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Astro Boy 1963, Volume 2, Episode 43

Ditto · Astro Boy 1963

by Osamu Tezuka Director · Hidehiko Takei Producer


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Astro Boy's family is surprised by a robot caller who has only the lower part of a body. His name is Knobby Knobody and he is quite insistent that Astro Boy comes with him to the Land of Goshen where his help is urgently needed. Astro Boy agrees to try and help and they leave, incognito. The president of the Land of Goshen is a very brilliant robot named Ditto, who won by a landslide because there the robots have the right to vote. His arch enemy is Prince Upley, a hooded, diabolical albeit soft-spoken genius. Astrto discovers that Prince Upley is really the inventor of Ditto and feels himself betrayed by the robot's independent success and fame. Using Mr. Pompous as a hostage, the wicked Prince lures Astro Boy into many traps that finally succeed in putting the mighty little robot out of commission. All efforts to revive him are fruitless, until Mr. Pompous places a long-distance video call to Dr. Elefun. Astro Boy is revived just in time to foil Prince Upley's master plan and...

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