The BEST Episodes of Astro Boy (1980)
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: May 4, 2021
Network: Nippon TV
It is the year 2030. A brilliant robotics engineer creates a robotic boy with robotic powers in the image of his own dead son. The show examines the robotic boy's adventures as he comes to terms with living among humans.
#1 - The Greatest Robot In The World - Part 2
Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Mar 25, 1981
Pruto continues on his rampage and only Astro can stop him.
#2 - Atlas Forever
Season 1 - Episode 43 - Aired Oct 21, 1981
Atlas attacks space stations near Saturn and Jupiter, prompting an all-out attack by Earth's forces.
#3 - Robot Circus
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 15, 1980
After Astro Boy thinks he's disowned by his father he puts his trust into an owner of a circus who wants to exploit Astro Boy's robotic abilities.
#4 - The Greatest Robot In The World - Part 1
Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 18, 1981
Pruto is out to prove that he is more powerful than Astro.
#5 - Save The Classmate
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 22, 1980
Astro Boy goes to school to try to fit in as a normal being, but he meets with the opposition of his classmates who want robots out of the school. Astro Boy shows his superior powers and kicks butt in this full-color episode.
#6 - Astro Fights Aliens
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 21, 1981
Astro leads a mission to Mars but learns of a secret Alien plot to control Mars, and eventually Earth.
#7 - The Wreck Of The Titan
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 25, 1981
The maiden voyage of the Titan meets with disaster, in the form of a hail of meteorites.
#8 - The Genie From Outer Space
Season 1 - Episode 41 - Aired Sep 23, 1981
A powerful new invader from space threatens the Earth and its up to Astro and Dr. Elefun to save the day.
#9 - The Secret Of The Mayas
Season 1 - Episode 51 - Aired Dec 16, 1981
Astro explores a Mayan pyramid and finds a new mystery.
#10 - The Birth of Astro Boy
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 1, 1980
The "Birth of Astro Boy" is the start of electrifying entertainment for many future episodes. Before young Toby dies after a car accident he tells his father to build a robot just like him and to love him. Astro Boy is born and struggles to get used to his powers. He can fly and has strengths which get him in trouble with his father and those around him.
#11 - The Crystal Of The Desert
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 27, 1980
Astro investigates a drought, only to run into his arch-nemesis, Atlas!
#12 - Astro Boy vs Atlas
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 8, 1980
#13 - Atlas Lives Again
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 29, 1980
Astro Boy has a strange feeling before bad things happen. His robot parents are taken and he's out to rescue his parents. He takes on his nemesis Atlas who is bent on taking revenge on humanity.
#14 - Robot Land
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 6, 1980
Astro Boy saves the day again in this action-packed full-color story. Astro flies to the protection of another robot, an escapee from the evil Robot Land. But the other denizens of Robot Land aren't going to let this happen without a fight.
#15 - Frankenstein
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 13, 1980
A "Frankenstein" robot-monster is created at the Ministry of Science, and the monster unwittingly becomes a thief.
#16 - The World Of Odin
Season 1 - Episode 50 - Aired Dec 9, 1981
Astro travels to the land of the Vikings with Dr. Elefun.
#17 - Astro's First Love
Season 1 - Episode 52 - Aired Dec 23, 1981
Astro falls for Nikki (Nuka), his partner as they search for some stolen plans.
#18 - Uran The TomBoy
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 7, 1981
Dr. Elefun has a special surprise for Astro - a sister named Uran, who can't seem to stay out of trouble.
#19 - Blackie Young
Season 1 - Episode 40 - Aired Sep 16, 1981
Dr. Elefun reassembles a dismembered robot which leads to a new quest.
#20 - The Red Cat
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 20, 1980
Thirteen Thirteenth Street is a spooky old haunted house that is the setting for Astro Boy's exciting adventure. Dr. Leopold and his cat are the only ones who live there. When five boys disappear there, Daddy Walrus and Astro go to find them. They're all right, but as soon as they are freed, all the animals start running wild. Are they rebelling for being kept in cages?
#21 - The White Planet
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 3, 1980
Astro helps his friend Konrad in a rocket-car race, even as Skunk runs interference.
#22 - A Robot President
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 10, 1980
Guravia has just elected a robot President, Rag, but he needs Astro's help to take the post.
#23 - Goliath's Head
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 17, 1980
Astro and Skunk race to find the head of a Mars development robot, Damdam.
#24 - The Light Ray Robot
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 24, 1980
A special Christmas eve contest looks to elect the best Robot of the year, with Skunk as the figurative Grinch.
#25 - Robio And Robiette
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 14, 1981
Robio of the Globes and Robiet of the Chariots fall in love, against the wishes of their families and its up to Astro to prevent a tragic finale.