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Future Boy Conan Blu-ray

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Future Boy Conan

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About Future Boy Conan Blu-ray

Future Boy Conan contains epsiodes 1-26 of the anime directed by Hayao Miyazaki, and includes a 16-page booklet featuring character artwork.

Twenty years ago, a terrible war fought with magnetic weapons caused the earth's axis to tilt, and earthquakes and tidal waves destroyed civilization. Conan is born into this new world, raised by his grandfather on an isolated island. But his life is forever changed when a mysterious girl named Lana washes ashore, pursued by shadowy operatives who seek to use her in a new scheme to control what's left of the world.

The directorial debut of Academy Award®-winner* Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away), Future Boy Conan, is a landmark in animation history. This crackling sci-fi adventure series, beloved worldwide but never before released in North America, features a new English language version and 4K digital restoration.


  • Publisher: GKIDS
  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Science Fiction
  • Themes: Adventure
  • Age Rating: 10+
  • Run Time: 780
  • Year Created: 1978
  • Release Date: 11/16/2021
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Region Code: A

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5 star rating out of 5

Review of the Series, not the GKIDS release.


FUTURE BOY CONAN was Hayao Miyazaki's truly first effort at directing. It should be noted that this is a series rather than a film. Nonetheless, the 26-episode show, which is sort of an early template for Miyazaki's later film CASTLE IN THE SKY, is nothing short of a treat. For a show animated back in 1978, FUTURE BOY CONAN looks pretty impressive; the backgrounds are as richly detailed as any Miyazaki production and the characters are as expressive as you'd expect. In some ways, this is also reminiscent of Gainax's NADIA: THE SECRET OF BLUE WATER, but this show is far superior for the fact that the story remains consistently engaging and never derails into cartoonish nonsense. Yet this series has never been issued here in America... until now. As of this writing I have yet to see the new dub or the GKIDS release, but if you haven't seen the show, I strongly recommend you do so. It's every bit of a classic as anything from this legendary animator.

5 star rating out of 5

A Miracle Happened! Finally Graced our Shores!

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If you loved Castle in the Sky than meet the show that inspired the movie! This show is the first true showcase of Hayao Miyazaki's directorial skills and helped prepare him for making the films that put Ghibli Studio on the map. Despite its pedigree it is definitely one of those hidden gems of old anime that are notoriously difficult to license and for those who waited for it takes years (in my case almost a decade). This release has a solid English Dub and the English subtitles for the Japanese Dub was translated, for the most part, fairly well; plus they cleaned up the old animation for the blu ray release to an impressive extent (note that the show was made in 1978 so don't expect the animation to be on par with shows of today). I waited a long time for this show and I will treasure it for as long as I live!

5 star rating out of 5

GKIDS Release Reviewed -- Based on first two episodes.


These impressions are on account of viewing the first two episodes. The HD transfer is fantastic, showing every rich nuance in the animated drawings, and the colors are vibrant and bright. The new dub is for the most part, pretty good. Sabrine Pine does a surprisingly great job in the title role. Lili Beaudoin's Lana is sadly not quite as good; there's an artificiality to her voice that seems a bit off-putting, even though she does a solid job. The rest of the voices are solid, with Aaron Chapman doing a hilariously blustery turn as Captain Dyce. Admittedly, the dub does fall short in comparison to the Disney-produced Ghibli ones, but it is still perfectly serviceable overall. Only negatives: lack of extras and a bizarre habit of the episode resetting if you want to switch audio tracks. Still, a stateside release of this legendary series was long overdue, and its entertainment value is timeless.