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.
- Goof (audio/visual unsynchronized): In several episodes, you can here a character speaking, however when we see said speaker their mouth is clearly not moving.
- 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.