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Astro Boy (manga) Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Australians make up a large fanbase, partly due to being one of the few countries outside Japan that got the 1982 series.
I Want My Jet Pack: Despite nuclear energy being utilized rapidly for civilian purposes today, as Tezuka hoped, we're nowhere nearing jetpack stage.
The Woobie: Astro, during the retelling of his origin in the Scara arc.
Astro Boy (1963 TV series) Woolseyism: The original title theme was instrumental. When NBC dubbed the show for their English audience, lyrics were added, sung by a children's chorus.
Astro Boy (1982 TV series) Macekre: The English dub is abysmal, with the dialogue sounding like it was made up on the spot by the voice actors.
Astro Boy (2003 TV series)
Astro Boy: Omega Factor
Astro Boy (2009 film)
Anvilicious: President Stone will say it again and again: he is the president, and for Metro City to depend on him he needs to make a war.
Big Lipped Alligator Moment: The attack of the giant alien at the end whose only purpose was to give a shirtless Astro an action shot, probably.
Crowning Music of Awesome: The title theme (played in variation the first time Astro flies, over the end credits, and a few other times) is truly gorgeous.
Genre Savvy: The Mook who runs away just before President Stone gets integrated into the Peacekeeper
In Name Only: It's a Pixar-type CGI kid-flick which has nothing to do with any of the versions before it, with several concepts created out of whole cloth, often for sheer comedy value. That said, taken as its own movie, unconnected to the originals, it's not bad.
Older Than They Think: Quite a few people claimed that giving him butt lasers was disrespectful to the source material and Astro's creator...
The Problem with Licensed Games: The tie-in game tried to borrow gameplay from Omega Factor and failed miserably.
What The Hell, Casting Agency?: In Brazil, Astro Boy was voiced by this guy.