Based on the 1949 manga by Osamu Tezuka, which was in turn inspired by a poster for the 1927 movie by the same name. This time there are robots everywhere. Great anime, compelling story. I recently began reading other Tezuka novels and see borrowed characters everywhere. A real feast!
Silent with Musical Score
The scifi film from which all others spring! Recent restoration (by Kino) is very good, with recovered footage and original musical score. Worth watching again if all you’ve seen are the inferior low-budget prints. In spite of its age, this film has one of the best robots ever depicted on film!