Future Boy Conan (未来少年コナン, Mirai Shōnen Konan) is a Japanese post-apocalyptic science fiction anime series directed by Hayao Miyazaki, adapted from Alexander Key's novel, The Incredible Tide. It premiered across Japan on the NHK network between April 4 and October 31, 1978. It was dubbed Conan, The Boy in Future by Nippon Animation.
An alternative second series, Future Boy Conan II: Taiga's Adventure (未来少年コナンII タイガアドベンチャー, Mirai Shōnen Konan Tsū: Taiga Adobenchā), aired for 24 episodes on TBS from October 16, 1999 through April 1, 2000.
July 2008. Mankind was faced with the threat of extinction. An ultra-magnetic weapon, far more devastating than any nuclear weapon known, destroyed half the world in an instant. The earth's crust was rocked by massive movements, the earth was thrown off its axis, and the five continents were torn completely apart and sank deep below the sea...
The attempt by a number of people to flee to outer space failed. Their spaceships were forced back to the earth and vanished with their hopes shattered. But one of the spaceships narrowly escaped destruction and crash-landed on a small island which had miraculously survived the devastation. The crew members of the spaceship settled there, as if they were seeds sown on the island.
After years, a boy was born. He was a new life in the desert, a ray of light in the darkness of the annihilated earth...
Taiga travels around the world with his father, archeologist Dr. Daino. They come to South America to investigate ancient ruins discovered by treasure hunters, where they uncover a sfind a stone statue of a gigantic bird. Until the statue's mysteries are to be uncovered, the stone bird wakes up and flies away before their very eyes to the surprise of the excavation crew. They discover that this stone bird is called "Oobats" and that when it has the "Ooparts Egg", it becomes a dangerous weapon which could destroy the whole universe. And Taiga must not allow this to happen...