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Billie Lou Watt Billie Lou Watt ...  Astroboy 30 episodes, 1963-1964
Esperanzita Martínez Esperanzita Martínez ...  Astroboy 30 episodes, 1963-1964
Mari Shimizu Mari Shimizu ...  Atom 30 episodes, 1963-1964
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This show is about a robot boy who fights crime and other robots not mega man

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Japan

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English

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7 September 1963 (USA) See more »

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Astro Boy See more »

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Mushi Productions See more »
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(104 episodes)
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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. See more »

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In several episodes, you can here a character speaking, however when we see said speaker their mouth is clearly not moving. See more »

Quotes

Astrogirl: I've got 50,000 horsepower just rearin to go!
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Astro Boy
by Takuo Takai and Donald Rockwell
Spectacular Music, Incorporated, Admnistered by EMI
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A classic series, a must-see for anime and classic cartoon fans
18 June 2009 | by SarahofBorgSee all my reviews

I'm a little disappointed with the comments here. The negative comments seem to propose that the only quality that's important in a series is that it's well-animated and high-budget. This is not a Disney cartoon. This is, however, groundbreaking for Japan as it was the very first televised anime. The animation is not quality, but the art style is simplistically beautiful. What's honestly great about Mighty Atom AKA Astro Boy is the writing. The style may be outdated, but the messages are timeless and interesting to both kids an adults. Most of the plots of the show come from the original manga written by Tezuka. Tezuka is the god of manga and anime, without him neither would exist as it does today. Astro Boy was one of his best works, and certainly his most popular, but he also wrote fiction for adults and explored every genre imaginable. He even wrote an award-winning manga about Hitler. Personally I would recommend reading both Astro Boy and Phoenix, his other greatest work. Note that I am not speaking from nostalgia, nor am I Japanese. I found the works of Tezuka as an adult and appreciate him for both his adult and children's works.


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