|The very first anime ever produced, Osamu Tezuka's (KIMBA,
THE WHITE LION / HI NO TORI / METROPOLIS) original 1963 - 1964
ASTRO BOY delighted children around the world with its
touching stories and compelling characters. In the U.S., many
will remember this popular children's series which aired on TV
during the 1960s.
Now, this groundbreaking series returns for the first
time ever in a stunning new collector's edition that includes
the first 52 episodes of the original black and white series
as seen in the US, restored to pristine detail, and featuring
never-before-seen footage and brand new exciting extras.
The original boy-robot with 100,000 horsepower strength
and courage! In the year 2000, Dr. Boyton creates a
super-robot in his deceased son's image. He calls the robot
Astro Boy. Astro Boy can swim oceans, leap over mountains,
even fly into space on his own power. However, Astro Boy can't
replace his son; Dr. Boyton becomes dissatisfied with the boy
robot and disowns him. Astro Boy is befriended by Dr.
Packadermus J. Elefun of the Institute of Science, who guides
him through his adventures. Endowed with super strength,
rocket-powered flight, a selfless heart and a kind demeanor,
Astro Boy fights a never-ending crusade against the forces of
This ultimate Astro Boy collection is perfect for both
retro enthusiasts and adults who were delighted by the series'
touching stories and compelling characters during its 1960s TV
broadcast! Contains DVD Set 1 (episodes 1-52), PLUS a special
collector's booklet, and an entire DVD full of extra bonus
material, including part 1 of an interview with series
producer Fred Ladd!
DVD Features: The first 52 episodes of the original 1963
Astro Boy series, fully restored; Part 1 of an interview with
series producer Fred Ladd; Original Japanese Episode 1 (with
English subtitles); Original Character Art Gallery;
Merchandise Gallery; A Collector's Booklet featuring "The
History of Astro Boy"; an Osamu Tezuka biography, and much
Spoken Languages: English.