Astro Boy (1980)

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It is the year 2030. A brilliant robotics engineer creates a robotic boy with robotic powers in the image of his own dead son. The show examines the robotic boy's adventures as he comes to terms with living among humans.

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Episode Description

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The Birth of Astro Boy (Japanese)

The first japanese episode. For unexplained reasons, the first two episodes of the Japanese series were edited into one for English language broadcast. Most material omitted related to the birth of Atlas, Astro's brother-nemesis. This made for a confusing situation for English-speaking viewers, as some of these events were alluded to in later episodes.

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The Birth of Astro Boy (Japanese)

The first japanese episode. For unexplained reasons, the first two episodes of the Japanese series were edited into one for English language broadcast. Most material omitted related to the birth of Atlas, Astro's brother-nemesis. This made for a confusing situation for English-speaking viewers, as some of these events were alluded to in later episodes.

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Astro Boy vs. Atlas (Japanese)

The second Japanese episode relating the birth of Atlas, Astro's brother-nemesis. The first two episodes of the Japanese series were edited into one for English language broadcast.

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Restoration Comparison

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Storyboard Sequence

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Deleted Scenes

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Astro Boy Gallery

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Astro Boy Posters

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Split Screen Comparison

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Actual Japanese Opening

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Original Astroboy magna covers

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Textless Closing (English Audio)

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Textless Closing (Japanese Audio)

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Textless Closing (Karaoke Audio)

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Japanese/English Episode Comparison (Deleted Scenes) #7 The Red Cat

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Japanese/English Episode Comparison (Deleted Scenes) #9 The White Planet

In the original episode, title screens are featured throughout the race. Play this clip to view the translations. (no sound)

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Japanese/English Episode Comparison (Deleted Scenes) #13 Uran The Tomboy

This deleted scene features Daddy Walrus getting quite angry at Astro for losing Uran.

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Japanese/English Episode Comparison (Deleted Scenes) #13 Uran The Tomboy #2

The Japanese closing credits for this episode features an alternative sequence recounting the arrival of Uran and also uses her theme for the closing song, "Uran's Theme".

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Japanese/English Episode Comparison (Deleted Scenes) #14 Robio & Robiette

When Robio takes a spear through his arm, the original scene was slightly longer than its english language counterpart.

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Japanese/English Episode Comparison (Deleted Scenes) #21 The Liar Robot

The locals don't appreciate being lied to! And they take too kindly to robots who 'cry wolf'.

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Japanese/English Episode Comparison (Deleted Scenes) #29 Uran's Twin

This cute song and dance duet, by Uran and her new identical twin, did not make the cut of the final English language version.

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Japanese/English Episode Comparison (Deleted Scenes) #29 Uran's Twin #2

Another alternative ending credits sequence was created for this episode featuring Uran in a variety of different outfits!

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Japanese/English Episode Comparison (Deleted Scenes) #31 The Return Of Queen Cleopatra

Many cuts were made throughout this episode. Most of them feature characters getting hit with powerful energy blasts!

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Japanese/English Episode Comparison (Deleted Scenes) #36 Lilly On Peligro Island

The original version of this episode features some extended shots of a headless Astro and one very embarrassed turtle!

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Japanese/English Episode Comparison (Deleted Scenes) #37 The Anti-Proton Gun

Astro gets to kick some extra butt with his new and improved limbs!

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Japanese/English Episode Comparison (Deleted Scenes) #39 Blackie Young

During the visit to the factory, Blackie Young and his cronies manage to fire off a few extras shots in the original version.

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Japanese/English Episode Comparison (Deleted Scenes) #44 Uran's Quest

Another song by Uran which didn't make the English version. This time it occurs during Uran's search for the robot god and features a parody segment on different cultural beliefs.

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Japanese/English Episode Comparison (Deleted Scenes) #51 Astro's First Love

The original introduction of this episde features the 'God of Comics' himself, informing us of a little known fact about our robot hero, which will answer all your questions about Astroboy and why he is always wearing those red boots!

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Theme Song

Episode Description

1

The Birth of Astro Boy

The "Birth of Astro Boy" is the start of electrifying entertainment for many future episodes. Before young Toby dies after a car accident he tells his father to build a robot just like him and to love him. Astro Boy is born and struggles to get used to his powers. He can fly and has strengths which get him in trouble with his father and those around him.

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Astro Boy vs. Atlas

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Robot Circus

After Astro Boy thinks he's disowned by his father he puts his trust into an owner of a circus who wants to exploit Astro Boy's robotic abilities.

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Save The Classmate

Astro Boy goes to school to try to fit in as a normal being, but he meets with the opposition of his classmates who want robots out of the school. Astro Boy shows his superior powers and kicks butt in this full-color episode.

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Atlas Lives Again

Astro Boy has a strange feeling before bad things happen. His robot parents are taken and he's out to rescue his parents. He takes on his nemesis Atlas who is bent on taking revenge on humanity.

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Robot Land

Astro Boy saves the day again in this action-​packed full-​color story. Astro flies to the protection of another robot, an escapee from the evil Robot Land. But the other denizens of Robot Land aren't going to let this happen without a fight.

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Frankenstein

A "Frankenstein" robot-monster is created at the Ministry of Science, and the monster unwittingly becomes a thief.

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The Red Cat

Thirteen Thirteenth Street is a spooky old haunted house that is the setting for Astro Boy's exciting adventure. Dr. Leopold and his cat are the only ones who live there. When five boys disappear there, Daddy Walrus and Astro go to find them. They're all right, but as soon as they are freed, all the animals start running wild. Are they rebelling for being kept in cages?

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The Crystal Of The Desert

Astro investigates a drought, only to run into his arch-nemesis, Atlas!

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The White Planet

Astro helps his friend Konrad in a rocket-car race, even as Skunk runs interference.

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A Robot President

Guravia has just elected a robot President, Rag, but he needs Astro's help to take the post.

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Goliath's Head

Astro and Skunk race to find the head of a Mars development robot, Damdam.

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The Light Ray Robot

A special Christmas eve contest looks to elect the best Robot of the year, with Skunk as the figurative Grinch.

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Uran The TomBoy

Dr. Elefun has a special surprise for Astro - a sister named Uran, who can't seem to stay out of trouble.

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Robio And Robiette

Robio of the Globes and Robiet of the Chariots fall in love, against the wishes of their families and its up to Astro to prevent a tragic finale.

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Astro Fights Aliens

Astro leads a mission to Mars but learns of a secret Alien plot to control Mars, and eventually Earth.

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Save The Carolina 3

Astro and his friend Gen try to prevent Skunk from hijacking a cargo ship, the Carolina 3.

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The Rainbow Comet

A field trip by Daddy Walrus goes bad when Atlas kidnaps the whole class to make Astro work with him.

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The Death Balloon

Astro suddenly becomes a public enemy when balloons that look like him, and carrying bombs, appear over the city.

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The Transformation Robot

Astro meets Pook, a shape-shifter who has unwittingly helped a gang of thieves.

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The Wreck Of The Titan

The maiden voyage of the Titan meets with disaster, in the form of a hail of meteorites.

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The Liar Robot

The story of True, the robot who cried 'earthquake.'

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The Girl From Alsoar

A ski trip is cut short by an invading alien force.

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The Greatest Robot In The World - Part 1

Pruto is out to prove that he is more powerful than Astro.

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The Greatest Robot In The World - Part 2

Pruto continues on his rampage and only Astro can stop him.

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The Robot Vikings

The Vikings terrorize the city and Astro must go undercover to find them.

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The Time Machine

Astro travels through time to save a 15th century Prince.

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The Robot Stuntman

Uran yearns to meet the movie-star Tom Stanton and finds that the real star is his stunt double, Sam.

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The Great Meltdown

Astro helps Livian as she brings news of the melting polar icebergs.

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Uran's Twin

Uran gets a twin as she is unable to live up to the expectations of her parents.

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Speeding Through The Storm

An old D51 steam engine must weather the storm to save Astro and his classmates.

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The Return Of Queen Cleopatra

Astro travels back in time and Julius Caesar entrusts him with Cleopatra's royal staff.

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The Runaway Subway Train

An out of control subway train is Astro's newest ploy to draw Astro out.

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The Baby Elephant Pook

A real elephant and cub wander into a robot safari and its up to Astro to save them from Zohra.

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The Secret Of The Bee City

Astro and Uran visit Bee Island and uncover a new mystery.

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The Monster Of Clarken

Astro and friends try to save the Golden Coral Forest and run into a hunter and a monster.

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Lily On Peligro Island

Astro goes in search of the writer of many messages in bottles.

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The Anti-Proton Gun

The most powerful weapon on Earth becomes the target of some of Astro's foes.

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The Man-Made Solar Sphere

One of Dr. Elefun's old inventions is in the wrong hands and Astro and Shalock Holmespan must find it.

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Blackie Young

Dr. Elefun reassembles a dismembered robot which leads to a new quest.

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The Genie From Outer Space

A powerful new invader from space threatens the Earth and its up to Astro and Dr. Elefun to save the day.

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The Robots Nobody Wanted

Three obsolete robots fight for a new purpose, with the help of Astro.

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Atlas Forever

Atlas attacks space stations near Saturn and Jupiter, prompting an all-out attack by Earth's forces.

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The Snow Leopard

Snow in the summer is a portent of a new alien threat.

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Uran's Quest

Uran goes on the ultimate quest - for God!

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Outer Space Port R45

Astro goes in search of space pirates.

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The Hijacked AirShip

Astro is powerless for a day, just as a hijacker takes over a luxury airship.

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The Human-Faced Rock

Daddy Walrus takes the class to see a mysterious face in a rock, and the legend behind it.

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Uran Falls In Love

Uran and Astro both want to get rid of an unwanted robot.

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The World Of Odin

Astro travels to the land of the Vikings with Dr. Elefun.

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The Secret Of The Mayas

Astro explores a Mayan pyramid and finds a new mystery.

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Astro's First Love

Astro falls for Nikki (Nuka), his partner as they search for some stolen plans.

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Astroboy vs Atlas

The lost episode (between episodes 1 & 2) For unexplained reasons, the first two episodes of the Japanese series were edited into one for English language broadcast. Most material omitted related to the birth of Atlas, Astro's brother-nemesis. This made for a confusing situation for English-speaking viewers, as some of these events were alluded to in later episodes.