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Astroboy (TV Series 1963–1966) Poster

(1963–1966)

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Although originally intended only for the US airings of the show, the name "Astro Boy" proved to be popular among Japanese viewers as well, and so the names "Astro Boy" and "Tetsuwan Atomu" are interchangeable in Japan.
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The first Japanese animated TV series to be shown and marketed internationally.
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The first animated television series to be shown overseas from its originating country.
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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.
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In 2007, Astro Boy was declared a real resident in Japan and also named as Japan's envoy for overseas safety.
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Only 104 of the 193 episodes in Tetsuwan atomu (1963) were re-dubbed for the English version.
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Walt Disney was so impressed by the show that he made a character that greatly resembles Astroboy.
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Was originally a live action TV series. It flopped, so they decided to make it a cartoon.
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