- Number of Discs: 5
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 9 hours, 32 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: October 6, 2009
- Originally Released: 2009
- Label: Right Stuf
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
This release contains the first 26 episodes of ASTRO BOY, the animated program from the 1960s that is often considered the precursor to modern anime. Among the installments that can be found here are THE BIRTH OF ASTRO BOY, THE ARTIFICIAL SUN, THE COSMIC GIANT, and THE STRANGE BIRTHDAY PRESENT.
In a future where science fiction is reality, Dr. Boynton creates a super-robot in his deceased son's image. Named Astro Boy, the robot can swim oceans, leap over mountains and even fly into space - but he can't replace the doctor's son. Abandoned and disowned, soon Astro Boy is befriended by Dr. Packadermus J. Elefun of the Institute of Science, and together, they embark upon an amazing adventure. With super strength, rocket-powered flight, a selfless heart and a kind demeanor, Astro Boy fights a never-ending crusade against the forces of evil!