Possibly one of the most well-known characters in the history of anime, Astro Boy was originally the creation of Japans prime comic-creator, Osamu Tezuka. First seen in comic books, the character went on to appear on television in a black-and-white series throughout the 1960s and 70s, all before starring in this 2004 color series. Set in the year 2030, the show follows Astro Boy, a small young robot who is adopted and trained to save the universe after being deserted by his inventor. Dr. Elefun takes the robot in, teaching him how to use his powers for the good of humanity. With his giving personality, flying ability, and inhuman strength, who better to take on the bad forces of the world than this diminutive boy-machine?
Release Date: 02 October 2006
Certificate: U - Universal - Suitable for all
Running Time: 168 minutes