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Astroboy: Season 1: Episode 4 -- A weather experiment turns a desert into fertile farmland, and proves that humans and robots can work well together. But a rash of earthquakes and storms will ruin the project unless Astro can help.


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Osamu Tezuka (characters)
Osamu Tezuka (screenplay)
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Release Date:
1 October 1980 (Japan) See more »
A hero for all ages! (DVD release)
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Fantastic series to show your kids. See more (4 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 15 of 22)
Richard Ganoung (22 episodes, 1980-2004)
Bob Gonzalez (22 episodes, 1980-2004)
Debby Holmes (22 episodes, 1980-2004)
Hisashi Katsuda ... Dr. Ochanomizu (22 episodes, 1980-2004)
Del Lewis (22 episodes, 1980-2004)
David G. Miller (22 episodes, 1980-2004)
Paul M. Nelson (22 episodes, 1980-2004)

Gregory North (22 episodes, 1980-2004)
Rebecca Ortese (22 episodes, 1980-2004)
Brian Parry (22 episodes, 1980-2004)
Nicholas Podbrey (22 episodes, 1980-2004)
Jay Rath (22 episodes, 1980-2004)
Kahlei A. Slick (22 episodes, 1980-2004)
Patricia Kugler Whitley (22 episodes, 1980-2004)
Steven Bednarski ... Astro Boy (21 episodes, 1980-1981)

Series Directed by
Noboru Ishiguro (unknown episodes)
Osamu Tezuka (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Osamu Tezuka (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Carl Battaglia .... producer (unknown episodes)
Del Lewis .... producer (unknown episodes)
Takayuki Matsutani .... assistant producer (unknown episodes)
Michitoshi Shimakata .... producer (unknown episodes)
Hidehiko Takei .... producer (unknown episodes)
Satoshi Yamamoto .... producer (unknown episodes)
Akira Yoshikawa .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Shigeaki Saegusa (unknown episodes)
Seiji Suzuki (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Masaaki Fujita (unknown episodes)
Nobuyuki Sugaya (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Kazuo Inoue (unknown episodes)
Masaki Sakamoto (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Mitsunari Makino (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Takashi Annô .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
Osamu Dezaki .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
Masakazu Higuchi .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
Noboru Ishiguro .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
Setsuko Ishizu .... art (unknown episodes)
Hiromitsu Morita .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
Moribi Murano .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
Tsunehito Nagaki .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
Hiroshi Nishimura .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
Ryosuke Takahashi .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
Osamu Tezuka .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
Kaoru Uchida .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
Mitsukazu Yamatani .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
Norio Yazawa .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
Yukihiro Yokoyama .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
Hiroshi Yoshida .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Kanji Nakano .... sound recordist (unknown episodes)
Series Animation Department
Nobumasa Shinkawa .... key animator (1 episode)
Series Music Department
Shigeaki Saegusa .... music arranger: theme song (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Kunio Aoi .... mecha designer (unknown episodes)
Kenji Kitatani .... coordinator: English version (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Shin Tetsuwan Atom" - Japan (original title)
"The New Astro Boy" - USA (literal English title)
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24 min (52 episodes) | Japan:24 min (52 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:G (some episodes) | Australia:PG (some episodes)

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Referenced in Black Jack (1996)See more »
Uran no ThemeSee more »


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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Fantastic series to show your kids., 16 April 2006
Author: David Kelly from Australia

I grew up watching this show religiously. I'd get up before school at 6.00am and be awestruck at the animation and mature themes. There was an overriding feeling of darkness and despair whilst sitting there with the morning sunrise coming through the curtains of my home. The show had its lighter moments for sure, but scenes of robots with seemingly human like appearance getting destroyed (violently) was something of an awakening to me, especially since I was more familiar with the more kiddie friendly "Thomas The Tank Engine". "Astro Boy" was also very intelligent and philosophical for a show basically aimed at the young and this is why the show has held up very well.

A great series which has now been transferred to DVD in an excellent box set! Long live Astro!

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