Atom: The Beginning
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Japanese: アトム ザ・ビギニング


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 15, 2017 to Jul 8, 2017
Premiered: Spring 2017
Broadcast: Saturdays at 23:00 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi, MechaMecha, SeinenSeinen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.881 (scored by 88908,890 users)
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Ranked: #40552
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Popularity: #3005
Members: 25,864
Favorites: 39
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Japan in the near future suffers an unexplained major disaster. Five years later, reconstruction is well underway. Two young researchers at a university are pinning all their hopes on robot development. Now their new interpretation of the eternal hero Astro Boy up until his birth is just about to start!

(Source: Showgate)


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Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Matsukawa, Tomohiro
Episode Director, Storyboard

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"Kaidoku Funou (解読不能)" by After the Rain (そらる x まふまふ)

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"Hikari no Hajimari (光のはじまり)" by Yoshino Nanjo

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Jul 9, 2017
Zerathus (All reviews)
A wasted potential.

Atom: The Beginning had a great premise. Tell the story of Doctor Tenma and Doctor Ochanomizu as they create Bewusstsein, the AI system which will revolutionize robotics and will lead to creation of one of the greatest anime/manga icons of all time, Atom.

And we get that, but we also get a lot of useless filler. First 7 or 8 episodes work in repetitive episodic format. X Slice of life situation happens. Everything goes well, until something goes wrong. A106 saves the day. The end. This would've been fine if it built the characters of the show, or the world of the read more
Jul 8, 2017
AdolZeppeli (All reviews)
The fact of how underrated and overlooked this anime is, makes me quite sad. and the fact that a lot of generic anime is rated higher than this, makes me salty. but I ain't going to talk about how salty or sad I am on this review, but what makes Atom: The beginning so special for me?

TL;DR: Overall Section

Now, I'm sure that many people out there have watched Astroboy at least once . Astroboy was an important part of my childhood as how other anime like Dragon ball or even Saint Seiya were childhood for others (sadly Super ended being garbage) so knowing that a read more
Jul 9, 2017
BlackCicero (All reviews)
Atom: The Beginning is another re-imagining of the classic anime, Astro Boy. The way it goes about doing this is handled a lot better than maybe it's MAL score might suggest.
I thought the story was great overall. Each mini arc that was given to us throughout the series was interesting. In particular, I thought the last part of the story was amazing.
The art and animation wasn't anything spectacular but I also had no complaints about it either. I share most of the sentiments for the soundtrack and sound design as well. The character designs felt familiar yet updated for a more modern look.
Where Atom: The read more
Oct 4, 2017
Jinzulen (All reviews)
Honestly, as much as I somewhat enjoyed this series, I can't help but think that so much of its potential was left unused and wasted.

Atom: The Beginning had a good basis upon which a fantastic series could have been established, the story was there, the characters were there, what could go wrong, right? Well, this is usually what happens when what a series has to truly offer is left unexplored, here we had the concept of artificial consciousness, AI is one thing, but to give a machine a soul, to make it sentient and aware, to have it feel and connect on a "human" level, read more

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