The film begins In Metro City, a city that floats above of a robot junk-infested Earth. Toby Tenma finishes a physics pop quiz ahead of all his classmates and is free to leave. Outside he is greeted by Orrin (the family servant robot) and then greeted by a hologram of Dr. Tenma, Toby's father, who once again cancels plans they had because of a demonstration at the Ministry of Science and Dr. Tenma tells Toby not to come. Toby disobeys his father anyway and heads to the Ministry of Science.
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