Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this classic 1960s anime series (which inspired the 2009 movie) follows the exploits of a highly advanced robot with amazing powers but a childish perspective on the world. The action is pretty standard for a superhero series aimed at kids, with Astro Boy easily defeating a wide variety of giant robots, aliens, monsters, and more. Expect plenty of fighting and explosions, but there's no blood or injuries. The show's view of family is more complex; Astro Boy's creator built the childlike robot to replace his own son who was killed in a car crash, and the young hero needs a father figure to figure out his place in the world.
Plenty of animated superhero action, as Astro Boy battles aliens, giant robots, tanks, spaceships, and many other foes. There are laser blasters, cannons, explosions, and lot of super-strength fistfights.
The series has very simple perspectives on good and evil, and the bad guys (or bad aliens, monsters, and robots) always get what's coming to them. The show also has a more nuanced view of family relationships; Astro Boy's genius scientist creator built the powerful robot largely as a replacement for his own son, who died in a car accident, and the robot needs a father figure to help him find his place in the world.
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