Astro Boy

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The 1963 black & white version of Astroboy was the first anime to cross the Pacific and penetrate American television. It was highly successful as it drew the highest ratings at that time. It was later taken off the air in 1966 as it completed its 104 episode run (193 episodes in Japan) and was losing its popularity due to its non-colour and "depressing" themes and story lines. In 1980 however, Astroboy was reborn in Japan and was brought back to North America in 1982 in a 51 episode colour series (52 episodes in Japan).

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Episode Description

1

Interview with Fred Ladd

2

Goodbye

Episode Description

1

The Birth of Astro Boy

Dr. Tenma, Director General of the Science Ministry, loses his son Tobio in an accident. He decides to create the robot Astro Boy, who looks just like Tobio, using the best of the Science Ministry's technology.

2

Colosso

It is the year 2000 and robots have been put in charge of making other robots when there are no longer enough people to do the work. Astro Boy dreams of having a real mother, just like human boys. The robot workers are making an experimental new robot named Colosso who goes berserk and escapes shortly after coming to life. The only hope is for Astro Boy to stop him before he cause too much trouble. (In the original Japanese version, Colosso was named "Frankenstein")

3

Expedition to Mars

Astroboy is selected to lead a search party to find the survivors of the first manned expedition to Mars. This meets strong objection from the spaceship's captain, who protests taking orders from a robot.

4

One Million Mammoth Snails

Professor Nutty Fruitcake grows giant fruits and vegetables. One day he breeds giant snails thinking they would be harmless, one million snails to be exact. The snails fill the mountain side and overflow into cities.

5

The Sphinx

Astroboy wakes up in the middle of the desert, nearly drained of power and unable to remember how he got there. He is helped by Ali Baba, but in return Astro must battle 'The Sphinx'. This is not a real sphinx, but a robot which guards a desert tomb.

6

Zero, the Invisible Robot

Zero Robot, a blend of Etheric Resin with Clear Plastic, can only be seen with polarized light. Fearless Fred Fenk uses Zero for robbery. Astro Boy once again battles another robot. Defeating Zero at a cost, Astro reassess his role in fighting villians.

7

Captain Atom

8

The Spirit Machine

In a land called Shangri-Lee a dictator rose to power. Known to his enemies as the Mad Hatter he trusted no one. To solve this need to do everything himself he captured Dr Elefun. Dr Elefun was to make duplicates of the Mad Hatter. Astro Boy rescues Dr Elefun and the Spirit Machine is destroyed.

9

The Deep Freeze

10

Strange Voyage

'Lucky' Louie the Lug has slipped by the police at a space port and boarded the first commercial flight to the Moon. Astroboy pursues him seeking to recover stolen diamonds, but the liftoff is underway before he can apprehend the criminal. When meteors collide with the ship, Astro escapes in a damaged space raft with Louie, a little girl named Marvel, Radio Announcer 'Stark' Raving, socialite Mona Toujour and crooked insurance magnate 'Rocco' Gibraltor. They land on a strange asteroid which is a frozen vacuum by night, but has breathable air by day.

11

Time Machine

12

Cross Island

After Dr I.M. Sinister and his 2 henchmen 'Red' and 'Mouse' escape from Sing Song Prison, they hide at the mining colony of Cross Island disguised as robots. The gang overpowers Dr Elefun, who is repairing the robot miners. As chance has it, one boy robot on the island was built by Dr Sinister. While holding Elefun at gunpoint, Sinister demands not only HIS robot but the use of parts from Astroboy, so he can build a super-robot capable of changing into an array of animals.

13

The Eyes of Christ

14

The Artifical Sun

Years ago Dr Elefun built a devic., An artifical sun to be used for a good purpose. Elia Belial stole this device and used it to melt anything that gave him money and power. Once again Astro Boy comes to the rescue and destroys The Artifical Sun.

15

Grass Boy

Astro Boy meets a boy, Lodar, from the planet Zykobee. Flying saucers from Zykobee have come to Earth to drain the lakes for water. With Dr. Elefun's help Astro Boy defeats the invaders. Lodar has a new home.

16

Silver Comet

Tommy Speed enters the World Champion Motor Car Race. The night before the race his car, the Silver Comet, destroyed by hoodlums. He rebuilds his race car and wins the race with Astro Boy's help. Astro Boy helped by stopping the traps that were laid out for Tommy.

17

Hullabaloo Land

A bedtime story about a swan princess named "Princess Lollipop" seems to come to life when a robot swan crashes near Astroboy's house. This swan princess, however, is an escaped robot from "Hullabaloo Land", an amusement park where fairy tales are brought to life by robot performers. Lollipop pleads with Astro, telling him that the robots of Hullabaloo Land are being mistreated by the park's general manager, Baron Hoodwink and his robot dragon "Firesnout".

18

Gangor the Monster

19

The Cosmic Giant

20

Toxor, the Mist Man

21

Satellite R-45

22

Sea Serpent Isle

23

The Deadly Flies

24

Kingdom of the Sea

25

The Deep-Underground Tank

26

Don Tay's Infernal Machine

27

Pearl People

28

The Wacky Machine

29

Memory Day

30

Secret Agent 3-Z

31

Mysterious Cosmic Rays

32

Hot Dog Corps

33

The Three Magicians

34

Beast From 20,000 Fathoms

35

Planet X

36

The Elixir of Life

37

The Strange Birthday Present

38

The Asteroid Menace

39

The Mysterious Cat

40

The Abominable Snowman

41

Deadline to Danger

42

The Yellow Horse

43

Ditto

44

Cleopatra's Heart

45

Return of Cleopatra

46

The Phantom Space Ship

47

The Gigantic Space Crab

48

The Great Space Horse

49

3D Tee Vee

50

Westward, Ha!

51

Jimbo the Great

52

Snow Lion

53

Goodbye 1963

54

Duel on the Alps

55

Rejuvenating Gas

56

The Moon Monsters

57

Astro Boy Goes to School

58

The Island of Mystery

59

The Super Duper Robot

60

Dogma Palace

61

Space Parasites

62

The Haunted Ship

63

The Man-Made Iceberg

64

Vampire Vale

65

The Terrible Tidal Wave

66

Vikings

67

The Devil Doll

68

Dinosaur Dilemma

69

The Clock Tower Mystery

70

The Flower Monster

71

Attack From Space

72

Shipwreck in Space

73

Big Titan

74

Mission to the Middle of the World

75

Inca Gold Fever

76

The Monster Machine

77

The Hooligan Whodunit

78

Funnel to the Future

79

Super Brain

80

Mighty Minute

81

Dream Machine

82

The Robot Olympics

83

Dunder, Bird of Doom

84

Dolphins in Distress

85

The Mad Beltway

86

The Terrible Time Gun

87

Space Princess

88

Mighty Microbe Army

89

Horrible King Horrid

90

Mystery of the Amless Dam

91

Galeom From Galaxy G

92

The Three Robotiers

93

Brother Jetto

94

Angel of the Alps

95

Magic Punch Card

96

The Great Rocket Robbery

97

Contest in Space

98

Gift of Zeo

99

A Deep Deep Secret

100

The Wonderful Christmas Present

101

Uncharted World

102

Jungle Mystery

103

The Terrible Spaceman

104

The Devil's Balloon

105

General Astro

106

The Mighty Mite from Ursa Minor

107

Mystery of the Metal Men

108

Super Human Beings

109

Phoenix Bird

110

Menace from Mercury

111

Robot Polymer

112

Samson's Hair

113

Dangerous Mission

114

Metro Monster

115

The Big Runaway Safe

116

The Greatest Robot on Earth (1)

117

The Greatest Robot on Earth (2)

118

Robot Grabby

119

Planet 13

120

Time Hunter

121

Prisoners in Space

122

The Monster Mantler

123

Captain Dog

124

Double Trouble

125

Find the Bacteria

126

Roboids

127

The Experimental Robot

128

Treasures of the Inca Empire

129

Atom vs. Atom

130

The Storm on Mars

131

The Moon Champion

132

Prince Louis

133

Revenge After Ten Years

134

Operation Escape

135

The Robot-Dog Backy

136

Inspector Jaguar

137

Little Cooley

138

1 Long Day

139

Atom Stolen

140

The King and Atom

141

The Locomotive March

142

Minya's Star

143

Bird Street Story

144

Lost Friendship

145

Atom in the Deep Sea

146

Report from the Future

147

Mid-air Screen

148

Robio and Robiet

149

The Can Capriccio

150

Miss Magnet

151

Lonely Atom

152

The Robot Bombs

153

The Red Merry-Go-Round

154

Blue Bird Story

155

The Crazed Boundary

156

Robot Mayor

157

Gypsy's Star

158

Funny Companion

159

Devil and Angel

160

The Golden Flute

161

Dream-Selling Aliens

162

Operation Candy

163

Road to Another World

164

The Space Spider

165

A Great Fuss Over Babies

166

The Jewel-Eating Monster

167

Plenty of Balloons

168

The Island That Jumped Up

169

Gift from the Future

170

Two Princesses

171

Kutcher Forever

172

The Herald Brothers

173

Robotty

174

The Great Submarine Canal

175

Robot Wars (1)

176

Robot Wars (2)

177

The Gigantic Robot

178

Chi-tan's Nighttime Adventure

179

Blue Horseman (1)

180

Blue Horseman (2)

181

Ghost Manufacturing Machine

182

Demented Cobalt

183

Japanese People from Space

184

Time War

185

Star of Africa

186

Monsters Come out at Night

187

Baily's Legend

188

Tengu of Kurama

189

Confusion at the Shooting Studio

190

Miracle of Mesopotamia

191

Wandering Roppi

192

Medusa's Mansion

193

The Greatest Adventure on Earth

Episode Description

1

The Birth of Astro Boy

2

Astro Boy vs. Atlas

3

The Robot Circus

4

Saving our Classmate

5

Astro Boy vs. Atlas II: The Resurrection of Atlas

6

Robot Land

7

Frankenstein

8

Red Cat

9

Astro Boy vs. Atlas III: Crystal of the Desert

10

The Vehicle, White Planet

11

The Robot President

12

Damdam's Neck

13

Lightning Man

14

Tomboy Uran

15

Robio and Robiet

16

Adventure on Mars

17

SOS on the Space Shuttle

18

Astro Boy vs. Atlas IV: The Menacing Comet

19

The Devil's Balloon

20

Pook in Cruciform Island

21

The Fool Ivan

22

The Robot Who Lied

23

The Girl from Alsore

24

The Biggest Robot on Earth (part one)

25

The Biggest Robot on Earth (part two)

26

Astro Boy vs. Atlas V: The Violent Gang Gadem

27

Major Operations by Black Jack

28

The Great Adventure of Little Robot Sam

29

Astro Boy vs. Atlas VI: The King of the Ice

30

Uran and Uran

31

Dash in a Storm

32

Cleopatra's Mystery

33

Astro Boy vs. Atlas VII: The Runaway Subway

34

The Little Elephant Pura

35

The Secret of Bee Island

36

The Monster of Kuraken

37

Rumy in Pochom-pochom Island

38

Astro Boy vs. Atlas VIII: The Destruction of the Satellite & the Proton Gun

39

The Stolen Sun

40

Black Looks

41

The Devil Garon

42

Hurry, You Three Second-Rate Knights!

43

Astro Boy vs. Atlas IX: Atlas Forever

44

Space Leopard

45

Uran's God

46

Space Airport R45

47

Spaceship in Imminent Danger

48

Jinmen Iwa

49

Uran Loves Hit Men

50

The Devil's Place in Ordin

51

Rage of the Sphinx

52

Astro Boy's First Love