The Japanese version originally didn't have a theme song, it wasn't until the success of the American theme song that they came up with one for the Japanese version. See more »
In the first episode, it's the year 2000 when Dr. Tenma/Boynton starts building Astroboy. One year passes as Dr. Tenma builds Astroboy, and several years pass as Astroboy is supposed to be growing up. However, later episodes in the series say it's still the year 2000. See more »
If you can imagine what black and white, jerk action "animation" that lacks any quality or artistic value, both visually and audibly, and would be produced in the USSR during the 1950s would look like, Astroboy is it. This pathetic show is actually out of Japan from the 1960s but is devoid of any imagination whatsoever. I never cared much for Speed Racer or any other Japanimation as a kid in the '60s, but thankfully this turd had completely slipped my mind. Perhaps that was due to no US stations stooping so low as to broadcast such garbage, at least in my market. This show makes any of Hanna-Barbera's worst material from the seventies or eighties look like Disney's masterpiece, Fantasia. I find it rather curious, not so much that Adult Swim has picked it up, but that Astro Boy has such a high rating on this site. Proof that the rating system here is not only subjective, but also seriously flawed. Hopefully Adult Swim will dump this load soon; it's a terrible waste of airtime but I am certain that the price is right!
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