Trivia - Future Boy Conan (1978)
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Future Boy Conan (1978)

Country: Japan

Genres: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Director: Hayao Miyazaki, Keiji Hayakawa, Isao Takahata

Writers: Alexander Key

Stars: Noriko Ohara, Masatô Ibu, Mieko Nobusawa, Kazuyo Aoki, ...

The story takes place in the 21st century, 20 years after World War 3. The world as we know it has been destroyed, and 12 year old Conan lives on an island with his grandfather, believing they are the only two survivors of the war. But one day Conan discovers an unconscious girl on the beach. She is 11 year old Lana, and she's fleeing from the evil rulers of Industria, who want to kidnap her and use her as a bait to convince her grandfather (who has fled from Industria himself) to give up the lost secret of solar energy, which would allow Industria to rule over the world. After Lana is kidnapped from the island, Conan decides to rescue her and sets sail to Industria.

Seasons:   1

First animated series to air on Japanese Public TV, NHK.
Loosely based on "The Incredible Tide" by Alexander Key. It is rather difficult to find this book today. The basic premise is same, but the story in the anime is mostly Miyazaki's original. In the book, Conan is 14 (in the anime he is 11), and doesn't hav