IMDb > "Astroboy" (1980)

"Astroboy" (1980) More at IMDbPro »"Shin Tetsuwan Atom" (original title), TV series 1980-1981

Photos (See all 41 | slideshow) Videos (see all 19)
Astroboy: Season 1: Episode 12 -- While saving the planet from a falling satellite, Astro is damaged and loses his memory. Boon, a scientist with a mysterious past, tries to help Astro recover before another satellite hits Earth.


User Rating:
7.5/10   534 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Down 10% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Osamu Tezuka (characters)
Osamu Tezuka (screenplay)
View company contact information for Astroboy on IMDbPro.
1 | 2
Release Date:
1 October 1980 (Japan) See more »
A hero for all ages! (DVD release)
Eye on Anime: New HD 'Astro Boy' Trailer
 (From Fandango. 2 September 2009, 11:53 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Coocky El-Ajeeb ! 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 Editorial Department
Staci Vice .... assistant editor (23 episodes, 2004)
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)

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Shin Tetsuwan Atom" - Japan (original title)
"The New Astro Boy" - USA (literal English title)
See more »
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)

Did You Know?

Movie Connections:
Version of Astro Boy (2009)See more »
Tetsuwan AtomSee more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Coocky El-Ajeeb !, 13 November 2009

This is one of my favorites. While my childhood our national TV blessed us with so many classics. And when it comes to the Japanese school of animation, then all of its work are classics. Majingâ Zetto (1972) "known by the name of Mazenger in the Arabic version". Takarajima (1978) or Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island. Hello! Sandy Bell (1981). Meitantei Holmes (1984) or the comic Sherlock Holmes. Cubitus (1989). They are all unforgettable shows. Shin Tetsuwan Atom (1980), or Coocky El-Ajeeb for me, is no exception. I was waiting, so craving, to watch every episode. And really it didn't disappoint me at all. Not even once. The character was 100% human while being robot. I think the real secret of him is being that all-time-child-superman which's an original idea indeed. The direction was very interesting. There were many artistic touches (After 20 years I still recall some moving endings). The drawings were perfect with yummy colors and attractive personality. The imagination was thrilling and droll. Let alone some messages this show managed to deliver with the fun as well. And I'll never forget the character of the younger brother who says only (rabble.. rabble)! This is a review and maybe a tribute to some of my childhood's best memories. A wonder boy, a wonder series as well.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (4 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for "Astroboy" (1980)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Is this better than the 1960's Tetsuwan Atomu? shawash
Reveiw from the new film wetamaori
For fans of the soundtrack Banjo_oz
Strongest Robot in the World heethcliff
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Metropolis "Mighty Atom" "Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex" "Astroboy" "Astro Boy"
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Episode guide Full cast and crew Company credits
External reviews News articles IMDb TV section
IMDb Animation section IMDb Japan section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.

You may add a new episode for this TV series by clicking the 'add episode' button