Astro Boy Set 1 Limited Edition DVD


Astro Boy, the very first anime ever produced in the U.S., returns!

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, he 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 evil!

This ultimate limited edition collection is perfect for both retro enthusiasts and adults who were delighted by the series’ touching stories and compelling characters during its original 1960s TV broadcast! This stunning new collector’s edition features episodes restored to pristine detail, and contains never-before-seen footage and exciting new extras.

Set 1 contains the first 52 episodes of the original 1963 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 more!

Produced by Osamu Tezuka (Kimba the White Lion, Hi no Tori, Metropolis) with English production by Fred Ladd (Gatchaman, Gigantor, Kimba the White Lion, Puss in Boots).

Spoken Languages: English

Subtitles: English


  • Format: DVD (LE Ultra Box Set)
  • Genre: Adventure / Retro TV
  • Age Rating: All
  • Spoken Languages: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Runtime: 1200
  • Audio: English (Mono)
  • Video Ratio: 4:3
  • Color: Black and White
  • Catalog Number: RSDVD2013
  • ISBN 10:1-57032-811-0
  • UPC: 7-42617-2013-2-5
  • Discs per Set: 10
  • Case Quantity: 5
  • Pre-book Date: 02/28/2006
  • Release Date: 03/28/2006

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