Atom: The Beginning

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Japanese: アトム ザ・ビギニング
Spanish: Atom The Beginning
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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
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.801 (scored by 1157411,574 users)
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Ranked: #50692
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3951
Members: 31,167
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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"Kaidoku Funou (解読不能)" by After the Rain (そらる x まふまふ)

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Jul 8, 2017
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 ...
Jul 9, 2017
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 ...
Jul 9, 2017
Mixed Feelings
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 ...

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