Alias



Astro Boy


Note: Astro Boy is called Tetsuwan Atomu in Japan.


Nick Name
Mighty Atom
Civilian ID
Atomu
Occupation

Adventurer

Robot

Student


Legal Status
Citizen of Japan with all the rights afforded to humans.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Japan
Group Affiliation
None
Base of Operations
Japan
Height
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Weight
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Eye Color
Brown
Hair Color
Black
Known Powers

Mechanically superior robotic strength, speed, stamina, agility, durability, senses and intelligence; capable of interstellar flight.


Equipped with rocket powered legs and arms for flight, high-beam search lights mounted in the eyes, hip-mounted machine guns and lasers housed within the index fingers.


Accessories
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Common Enemies

Atlas

Guiss

Mandrake IV

Skunk


Regularly Appearing
Shonen
First Appearance

Shonen (April, 1951)


A black-and-white Astro Boy animated series was produced by the Mushi Productions which aired in Japan beginning in 1963. The character would also appear in an animated feature film in 1964.


Astro Boy was the first commercial animated television program in Japan and credited with starting the genre of Anime.


Creator
Osamu Tezuka
Origin

Dr. Tenma built a remarkable robot. Made in the likeness of the professor's dead son, he appeared so convincingly human that some believed he had a soul. Throughout the world he is known as the hero, Astro Boy.


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