The granddaddy of all anime comes to DVD with the set of Astro Boy coming from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. All 50 episodes are coming this spring.
Astro Boy tells the story of a permanently youthful robot boy modeled after the son of a research scientist, Dr. Tenma. Originally intended to be kept a secret, the atomic-powered robot becomes a renowned superhero who fights for justice and peace for humans and robots alike.
All fifty episodes including 29 not previously seen in the U.S. are in the five disc set. All the episodes are in anamorphic widescreen and are presented in English. The featurette The Making of Astro Boy is included as well.
The set will arrive on March 29th with a suggested retail price of $49.95.