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[TBT] Astro Boy 1980

Basic Information

Japanese Title: Tetsuwan Atom (1980) / Shin Tetsuwan Atom
English Title: Astro Boy (1980)
French Title: Astro le Petit Robot
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Mecha, Shounen
Original Aired Date: Oct 1, 1980 to Dec 23, 1981
Episodes Count: 52

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Set in a future where machines have advanced to the point of autonomy and become a point of major contention in the political and social realms, Astro Boy (1980) chronicles the struggles of a crime-fighting young robot named Atom. Created in the image of his enigmatic inventor’s deceased son, Atom survives rough beginnings, getting saved and adopted by the benevolent Dr. Ochanomizu. In his pursuit of justice, Atom finds himself in the midst of numerous clashes with various factions, and is often faced with the harsh realities of the world.


Japanese Opening

English Opening

French Opening

Japanese Ending

English Ending

French Ending

When I noticed Atome: The Beginning was the prequel of Astro Boy/Astro Boy 1980, I realized that I forgot to make a Throwback Thursday post on the series.

I know the original series aired between January 1963 and December 1966 and counted 193 episodes, but I’m a child from the 80′, thus I decide to present you the 1980 version.

This is an other older series I should take the time to re watch, I do remembered I quite enjoyed it when I was young. The series is really simple even if Astro background story if not full of happiness. A scientific, who had lost his sons, invent a little robot that look like his late little boy but upon realizing the robot will never grow-up, he decide to discard him and sell is creation to a robot circus. Eventually Astro will meet the Professor Ochanomizu, he teach him the meaning of Justice and good deed. In pretty much each episode something happen in the city but Astro is always there to save the day. As I said, it’s simple and generic, but it was fun to watch.

3 thoughts on “[TBT] Astro Boy 1980 Leave a comment

  1. I tried watching Astro Boy as an adult and unlike Sailor Moon, I just couldn’t take it. Even the nostalgia lens didn’t save it. I remember how much fun it was as a kid and the English opening was one of my favourite theme songs to sing along to, but it just didn’t age very well.

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  2. I saw Astro Boy years ago when it was running on Adult Swim, it came on at like 4 in the morning, right after Eureka 7 (or was it before)… It’s cute, but definitely one of those anime that are hard to watch once you reach a certain age. But, that English opening… yeah, man it would always get stuck in my head!!


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