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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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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Miyazaki's Best TV series
4 December 2005 | by emasterslakeSee all my reviews

This was Miyazaki's first TV series he directed. It aired in Japan back in 1978 a year before his first film "Castle of Cagliostro".

It's about an alternate future when WW3 ended in 2008. After that most of the earth's continents are underwater. And forming small separate islands.

On one Island there's a young Boy who's no ordinary kid. Has super strengh and can hold his breathe for a long time. Lives alone with his Granfather on a lonely island where several people use to live on.

One day how ever when a girl appears on the shore of the island that's when Conan goes on his adventure to see the rest of the existing world he didn't know existed.

"Future Boy Conan" is a unique anime series. It showed how great Hayao Miyazaki was way before he got into movie making. A total of 26 episodes each one continues from the other. It's like watching a really long movie.

Has everything you'd expect from a Miyazaki made Anime. A Boy and Girl with mysterious powers or past, Anything that can fly, pigs, women with good role play, and hope for a brighter future.

This was known to be Miyazaki's earlier version of "Castle in the Sky" the 2 Main Characters look a lot like Pazu and Sheeta, and the main villain looks almost like Musca too. This anime had a lot of reused ideas he used for his later anime films too.

Sadly this anime has never been debuted into English before. Even if it did 20 years ago TV Cencorship of America would edit out the violence and certain drug use.

When will it be available in English, only time will tell. It's highly recommended to those who admire Miyazaki and anime. Conan deserves to be on the top 10 classic Animes of all time.

Those who want to see it, try Fansubs or internet search to see the series. It's worth watching.

I give it a 9/10 for a cool anime.


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