[Image courtesy of Marc Hairston]

Future Boy Conan
(Mirai Shounen Konan)


Director: Hayao Miyazaki (Isao Takahata directed episodes 9 and 10)
Character Design: Hayao Miyazaki
Adapted from the book The Incredible Tide by Alexander Key
NHK, 4/4/78 - 10/31/78
 (Apr 01, 2003) fun guestbook

Future Boy Conan marked the directorial debut of Hayao Miyazaki, and it was an instant classic. It has all the ingredients of a perfect anime show: Great characters, meaningful story, excellent animation and superb direction. It is also a perfect example of how an anime show can be great without the use of flashy characters or techno-gadgets. What won our hearts instead in this show are the good old virtues of kindness, bravery, friendship, loyalty and trust (sounds preachy doesn't it ).

[Update: Nippon Animation is currently working on a sequel to the first Future Boy Conan series, the new show is to be called Mirai Shonen Conan 2: Taiga Adventure. It will be aired on the Japanese TBS network Saturdays, at 5:30 pm, starting in Oct.99]


MPEG movie of Conan opening song (4.7MB)
Schematic View of the Triangle Tower (228k GIF)
Nice ray-traced Conan artworks by Hiroshi Takahashi
Cover picture of the Conan roman album (223k GIF)
Images
Synopsis [brief non-spoiler version]
People, Places and Things
Future Boy Conan Opening Song
Future Boy Conan Ending Song
Conan BGM's in MP2 (source courtesy of Walter Amos):
  • Episode-opener (0.5M)
  • Sadness (0.4M)
  • Contemplation (0.5M)
  • Joy (0.4M)
  • Mourning (0.6M)
  • Joyful Departure (0.3M)
  • Chase (0.4M)
  • Falco (0.4M)
  • Chase2 (1.4M)
  • New Beginning (0.6M)

  • Voice Actors in Future Boy Conan
    Future Boy Conan page in Anime Web Guide
    Future Boy Conan page in Japanese
    Future Boy Conan page in Italian, with an online version of The Incredible Tide.
    Miyazaki talks about Conan (in Japanese) [local copy]
    Those funny intermission eyecatches
    Scripts and images from UT Anime Club.
    Other Miyazaki pages: Laputa, Nausicaš, Totoro, Kiki.
    Episode Guide :
    Synopses and scene notes for scripts in the works ... Raw scripts from UT Anime Club
    1. Remnant Island		 synopsis  HTML script  raw script
    2. The Journey			 synopsis  HTML script  raw script
    3. The First Companion		 synopsis  HTML script  raw script
    4. The Barracuda		 synopsis  HTML script  raw script
    5. Industria			 synopsis  HTML script  raw script
    6. Dyce's Rebellion		 synopsis  HTML script  raw script
    7. Chase			 synopsis  HTML script  raw script
    8. Escape			 synopsis  HTML script  raw script
    9. The Salvage Ship		 synopsis  HTML script  raw script
    10. Dr. Lao			 synopsis  HTML script  raw script
    11. Escaping			 synopsis  HTML script  raw script
    12. Core Block			 synopsis  HTML script  raw script
    13. High Harbor			 synopsis  HTML script  raw script
    14. A Day on the Island		 synopsis  HTML script  raw script
    15. Barren Land			 synopsis  HTML script  raw script
    16. The Hut for Two		 synopsis  HTML script  raw script
    17. Battle			 synopsis  HTML script  raw script
    18. Gun Boat			 synopsis  HTML script  raw script
    19. A Big Tidal Wave		 synopsis  HTML script  raw script
    20. Going to Industria Again	 synopsis  HTML script  raw script
    21. Residents Under the Ground	 synopsis  HTML script  raw script
    22. Rescue			 synopsis  HTML script  raw script
    23. The Solar Tower		 synopsis  HTML script  raw script
    24. Giganto			 synopsis  HTML script  raw script
    25. The End of Industria	 synopsis  HTML script  raw script
    26. Denouement			 synopsis  HTML script  raw script
    
    

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