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Future Boy Conan 

Mirai shônen Konan (original title)
After the world is nearly destroyed by a war, a young boy and his friends must fight to save the world from those who seek to conquer what is left of civilization.
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Series cast summary:
Noriko Ohara ...  Conan 26 episodes, 1978
Masatô Ibu Masatô Ibu ...  Opening Narration 26 episodes, 1978
Mieko Nobusawa Mieko Nobusawa ...  Lana 25 episodes, 1978
Kazuyo Aoki Kazuyo Aoki ...  Jimsy 23 episodes, 1978
Ichirô Nagai ...  Captain Dyce 23 episodes, 1978
Rihoko Yoshida Rihoko Yoshida ...  Monsley 19 episodes, 1978
Takuzô Kamiyama Takuzô Kamiyama ...  Dongoroth / ... 16 episodes, 1978
Tetsuo Mizutori Tetsuo Mizutori ...  Kuzo / ... 15 episodes, 1978
Masato Yamanouchi Masato Yamanouchi ...  Dr. Bliack Lao - Lana's Grand Father / ... 13 episodes, 1978
Iemasa Kayumi Iemasa Kayumi ...  Lepka 12 episodes, 1978
Hiroshi Masuoka Hiroshi Masuoka ...  Gutch 12 episodes, 1978
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Storyline

The story takes place in the 21st century, 20 years after World War 3. The world as we know it has been destroyed, and 12 year old Conan lives on an island with his grandfather, believing they are the only two survivors of the war. But one day Conan discovers an unconscious girl on the beach. She is 11 year old Lana, and she's fleeing from the evil rulers of Industria, who want to kidnap her and use her as a bait to convince her grandfather (who has fled from Industria himself) to give up the lost secret of solar energy, which would allow Industria to rule over the world. After Lana is kidnapped from the island, Conan decides to rescue her and sets sail to Industria. Written by Micio Nero

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

4 April 1978 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Future Boy Conan See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Nippon Animation Co. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(26 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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First animated series to air on Japanese Public TV, NHK. See more »

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Referenced in Waterworld (1995) See more »

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Great animation series
10 February 2005 | by CanhenhaSee all my reviews

Conan is a cult case in Portugal, at least for people who are now around their thirties. Having been broadcast in 1984, it garnered a lot of following and deservedly so (it has been put on sale on DVD the past year - 2004). The story, has most of the themes that populates Miyazaki's work: man as the entity that destroys nature, the conflict between nature and technology, elements that would be developed in features like "Castle in the Sky" or "Princess Mononoke". I've been a fan of Mr. Miyazaki's work for some time now, and that started with Conan (and I personally remember having the cards that were placed on sale at the time it was first shown) - this show was magical, funny and the main character represented a freedom that every kid longs or aims for. The animation nowadays is dominated by computers, but somehow this work is a true classic: you still look at it with awe and amazement, for all the uniqueness that made it so special when it first was shown is still all there. A must see!


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