"Astro Boy" DVDs May Contain Edited Version
Sony’s online store entry for their Complete Astro Boy set, to be released March 29, lists the video format as “full frame” and the audio tracks as English, Spanish and Portuguese. Since the original aspect ratio was 16:9, this suggests the DVDs will contain an edited version of the show and will lack the original Japanese voice track. However, Sony has not yet specifically confirmed which version of the show will be on the DVD set.
When Kids’ WB and Cartoon Network aired the show on television the original music had been removed. Time and content edits were also made. For more details see Toon Zone’s coverage of the show’s premiere last year, including a brief edit list and reviews of the Kids’ WB edited version.