Astro Boy is set in a futuristic world where androids co-exist with humans. Its focus is on the adventures of Astro, a powerful robot created by the head of the Ministry of Science, Doctor Tenma, to replace his son Tobio, who died in a car accident. Dr. Tenma treated him as lovingly as if he were the real Tobio, but soon realized that the little android could not fill the void of his lost son.
Last Episode02x52 Astro Boy's First Love Aired: Dec. 23, 1981
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Series Fun Facts
- The first Japanese animated TV series to be shown and marketed internationally.
- This is the only episode of the original series to be shot in color. It is a backdoor pilot for a series, #7, that was never made.
- Walt Disney was so impressed by the show that he made a character that greatly resembles Astroboy.