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Astro Boy (1963 Anime)

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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 Atomu 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.



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. 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.



Transition To English

Reception and Legacy




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External Links


  • AUSTRALIA .9 Network, Channel 0, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • UNITED KINGDOM .ITV (Independent Television)
  • UNITED STATES .Syndication, NBC, WVEC-TV, Adult Swim

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