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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Astro Boy (1963): Season 1, Episode #40 - The Abominable Snowman
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Astro Boy (1963): Season 1, Episode #41 - Deadline to Danger
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Series Fun Facts
- In 2007, Astro Boy was declared a real resident in Japan and also named as Japan's envoy for overseas safety.
- The first Japanese animated TV series to be shown and marketed internationally.
- Only 104 of the 193 episodes in "Tetsuwan atomu" (1963) were re-dubbed for the English version.