Madman Entertainment are proud and overjoyed to announce that the classic 1980’s version of “Astro Boy”, the iconic animated boy robot originally created by Japan’s Legendary ‘God of Comics’ Osamu Tezuka will be available on DVD to buy for the first time in November 2004.
Originally created as a comic book followed by a succesful black & white TV series that gained world-wide exposure in the ’60s & ’70s, Astro Boy remains one of Japanese Animation’s most widely recognised characters throughout the world today; ‘the mighty atom boy’ is without doubt one of the worlds most beloved and well-known creations.
In the year 2030, a brilliant robotics engineer named Dr. Boynton loses his son Toby in a tragic car accident.
Distraught over his death, the dedicated, but heart-broken scientist uses his technical experise to construct an android in the boy’s image.
But all was not as he’d hoped, for the scientist soon realised the robot, Astro Boy, could never grow into a human capable of filling the void in his heart. Abandoned to by Dr Boynton, Astro Boy was then rescued by Dr Elefun.
Under his guidance, Astroboy embarks on adventures, fighting anything that threatens mankind!
Finally, available for the very first time on DVD, this definitive collector’s edition will be released in a deluxe tin box presentation! A must have for all true fans!
Deluxe Edition Features
Exclusive 16 Page Booklet
Original Japanese Episode 1
Original Art Gallery
History of Astro Boy
Osamu Tezuka Biography
and much much more.
Madman’s DVD release of Astro Boy will contain complete 51 Episode Series over 10 DVDs, plus a bonus Extras DVD.
Over 1100 minutes of ‘Tetsuwan Atom’ ! These will also be available as individual volumes
He’ll defend us, the amazing Astro Boy!