the eighties Astroboy has been re-released on video and
everyone can see the show after it's long absence from
television, for many years. Siren Entertainment has released
ten volumes of Astroboy, each consisting of three episodes.
Tapes sell for about 20 dollars US. That's thirty episodes
in total but that isn't all of them.
has an unforgettable theme song and the best introduction
for a cartoon. Rather than just showing clips from the
episodes like most cartoons do, it has original animation
and shows astro in action. The lyrics are simple but work
you ever noticed how Astro's face and head are quite similar
to that of Mickey Mouse. They have the same black bit,
Astro with pointy hair rather than round ears. They both
have big eyes, same sized mouth but very different noses.
And of course the skin colour for the face. Some people
think that Sega got their Sonic the Hedgehog character
from Astroboy. I would definately agree on that point.