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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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 »

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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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Hayao Miyazaki contributed character design, storyboards and screenplay. See more »

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Referenced in Waterworld (1995) See more »

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The best anime series of all time.
25 June 2011 | by xoraxoraSee all my reviews

I would say its the best "animated anything" of all time, but to avoid excessive hyperbole I reluctantly confine myself to "Japanese anime TV series". This is one of Hayao Miyazaki's earlier projects (by no means earliest), and yet it is his best. The colors are not as rich, the animation not as fluid as in his later works but its still his best. Its a 1970's anime made with 1970s techniques, yet you could not want it any other way. The character's drawing is simple by later standards, monotone faces, quite flat, but they are unforgettable and their visual "flatness" only emphasizes their depth of character. The scenery despite the limitations of technology is simply beautiful. All in all, what Miyazaki achieved with this series is the equivalent of replicating the Mona Lisa using nothing but crayons. I will say no more. Except that I pity that part of the world which never had the pleasure to watch it or even hear of it.


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