akanbō sōdō" (赤ん坊騒動) 

April 30, 1966
166 "The Jewel-Eating Monster"

"JUERU no ma zou" (ジュエルの魔像) 

May 7, 1966
167 "Plenty of Balloons"

"fuusen ga ippai" (風船がいっぱい) 

May 14, 1966
168 "The Island That Jumped Up"

"odori agatta shima" (おどりあがった島) 

May 21, 1966
169 "Gift from the Future"

"miraijin no okurimono" (未来人の贈り物) 

May 28, 1966
170 "Two Princesses"

"futari no ōjo" (二人の王女) 

June 4, 1966
171 "Kutcher Forever"

"eien no KUCCHAA" (永遠のクッチャー) 

June 11, 1966
172 "The Herald Brothers"

"HERARUDO kyōdai" (ヘラルド兄弟) 

June 25, 1966
173 "Robotty"

"ROBOTTI" (ロボッティ) 

July 2, 1966
174 "The Great Submarine Canal"

"kaitei daiun kawa" (海底大運河) 

July 9, 1966
175 "Robot Wars (part one)"

"ROBOTTO daisensō ( mae )" (ロボット大戦争(前)) 

July 23, 1966
176 "Robot Wars (part two)"

"ROBOTTO daisensō ( nochi )" (ロボット大戦争(後)) 

July 30, 1966
177 "The Gigantic Robot"

"bakadekai ROBOTTO" (ばかでかいロボット) 

August 6, 1966
178 "Chi-tan’s Nighttime Adventure"

"CHIITAN yoru no bōken" (カイたんの夜間冒険) 

August 20, 1966
179 "Blue Horseman (part one)"

"ao kishi ( mae )" (青騎士(前)) 

August 27, 1966
180 "Blue Horseman (part two)"

"ao kishi ( nochi )" (青騎士(後)) 

September 3, 1966
181 "Ghost Manufacturing Machine"

"yuurei seizouki ( 2 sakume )" (幽霊製造機) 

September 10, 1966
182 "Demented Cobalt"

"kurutta KOBARUTO" (狂ったコバルト) 

September 24, 1966
183 "Japanese People from Space"

"uchū kara kita nihonjin" (宇宙から日本人) 

October 1, 1966
184 "Time War"

"TAIMU sensō" (タイム戦争) 

October 8, 1966
185 "Star of Africa"

"AFURIKA no hoshi" (アフリカの星) 

October 22, 1966
186 "Monsters Come out at Night"

"obake wa yoru kuru" (おばけは夜来る) 

October 29, 1966
187 "Baily’s Legend"

"BEERII no densetsu" (べーリーの伝説) 

November 5, 1966
188 "Tengu of Kurama"

"kurama no tengu" (鞍馬の天狗) 

November 19, 1966
189 "Confusion at the Shooting Studio"

"satsueijo sōdō" (撮影スタジオで混乱) 

November 26, 1966
190 "Miracle of Mesopotamia"

"MESOPOTAMIA no kiseki" (メソポタミアの奇蹟) 

December 3, 1966
191 "Wandering Roppi"

"sasurai no ROPPI" (さすらいのロッピ) 

December 17, 1966
192 "Medusa’s Mansion"

"MEDOSSA no kan" (メドッサの館) 

December 24, 1966
193 "The Greatest Adventure on Earth"

"chikyū saidai no bōken" (地球最大の冒険) 

December 31, 1966

Transition To English

Osamu Tezuka was flown to NBC headquarters to negotiate a licensing deal with NBC.

NBC's dubbed animation specialist Fred Ladd was tasked to produce the episodes and on September 7, 1963. The show was an instant hit taking 40% in the ratings. Overall 104 episodes were syndicated on the original NBC run and broadcast would end on August 20, 1965.

Reception and Legacy

Gallery

Trivia

Interesting

The warning at the beginning of the Astro Boy DVD about the fire during 1975

In 1975, most of the english masters were destroyed in a fire. "Every concievable effort was made to retrieve these episodes to present to you" on the DVD box set.

One of the episodes, "Midoro Marsh," was actually produced by another animation studio that Osamu Tezuka had sent the script to. It only aired once in its native country, and in America its title was changed to "The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms," which was the title of a monster movie that had come out several years earlier.

References

External Links

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