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Astroboy 

Shin Tetsuwan Atom (original title)
Originally intended to be kept a secret, the Pinocchio-like character becomes a publicly renowned superhero -- complete with devices like laser-firing fingers, uncanny hearing, and ... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Richard Ganoung Richard Ganoung 22 episodes, 1980-2004
Bob Gonzalez Bob Gonzalez 22 episodes, 1980-2004
Debby Holmes Debby Holmes 22 episodes, 1980-2004
Hisashi Katsuda Hisashi Katsuda ...  Dr. Ochanomizu 22 episodes, 1980-2004
Del Lewis Del Lewis 22 episodes, 1980-2004
David G. Miller David G. Miller 22 episodes, 1980-2004
Paul M. Nelson Paul M. Nelson 22 episodes, 1980-2004
Gregory North 22 episodes, 1980-2004
Rebecca Ortese Rebecca Ortese 22 episodes, 1980-2004
Brian Parry Brian Parry 22 episodes, 1980-2004
Nicholas Podbrey Nicholas Podbrey 22 episodes, 1980-2004
Jay Rath Jay Rath 22 episodes, 1980-2004
Kahlei A. Slick Kahlei A. Slick 22 episodes, 1980-2004
Patricia Kugler Whitley Patricia Kugler Whitley 22 episodes, 1980-2004
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Storyline

Originally intended to be kept a secret, the Pinocchio-like character becomes a publicly renowned superhero -- complete with devices like laser-firing fingers, uncanny hearing, and jet-powered boots -- all eventually used to repulse an alien invasion of Earth.

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A hero for all ages! (DVD release)


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Official Sites:

Tezuka Osamu@ World

Country:

Japan

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

7 July 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Astroboy See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(52 episodes) | (52 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Alternate Versions

In the French dub, Episodes 1 and 2 were combined into one, and several scenes were deleted, which is why there are only 51 episodes in the French version. See more »

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Version of Astroboy (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Tetsuwan Atom
(opening song)
Music by Tatsuo Takai
Arrangements by Shigeaki Saegusa
Lyrics by Shuntarô Tanikawa
Performed by Atoms
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Coocky El-Ajeeb !
13 November 2009 | by elshikh4See all my reviews

This is one of my favorites.

During my childhood in the 1980s, 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. And 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 that 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.


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