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Atom: The Beginning


Alternative Titles

Japanese: アトム ザ・ビギニング

Information

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
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 7.031 (scored by 4,332 users)
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Ranked: #33592
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Popularity: #2577
Members: 16,871
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Synopsis

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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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Bahi JD
Storyboard, Key Animation, Animation Director


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit Ending Theme

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




More reviewsReviews

Jul 8, 2017
bmoore07 (All reviews)
Erupting from the embers of a renowned yet moribund franchise, Atom the Beginning is an exceptionally flamboyant van Gogh painting, determined not to be discounted or disdained. To be clear, the thunderous orchestral strings and dashing color palette are hardly synonymous with Astro Boy’s more reclusive persona. As a modernized prequel to the original, Atom the Beginning diligently distances itself from the psychological analytics of its predecessor, establishing its own intimate identity for itself. Atom the Beginning is exuberant. It’s headstrong. It’s innovative. It’s sincere. It’s slightly self-reflective. It’s by far the most entertaining non-sequel of the Spring 2017 season. And Atom the Beginning has read more
Jul 8, 2017
HereticHunter (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
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 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

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