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-**Uran** (also known as **Astro Girl**, **Sarah** and **Zoran**) is [[characters:​Astro]]'​s younger sister. She appeared in all the Astro Boy series to date, although she didn't appear in [[:movie|the movie]]. She is portrayed as a typical small girl, being cheeky, mischievous and can even be downright annoying at times. She cares for, yet can be often jealous of her brother, ​for example ​during an [[episodes:​2003:​the case of the phantom fowl|episode of the 2003 series]] she was tired of living in Astro'​s shadow and wanted to do something heroic herself. ​+**Uran** (also known as **Astro Girl**, **Sarah** and **Zoran**) is [[characters:​Astro]]'​s younger sister. She has appeared in all the Astro Boy series to date, with the exception of [[episodes:​2014|Little Astro Boy]]. She also didn't appear in the [[:movie|2009 feature film]]. She is portrayed as a typical small girl, being cheeky, mischievous and can even be downright annoying at times. She cares for, yet can be often jealous ofher brother, ​as exemplified ​during an [[episodes:​2003:​the case of the phantom fowl|episode of the 2003 series]] ​where she was tired of living in Astro'​s shadow and wanted to do something heroic herself. ​
  
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-Astro Girl was presented as a birthday present to Astro, who rejoiced claiming ​he had always wanted a sister. She proves to be a handful, teaching [[characters:​Astro]] what it actually means to be an older brother.+Uran (known as "Astro Girl" in the English dub) is presented as a birthday present to Astro, who rejoices and claims that he has always wanted a sister. She proves to be a handful ​though, teaching [[characters:​Astro]] what it actually means to be an older brother.
  
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-{{ :​characters:​uran1980s.jpg?​140|1980s appearance.}}+{{ :​characters:​uran1980s.jpg?​140|1980s appearance}}
  
-Uran was built by [[characters:​ dr elefun|Dr. ​Elefun]] in the episode [[episodes:​1980:​Uran the Tomboy]] as a gift to [[characters:​Astro]]in the [[episodes:​1980|1980s series]]. She is the third robot addition to Astro'​s family, the first two being his parents. Uran is an extremely mischievous little girl who constantly lands her older brother in trouble. While lacking Astro'​s weaponry and propulsion systems, she is extremely powerful (50,000 horsepower, which is half of Astro'​s horsepower),​ regularly accompanying Astro on various missions (or attempting to, at the very least). Like Astro, she is fully capable of experiencing human emotions. During the episode [[episodes:​1980:​urans twin|Uran'​s Twin]] Uran was tired of being girlish, and she wanted to have an identical copy of herself to do her tasks for her (with consequences),​ and in [[episodes:​1980:​urans quest|Uran'​s Quest]], she went on an "​quest"​ to find God, which eventually led her to allow a children'​s' theme park computer to go insane. She eventually got fed up with living in Astro'​s shadow and even challenged [[characters:​Bruton]], ​however ​she didn't damage him one bit and instead got herself held hostage.+Uran was built by [[characters:​ dr elefun|Dr. ​Ochanomizu]] in the episode [[episodes:​1980:​Uran the Tomboy]] as a gift to [[characters:​Astro]] in the [[episodes:​1980|1980s series]]. She is the third robot addition to Astro'​s family, the first two being his parents. Uran is an extremely mischievous little girl who constantly lands her older brother in trouble. While lacking Astro'​s weaponry and propulsion systems, she is extremely powerful (50,000 horsepower, which is half of Astro'​s horsepower),​ regularly accompanying Astro on various missions (or attempting to, at the very least). Like Astro, she is fully capable of experiencing human emotions. During the episode [[episodes:​1980:​urans twin|Uran'​s Twin]] Uran was tired of being girlish, and she wanted to have an identical copy of herself to do her tasks for her (with consequences),​ and in [[episodes:​1980:​urans quest|Uran'​s Quest]], she went on "​quest"​ to find God, which eventually led her to allow a childrens' theme park computer to go insane. She eventually got fed up with living in Astro'​s shadow and even challenged [[characters:​Bruton|Pluto]]. However, she didn't damage him one bit and instead got herself held hostage.
  
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-{{:​characters:​fef.jpg|2003 appearance ​(as Zoran).}}+{{:​characters:​fef.jpg|2003 appearance}}
  
-Renamed ​Zoran, she re-appeared ​in the [[episodes:​2003|2003 series]]. She was introduced in the episodes ​[[episodes:​2003:​little sister big trouble|Little Sister, Big Trouble]]. ​Zoran was created by Dr. O'​Shay ​in order to give [[characters:​Astro]] a family (or at least part of it) in his plan to make Astro more human-like. When Astro first sees her, she is pulling ​O'Shay's nose and refusing to let go. O'​Shay ​gave Zoran one power: the ability to communicate with animals (the purpose of this isn't made clear). This allows her to talk to and befriend an injured bird she found (named Houdini), and instantly gets up to mischief, ​however ​manages to almost save a professor yet gets herself ​trapped in a giant robot bird. Uran is pretty much shown to be how she always looked with a different dress in order to appeal to more western audiences.+Uran (known as "Zoran" in the English dub) reappeared ​in the [[episodes:​2003|2003 series]]. She was introduced in the episode ​[[episodes:​2003:​little sister big trouble|Little Sister, Big Trouble]]. ​Uran was created by Dr. Ochanomizu ​in order to give [[characters:​Astro]] a family (or at least part of it) in his plan to make Astro more human-like. When Astro first sees her, she is pulling ​Ochanomizu's nose and refusing to let go. Ochanomizu ​gave Uran one power: the ability to communicate with animals (the purpose of this isn't made clear). This allows her to talk to and befriend an injured bird she found (named Houdini), and instantly gets into mischief. Howevershe manages to almost save a professor yet gets trapped in a giant robot bird. Uran is pretty much shown to be how she always looked with a different dress in order to appeal to more western audiences.
  
 +===== Trivia =====
  
 +In the Japanese version of the 1960s series, Uran had three subsequent voice actresses throughout the run of the show. Her first voice actress was Yoko Mizugaki, her second was Reiko Mutoh, and her third was Kazuko Yoshikawa. ​
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 +In the English version of the 1960s series, she is voiced by Billie Lou Watt.
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 +In the 1980s series, she is voiced by Masako Sugaya in the Japanese version and by Becke Wilenski in the English version.
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 +In the 2003 series, she is voiced by Miki Maruyama in the Japanese version and by Susan Blu in the English version.