Astro Boy & the God of C1

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Astro Boy Characters

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Dr. Boynton

Dr. Boynton animates Astro Boy

Dr. Boynton animates Astro Boy

In both the original manga and television series, Dr. Boynton (Dr. Tenma in the original Japanese) creates Astro Boy after he is grief-stricken by the death of his son. At first he is pleased with his robotic replacement, but he becomes incredibly angry when he realizes Astro isn’t growing like a real boy. He sells Astro to a circus, where Astro is forced to fight other robots.

Dr. Boynton becomes upset when Astro Boy does not grow

Dr. Boynton becomes upset when Astro Boy does not grow

Dr. Boynton’s character takes different roles in the manga and TV show after this. He appears multiple other times in the manga, and still has affection for Astro, though he knows he can never be forgiven for what he has done. He helps him out on multiple occasions. In the TV series, however, he is only seen once more after the first episode, and it is suggested that he has either killed himself or been institutionalized.

 

 

Dr. Elefun 

Dr. Elefun (Professor Ochanomizu in the original) is essentially Astro Boy’s adopted father in both the manga and TV series.

Dr. Elefun saves Astro Boy from a violent circus

Dr. Elefun saves Astro Boy from a violent circus

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More to come!

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