Sunday, October 25, 2009

Astro Boy (1963)

Astro Boy was my first experience with Japanese animation. I loved this show as a kid. The show had a very unusual look and sound to it. There was no syncing the American voices to the animation. It didn't hurt the show in the least. As a kid,I anticipated each episode.

There's a great article on the history of Astro Boy at

Astro Boy was the first television show to have aired outside of Japan. The show possesses the same familiar aesthetics of what is now recognized as anime. I loved the old television show and wondered what ever happened to the little super robot boy. I think I'll take my girls to see the new movie. I don't know if it will be any good or not . I hope it will.

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