Dr. Tenma, Director General of the Science Ministry, loses his son Tobio in an accident. He decides to create the robot Astro Boy, who looks just like Tobio, using the best of the Science Ministry's technology.
It is the year 2000 and robots have been put in charge of making other robots when there are no longer enough people to do the work. Astro Boy dreams of having a real mother, just like human boys. The robot workers are making an experimental new robot named Colosso who goes berserk and escapes shortly after coming to life. The only hope is for Astro Boy to stop him before he cause too much trouble. (In the original Japanese version, Colosso was named "Frankenstein")
Astroboy is selected to lead a search party to find the survivors of the first manned expedition to Mars. This meets strong objection from the spaceship's captain, who protests taking orders from a robot.
Professor Nutty Fruitcake grows giant fruits and vegetables. One day he breeds giant snails thinking they would be harmless, one million snails to be exact. The snails fill the mountain side and overflow into cities.
Astroboy wakes up in the middle of the desert, nearly drained of power and unable to remember how he got there. He is helped by Ali Baba, but in return Astro must battle 'The Sphinx'. This is not a real sphinx, but a robot which guards a desert tomb.
Zero Robot, a blend of Etheric Resin with Clear Plastic, can only be seen with polarized light. Fearless Fred Fenk uses Zero for robbery. Astro Boy once again battles another robot. Defeating Zero at a cost, Astro reassess his role in fighting villians.
Alien resembling aliens including the doctor of Ochanomizu and Higeyajiji emigrated from the stars that looked like the earth in emergency. However, the food crisis and humankind will begin attacking the aliens with cell shrink solution.
In a land called Shangri-Lee a dictator rose to power. Known to his enemies as the Mad Hatter he trusted no one. To solve this need to do everything himself he captured Dr Elefun. Dr Elefun was to make duplicates of the Mad Hatter. Astro Boy rescues Dr Elefun and the Spirit Machine is destroyed.
Crime knows no boundaries - not even the North Pole! Sharkey Dirk and his gang of cut-throats had become the Scourge of the Arctic! An avowed robot-hater, Sharkey foraged far and wide destroying every machine in his path. His hideout was a secret den situated right at the Pole (who would think to look for him there?)
'Lucky' Louie the Lug has slipped by the police at a space port and boarded the first commercial flight to the Moon. Astroboy pursues him seeking to recover stolen diamonds, but the liftoff is underway before he can apprehend the criminal. When meteors collide with the ship, Astro escapes in a damaged space raft with Louie, a little girl named Marvel, Radio Announcer 'Stark' Raving, socialite Mona Toujour and crooked insurance magnate 'Rocco' Gibraltor. They land on a strange asteroid which is a frozen vacuum by night, but has breathable air by day.
One day, excitable Mr. Pompous was relaxing at home when suddenly a mysterious ship crashed through his front door. Clearly the ship was something from the future.
After Dr I.M. Sinister and his 2 henchmen 'Red' and 'Mouse' escape from Sing Song Prison, they hide at the mining colony of Cross Island disguised as robots. The gang overpowers Dr Elefun, who is repairing the robot miners. As chance has it, one boy robot on the island was built by Dr Sinister. While holding Elefun at gunpoint, Sinister demands not only HIS robot but the use of parts from Astroboy, so he can build a super-robot capable of changing into an array of animals.
That priest was dying carving a single mark on the eyes of Christ decorated in the church. Apparently it seems to be a clue to teach the identity of the pirate who broke into the church. The same pirate begins to aim for beard hair that knew their secret.
Years ago Dr Elefun built a devic., An artifical sun to be used for a good purpose. Elia Belial stole this device and used it to melt anything that gave him money and power. Once again Astro Boy comes to the rescue and destroys The Artifical Sun.
Astro Boy meets a boy, Lodar, from the planet Zykobee. Flying saucers from Zykobee have come to Earth to drain the lakes for water. With Dr. Elefun's help Astro Boy defeats the invaders. Lodar has a new home.
Tommy Speed enters the World Champion Motor Car Race. The night before the race his car, the Silver Comet, destroyed by hoodlums. He rebuilds his race car and wins the race with Astro Boy's help. Astro Boy helped by stopping the traps that were laid out for Tommy.
A bedtime story about a swan princess named "Princess Lollipop" seems to come to life when a robot swan crashes near Astroboy's house. This swan princess, however, is an escaped robot from "Hullabaloo Land", an amusement park where fairy tales are brought to life by robot performers. Lollipop pleads with Astro, telling him that the robots of Hullabaloo Land are being mistreated by the park's general manager, Baron Hoodwink and his robot dragon "Firesnout".
In the year 2000, there were robots aplenty. Since human beings no longer worked, there was a wide assortment of robots, big and little, fat and thin, tall and short, to perform every conceivable menial task. But nowhere was there a robot like Gangor, the Monster.
The plan might have worked, had not a giant robot-lying in disassembled form-been discovered by Doctor Elefun and Astro Boy. Instructions for assembly were found upon the monster robot, instructions written in a code like none on Earth.
When early American astronauts reported seeing "fireflies" in space, they posed a riddle that intrigued men of science for decades. In the year 2000, the intrepid Doctor Bolt - astronomer, adventurer, astronaut ~ decided to investigate on his own.
Space stations are nothing new in the year 2000. A number of them dot the Milky Way between here and Andromeda, like floating islands in the sky. One of the largest is Satellite R45, a way station for trans-galaxy flights.
Sitting alone at the beach one day, watching wave after wave break on the lonely sand, Astro Boy spotted a mysterious bottle being washed ashore. The bottle proved to contain a note calling for help and rescue from a dreaded but unknown, uncharted island called Sea Serpent Isle.
A mysterious epidemic grips the city! Everywhere, men and women drop suddenly into a nameless coma. What causes the affliction? Scientists are baffled by the disease! Even gifted Doctor Elefun of the famed Institute of Science is at a loss until Astro Boy-quite by accident-discovers a strange species of horse-fly near the names of various victims.
There was laughter when a strange-looking, almost sinister robot swathed in a trenchcoat confronted Astro Boy and Doctor Elefun, demanding that they accompany him to an unknown kingdom at the bottom of the sea. Intrigued by the prospect of it, Doctor Elefun persuades Astro Boy into joining him and the robot.
Together with Dr. Jordan who ran away from under the president who plots world conquest, Atom who got into the underground tank fights the president. But the underground tank loses control and starts pushing towards the volcano.
It was perhaps natural that Don Tay should hate civilization. After all, were not his ancestors simple, hard~working peons, captured and exploited by the cruel conquistadors? Don Tay had sworn his revenge...and how was ready to make civilization pay for its greed with the help of Ferno, a robot capable of generating unbearable heat.
Time after time, mysterious forces destroy the huge underwater dam being built by the Institute of Science. Why should anyone wish to destroy it? How do these forces create the irresistible whirlpool that no dam in the world could withstand?
Professor I. Q. Plenty startled a group of greedy plant owners by announcing that he had perfected the very thing they were seeking: a Robot Wacky Inducer - a machine that could actually make troublesome robots wacky and, therefore, harmless. All Professor Plenty asked for his machine was an annual rental fee or 50 million dollars!
Once every year in the 215t century, the citizens of Earth celebrate Memory Day. On that day, they honor the memories of family members who have traveled so far into the universe that they are gone for years at a time!
President Pudge of Udopia feared for his life, and understandably so. The Presidents of several other countries had all been attacked by Secret Agent 3-2. This mysterious attacker sprayed his victim with a little - known Primitive Gas - an amazing vapor that made its victims revert to babies or monkeys or other primitive forms.
Astro Boy and Dr. Elefun get involved with a mysterious Dr. Gray Dorian. A man at least eighty years old, he has the appearance of a man only half that age. How come?
Dogs transplanted their brains to the robot are remodeled by Dr. Ponkotsu and challenge humanity as a hot dog corps.
Impresario J. C. Tenpecent had invented an uncanny magician robot billed as MISTER ABRA KADABRA. Not content with presenting KADABRA as a theatrical wonder, Tenpecent conceived an incredible plot to have the magic robot steal masterpieces of art from the Museum-right under the noses of the police!
From time to time, the civilized world is shocked to hear of the sightings of various and assorted monsters: The Loch Ness Monster of Scotland, the Mediterranean colocynth - a prehistoric fish actually caught in the late 1950's, etc. These monsters invariably appear in remote parts of the. world. Imagine the furor that arose then, when word spread that a monster had actually been sighted in nearby Lake Foggy Bottom!
Four persons - a tall, skinny newspaper reporter; a short, fat doctor; a gal jazz singer; and a mischievous little boy ~ are summoned by note to meet at eight o’clock in the park one night. Each arrives to the surprise of the other. But each is even more surprised to learn from Astro Boy that he is the author of the mysterious notes.
A thin, wiry man named Professor Nafsu had finally done what seemed impossible: invent an Elixir of Life! One good quaff of the Elixir could make a man immortal.
On his most recent birthday, Astro Boy received an amazing gift-something he had always wanted... a little sister! She was a gift of Doctor Packaderm us J. Elefun, head of the Institute of Science, and she was the image - the very image - of Astro Boy, but with pigtails.
Somehow, unaccountably, the Asteroid Medusa had broken orbit and was now plummeting irresistibly toward Earth! A collision, if one occurred, would mean the end of this planet. Drastic action was called for and a drastic plan executed: a spaceship blasted off from Earth to intercept the Asteroid Medusa. Its mission: to detonate an anti-proton bomb upon the run-away body and blast it into oblivion.
One housing development after another was destroying the beautiful woodlands around the City, spoiling the beauty of natural surroundings and leaving animals homeless. One day, the animals animals of every description, led by a mysterious cat - actually rebelled and launched an attack upon Mankind.
Doctor Elefun, Professor von FIugIe, and others in the scientific expedition, had trekked to the remote Himalayas in an all-out assault upon the region to learn once and for all whether or not there was such a creature as the Abominable Snowman. There was indeed such a creature, they learned, for it seized Doctor Elefun and disappeared with him!
That mysterious plane that crashed in the Bering Strait was more than a routine air disaster; it was a global calamity. For, unknown even to security officers, aboard that plane was the dreaded X-Bomb, a stupendous explosive device used to probe stars in deep space.
Disguising himself, as a human boy, Astro Boy goes undercover to investigate a drug trade. Some criminals have developed a drug called Yellow Horse, when injected it causes people to dance and make people want more.
Astro Boy's family is surprised by a robot caller who has only the lower part of a body. His name is Knobby Knobody and he is quite insistent that Astro Boy comes with him to the Land of Goshen where his help is urgently needed. Astro Boy agrees to try and help and they leave, incognito. The president of the Land of Goshen is a very brilliant robot named Ditto, who won by a landslide because there the robots have the right to vote. His arch enemy is Prince Upley, a hooded, diabolical-albeit soft-spoken-genius. As the story develops, we discover that Prince Upley is really the inventor of Ditto and feels himself betrayed by the robot’s independent success and fame. Using Mr. Pompous as a hostage, the wicked Prince lures Astro Boy into many traps that finally succeed in putting the mighty little robot out of commission. All efforts to revive him are fruitless, until Mr. Pompous places a long-distance video-phone call to Dr. Elefun. Astro Boy is revived just in time to foil Prince Upley’s master stroke and saves the day. The Prince is forced to see the error of his ways and we leave on the note of a new and better life for men and robots in the Land of Goshen.
Astro Boy and Mr. Pompous settle down for a long ride in their train compartment, when suddenly the door bursts open and a strange, dark man, dressed in ancient Egyptian garb, enters. He whispers that he is being followed; then produces an enormous heart-shaped jewel he calls "Cleopatra’s Heart". He bids Mr. Pompous take the jewel and keep it safe, for it is priceless. It once belonged to Cleopatra herself and was proof that the bearer was indeed Queen of the Nile! Suddenly, the stranger disappears! Afterwards, our heroes find that they are being pursued by a gang of dark strangers, also dressed in ancient Egyptian garb! Expert sleuthing by Astro Boy in Egypt reveals that the intent strangers are members of a secret society called the Crimson Brotherhood, whose Grand Master, Rasburton, has created a robot in the image of Cleopatra. Before the multitudes will accept her as Queen of the Nile, though, they demand to see proof of her royal heritage: the famous ruby "Cleopatra’s Heart". Now Astro Boy realises why the Crimson Brotherhood will stop at nothing to recover that jewel. With Mr. Pompous‘ life in danger, Astro Boy swings into action. His target is the power-mad scientist Rasburton. But, Rasburton proves to be a man who is prepared for just such interference. Astro Boy faces one deadly surprise after another...and a large, sphinx-like bird threatens his undoing!
That fiend of the Nile, the evil genius Rasburton, had once before confronted Astro Boy, then fled when the brave, little robot thwarted his scheme to re-create an Egyptian dynasty. Now he returns with a regal queen whom he calls the new Cleopatra. She is the ancient beauty reborn, he insists; and with the aid of strong-arm tactics, he installs her as Queen Of the Nile. Astro Boy, sensing trouble, arrives to investigate, but he is surprised and ambushed by a colossal robot that stuns him and leaves him to perish in the desert. All seems lost until a handsome young sheik discovers the disabled Astro Boy and revives him. Cleopatra is a fake, reveals the sheik-a sham, a mere robot built by Rasburton to resemble the Cleopatra of old. Actually, Rasburton is now ruler of the Nile - a cruel pharaoh who seeks to make all the people his slaves. Astro Boy needs hear no more. He swings into action at once, engaging in a mighty battle with a robot that towers higher than the ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria! Rasburton is defeated but-oddly enough-defeated only indirectly by Astro Boy. For the evil genius’ own robot turns against him and makes it impossible for Rasburton ever to return!
Dr. Elefun's Institute of Science has achieved the impossible: it has actually built an all-robot spaceship: an unmanned "phantom ship" composed entirely of robot parts, each with its own electronic brain unit. Upon a command from Astro Boy, the greatest robot ever built, the individual parts of the ship assemble themselves into a space craft capable of undertaking journeys to the corners of the universe journeys lasting several hundred light years! Who wouldn't want such a ship for his country! Captain Olga, ruler of a tiny Pacific Island, tries to force Astro Boy into building her a phantom ship. Her purpose, though, is not to use the ship as an instrument of scientific study, but as a weapon for power. When Astro Boy eludes her agents, Captain Olga has her chief scientist, one Professor Schlepkin, build an imitation Astro Boy. This ersatz Astro Boy is similar enough to the original to be downright dangerous - so dangerous, in fact, that the two Astro Boys find it necessary to battle each other. Astro Boy vs. his double! Sure, the real Astro Boy wins, but not before the fake and his creators pull some unexpected and formidable surprises!
From the planet Gip Gip in outer space, comes a spaceship. The Gip Gip men ask the men of Earth for an animal specimen to take back to their 200. Mr. Trickum, who runs a circus, gives the Gip Gip men a small pig in exchange for a giant space crab. The crab escapes and roams the world destroying everything in its path. Astro Boy and his new found friend, a dinosaur left by the Gip Gip men, are sent to save the world from the crab. Finally, off the coast of Hawaii, Astro Boy and the Giant Crab meet in a tremendous battle. Only because he is the strongest robot in the universe is Astro Boy able to defeat the crab and once again save the Earth from destruction.
From the distant planet of Popilloli comes the little boy Yatata to go to school. He is followed by his close friend, the great space horse, Davalon. Astro Boy and Yatata become pals but when the world learns of the unusual horse at Astro Boy’s house a vast throng surrounds them. Meanwhile, Trickum, a circus owner, realises that he could make a fortune if he had Davalon in his show and so he hires Ugapug, a gangster, to kidnap the horse. Astro Boy fights off the gang, but Yatata and Davalon realise that as long as they remain on Earth they’ll be hounded by curious people. They decide to return to Popilloli. But the gangsters follow them to the planet and try to round up the whole herd of great space horses. Astro Boy arrives in time to join the terrific fight in defense of the horses. Finally, the gangsters are defeated and sent back to Earth. Astro Boy watched as Yatata and the great space horse decide to move on to a much more distant planet where they hope to continue living in peace.
For the first time in the universe, three dimensional television is about to be introduced; but there is great interference as the; first show starts. A monstrous fog emerges from the TV monitor and then disappears Soon afterwards, the evil Dr. SnOrkel pays the notorious Wily gang to steal one of the TV transmitters. The doctor explains that years ago his yoUng partner, Rockar, invented a machine which would transmit objects and living things from one place to another. The doctor was so jealous that, while Rockar demonstrated by entering the monitor himself, he threw the switch leaving poor Rockar suspended in the middle of the transmission. From then on, Rockar was doomed to exist in an electronic fog. As soon as he gets his hands on the 3D transmitter, which actually works the same as Rocka r’s inventions, the notorious Wily orders the fog to get rid of Dr. Snorkel. But the doctor calls on Astro Boy for help. Finally, Astro Boy overcomes Vlfily, and with Dr. Snorkel’s help the machine brings Rockar back to human form where he and the doctor resume their once happy partnership.
A nervous and worried father asks Astro Boy, Dr. Elefun, and Mr. Pompous to come at once to his western ranch. There he confides to them that his son, Heck, has disappeared. The young man, always in love with the romantic Old West, built a time machine, vanished into the past, and never returned. Astro Boy and his friends agree to help the anxious father. Using the same time machine, they go back to the Old West. They find Heck, only to discover that he is apparently mixed up with a gang of no-good, shiftless varmints; bank robbers and such. To make matters worse, the local townspeople suspect Astro Boy and his dude friends of having committed the bank robbery that took place the day of their arrival. The three strangers are strung up under a tree and face a lynching. Things look bad. Suddenly, Astro Boy hits upon a plan: he convinces the townsfolk to give him 24 hours to bring the real crooks in. So begins a whirlwind roundup. The real crooks are brought to justice, but not before Mr. Pompous is forced into an old-fashioned gunfight and Astro Boy has to do some fancy shooting!
On a journey to darkest Africa, Astro Boy meets a baby elephant whose mother hasjust been killed by hunters. The little elephant, Jimbo, and Astro Boy become close friends. While Astro Boy goes forth to search for Jimbo’s herd, seeking to re-unite the tiny pachyderm with its companions, the greedy hunters that killed the mother now capture Jimbo! Astro Boy returns facing a dilemma: reveal the whereabouts of the herd to the greedy ivory hunters, or risk the safety of Jimbo. With Jimbo's life in danger, Astro Boy is forced to betray the safety of the herd, but nature takes care of its own. A rogue bull elephant attacking the herd actually plays right into Astro Boy's hands. The distraction provided by the attack allows Jimbo to escape, allows the herd to flee, allows Astro Boy to capture the unlawful hunters, and leads directly to the baby elephant’s acquiring a new and loving mother. Thus, a calamity becomes a blessing in disguise and Astro Boy happily ends one of his most touching adventures.
A mysterious snow blankets the Earth. Wherever it falls, communications are disrupted; machinery fails; electricity dies. Careful examination of the snow by the Institute of Science reveals that the snow" is really composed of billions upon billions of microscopic animals that feed upon energy, clearly unlike any animals on Earth as we know it. How to fight them? Guns turn to rust! Aircraft, their batteries dead, lie grounded! Even Astro Boy, seemingly an invincible robot, finds all his energy drained by the incessant blizzard from outer space. Is this the end of the world? Here is an unusual adventure in which not Astro Boy, but the human Dr. EIefun saves the day when robots that are his own invention re-awaken the good Doctor's conscience and fire anew his will to live!
Doctor Elefun, on his way to the moon, suddenly disappears! When Astro Boy traces the Doctor's route in space, he finds the moon under attack by monsters from another sun! They have captured not only Doctor Elefun, but several members from Earth‘s Junior Squadron, a team of young men sent to guard the moon from just such an attack! With an electronic brain unit that transfers human knowledge to their own brains, the monsters seek to gain the necessary know-how that will enable them someday to conquer the Earth. It remains for a girl to overcome the electronic brain units in a manner so mysterious that all eyes rivet upon her! Who is this girl? Where did she come from? How does she "just happen" to know the secret of the electronic brains? A surprising turn of events helps defeat the moon monsters and re-unite the feuding members of the Junior Squadron.
Dr. Elefun decides that Astro Boy and Astro Girl do not have the proper appreciation for the beautiful wonders of nature - flowers, trees, etc. He sends Astro Boy and Astro Girl to school to learn to appreciate the beautiful things of life. The school is run just like any other school, except all the students are robots. Astro Girl and her girlfriend, Lalla, go on a field trip and meet Al McAnic, who hates beauty and wants to turn everything into something useful. He captures Astro Girl and Lalla. Astro Boy attempts to rescue them. McAnic tells Astro Boy that he wants Miss Lisa, the teacher at the school, to come and get the girls. Astro Boy flies off to get her and brings her back to McAnic. McAnic then captures Miss Lisa and holds all three captive. Aftenfvards, the principal thinks that Astro Boy is playing hooky and orders him to stand in the corner all alone. Meanwhile, McAnic plans to destroy Astro Girl, Lalla, and Miss Lisa. Lalla escapes and calls to Astro Boy for help. He comes to the rescue (by disobeying and leaving the corner,) and wants to destroy McAnic. But Miss Lisa says that we must forgive others and that forgiveness is the beauty of life. The teacher's name is Miss Mona Lisa - the beauty of a smile of forgiveness.
On the distant Boolaboo islands stands a group of stone statues covered with mysterious writing. The writing, finally, is understood and it reveals that hidden on one of the islands is a super ship left on Earth by highly adVanced space travellers of prehistoric times. Whoever possesses this great ship can rule the universe. The notorious Sneer gang, seek the ship while Astro Boy tries to reach the hidden vessel before they do. Sneer finally captures Astro Boy and Doctor Elefun, but Astro Boy fights his way free. Just when Astro Boy thinks he has saved the world, Icky Ichabod, a suddenly ambitious scientist, tries to get possession of the ship. Using his super powers, Astro Boy manages to save the day again, but the great spaceship is accidentally exploded. The mystery of the Boolaboo Islands is solved.
A strange rocket from outer space crashes on earth and the first man to investigate is Professor BooBoo who finds the plans for a super duper robot. BooBoo hires Doctor Elefun and the Institute of Science to build the robot for him. Astro Boy and Astro Girl, left alone in the laboratory, play with the controls of the robot builder and accidentally complete the assembly of the robot. Astro Boy fights the robot and is saved from destruction by Doctor Elefun. Astro Boy insists that the robot is too dangerous. Doctor Elefun disagrees and intends to turn over the robot to Professor BooBoo. Astro Boy, realizing that it's the only way to save mankind from the robot, steals its head and hides it on a distant island. Professor BooBoo sends the robot in search of its head and only after a tremendous battle can Astro Boy defeat the robot. Having proved that it was indeed a vicious robot he is forgiven for stealing the head and once more is hailed a hero.
Astro Boy and his pal Specs visit a carnival fun house where Specs is frightened by all the tricks played on them. But Astro Boy has no fear because as a robot he lacks a human heart. He longs to learn what fear feels like and so he persuades Doctor Elefun to give him a human heart for a few days. Doctor Elefun reluctantly gives Astro Boy the heart and then leaves by ship on a long ocean voyage. Astro Boy is taunted by his sister about his new fears. They overhear sailors talking about a dangeroUs haunted ship in the ocean near where Doctor Eiefun's liner will be passing. Astro Boy overtakes the doctor's ship and tries to have the captain turn back. But the captain refuses. Astro Boy is sent ahead to keep watch for the haunted ship. He finds it and on board he battles huge mutated plankton. He almost loses the fight and then his human heart stops and once again he is Astro Boy the fearless robot. He defeats the plankton, and then Weezzell and his gang, who have been using the haunted ship as a decoy while they transport uranium by submarine beneath it. Astro Boy wins and saves the liner. And he has learned that he is happier without a human heart, and without fear.
Astro Boy and a group of passengers from a doomed rocketliner are stranded on an asteroid with strange characteristics and a mysterious monster.