While doing research for a project, I stumbled across Conan, the Boy in Future…. I had to dig a bit… What IS Future Boy Conan?? Why did I never see this show before? The 26 episode show was the directorial debut of the master Hayao Miyazaki, and you can clearly see his fingerprints all through the series. Currently, I can only find the series in Japanese (not dubbed) but it is possible to see episodes with English Subtitles. If you are a serious Miyazaki Collector, you need to check out Future Boy Conan!
Quick Look at Contents
- 1 What is Future Boy Conan?
- 2 Buy Future Boy Conan HERE
- 3 See Episode 1 of Future Boy Conan
- 4 Future Boy Conan DVD
- 5 Collect Future Boy Conan!!
- 6 Future Boy Conan Collectibles
- 7 Future Boy Conan T Shirts
- 8 Future Boy Conan Trading Cards
- 9 Future Boy Conan Books
What is Future Boy Conan?
Future Boy Conan, a 1978 Anime Series from Nippon Animation, based on Alexander Key’s novel, The Incredible tide. The story takes place in a post-apocalyptic future (ironically, 2008)… and you can clearly see the seeds for films like Nausicaa and Castle in the Sky! Countries have gone to war with powerful nuclear/magnetic weapons that have literally torn the earth’s continents apart. A group of people trying to escape the earth in a spaceship are pulled back in by gravity… they crash on an island, and somehow survive. 20 years later, the only people left are Conan and his grandfather. Conan (like his Barbarian namesake) is super strong, and can hold his breath for a long time. (In the opening episode he hunts for White Nose the Shark… under water!)
While on the beach, Conan finds a young girl, Lana, and together they set off on adventures. The series follows Conan and Lana as they travel between the few islands left on earth. And of course, there is a bit of a love story… (hearts…flowers…. squeee!).
As is typical of Hayao Miyazaki’s work, the animation draws you in to the story. Sea Creatures and birds, while not anthropomorphized, show personality. What I mean is… crabs act like crabs… they don’t talk, but you can see them react naturally. Lots of color! The natural scenes are filled with plant-life… and the scenes of destruction are heart-breaking.
And… because human nature is what it is…. Conan and Lana run into people who are both good and evil on their adventures to other Islands. Conflict arises, and must be dealt with. It seems, that even though people managed to blow up the world with their endless war-like mentality, no one has really learned.
Buy Future Boy Conan HERE
This BlueRay edition will work in the US. Many of the DVD’s of this series are only formatted for players outside this region.
Find Future Boy Conan on Ebay
Often it will be cheaper… just be mindful that the DVD will play in your region.
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See Episode 1 of Future Boy Conan
In Japanese with English Subtitles
Future Boy Conan DVD
Be cautious when ordering the DVD’s…. many are in a different regional format that the DVDs we have in the US. (I actually have 2 DVD players at my house, because I like imports). Also, finding a DVD with English Subtitles is expensive.
Collect Future Boy Conan!!
Need to save up for the DVD collection? Or maybe you just watch on You Tube…? You still need Conan STUFF! T-shirts, collectible figures, Trading cards and even the art books!
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Future Boy Conan Collectibles
How cool are these Future Boy Conan Figures and Toys? Get Conan himself, or Lara… even the Future Ships!
In February 2017, Figma will be releasing a new pose-able Future Boy Conan figure…I cant WAIT
Max Factory Future Boy Conan Figma Action Figure1:72 Future Boy Conan Series No.02 FalcoPre orderAoshima Models Barracuda Ship – Conan, The Boy in Future Model Kit (1/200 Scale)Future Boy Conan mini card collection complete set MZ trading card trading card ([Variety]) (2012) ISBN: 4861972523 [Japanese Import]
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Future Boy Conan T Shirts
You know that when you wear these people will ask…. What is Future Boy Conan??? and you will be the cool one with the answer…
Future Boy Conan Trading Cards
Collect all the cards… !
Future Boy Conan mini card collection complete set MZ trading card trading card ([Variety]) (2012) ISBN: 4861972523 [Japanese Import]Future Boy Conan mini card collection complete set AL ([Variety]) (2012) ISBN: 4861972515 [Japanese Import]
Future Boy Conan Books
I love the Art Books that are produced from Miyazaki’s work… it gives me a chance to look more closely at the details! There are also fun story books to accompany the series. Take a look! And learn more about what is Future Boy Conan!
Conan the Boy in Future Art Boook /Studio Ghibli Roman AlbumFuture Boy Conan favorite book ISBN: 405402386X (2004) [Japanese Import]Future Boy Conan (Kadokawa Bunko red cable 3-1) (1988) ISBN: 4042815014 [Japanese Import]
Hopefully I have satisfied your desire for all things Future Boy Conan… Sadly it appears that Studio Ghibli is no more… but we can always go back to dig up earlier works by Hayao Miyazaki!