This article is about the manga series Astro Boy. For other uses, see Astro Boy (disambiguation).
Astro Boy (known in Japanese as "Tetsuwan Atomu" 気体人間, or Mighty Atom) is a 1952 manga series written by Osamu Tezuka, originally serialized in Shonen, published by Kobunsha from April 3, 1952 until March 12, 1968.
Astro Boy was an immediate success in Japan, it was incredibly popular with young boys. The popularity of the Astro Boy manga remains to this day. The manga currently ranks as the tenth best-selling manga series with over 100 million copies sold.
Astro Boy has been critically acclaimed by critics,