Episode 46: The hijacked airship
What does a luxury airship have to do with dreams? For the kids in our class, plenty. The best essay on our dream meant a trip aboard the Memorial, the biggest airship in the world. That's when I found out a terrible thing - robots don't have dreams. I didn't have one to write about. I asked Dr. Elefun to take my powers away for one day. Then I'd be just like any other boy. I was happy then but sorry later when a hijacker took over the Memorial. I couldn't stop him until my powers came back. But would it be in time?
Episode 47: The human-faced rock
Above the village of River Valley there was a rock with the face of a man. When Daddy Walrus took us to see it he told us a legend about the rock: when it turned its face toward the lake, the village would be destroyed. Nothing could make the rock move - except people up to no good. The rock began to tremble, and finally fall! Could I hold on long enough?
Episode 48: Uran falls in love
One day Uran bought home a funny looking robot. She got tired of it in a hurry. It was ugly, and not very smart. Uran only wanted a beautiful robot. But the little robot didn't get tired of her. No matter what she did it wouldn't go away. I had a robot I wanted to get rid of too, Zeus, the destroyer robot. He was Uran's ideal of beauty - and when Zeus and I had our last confrontation, I think she wanted Zeus to win more than me.
Episode 49: The world of Odin
This time we'll take a trip to the land of the midnight sun. Captain Claud and his crew were searching for the sacred ground of Odin, the Viking God. When Dr Elefun and I joined him, Claud told us of Viking legends and King Erik's voyage to the New World. Our trip took us among strange people with fierce ways - where Claud fought a great battle to become king of the Vikings. We finally found the land of Odin, but it was not what we expected.
Episode 50: The secret of the Mayas
The secret of the Mayas means trouble. My mission was supposed to be easy, but the greeting I got told me different. Why were these robots attacking. I went to explore a Mayan pyramid, but mechanical crabmen and a mysterious sphinx had other ideas. Were they evil, or just protecting an ancient Mayan king?
Episode 51: Astro's first love
It turned out to be my hardest mission ever. I had to recover stolen plans for a robot who was a lot like me, but this one was a walking bomb! I had help from a robot called Nuka. She got me into the fortress where the plans were being held. I had to get them back before Dr. Rindolf could build the robot bomb, but it was too late! Nuka was the bomb!
"Tezuka was well ahead of his time." - AnimeonDVD
"What I try to appeal through my works is simple. The opinion is just a simple message that follows: "Love all the creatures! Love everything that has life!" I have been trying to express this message in every one of my works. Though it has taken the different forms like 'the presentation of nature', 'the blessing of life', 'the suspicion on too much science-oriented civilisation', 'anti-war' and so on." Osamu Tezuka