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
- Only 104 of the 193 episodes in "Tetsuwan atomu" (1963) were re-dubbed for the English version.
- The Japanese version originally didn't have a theme song, it wasn't until the success of the American theme song that they came up with one for the Japanese version.
- In 2007, Astro Boy was declared a real resident in Japan and also named as Japan's envoy for overseas safety.