Detailed item info and Movie description: The ultimate collection for the ASTRO BOY fan, this box set compiles 51 episodes in English, as well as two episodes in Japanese with subtitles ("The Birth of Astroboy," and "Astroboy vs. Atlas"). Possibly one of the most well-known characters in the history of anime, Astro Boy was originally the creation of Japan's 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? Portions of this page Copyright 1981 - 2010 Muze Inc. All rights reserved.