Atom – The Beginning

Atom: The Beginning

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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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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)
Producers: NHK, Tezuka Productions, Studio Mausu, NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan, Hakuhodo DY Music & Pictures, Fields
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Production I.G, OLM, Signal.MD
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Mecha, Seinen
Duration: 25 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 1080p, 480p, 720p
Type: Eng Sub


Katsuyuki Motohiro – Director
Tatsuo Satou – Director
Yoshikazu Iwanami – Sound Director
Bahi JD – Storyboard, Animation Director, Key Animation
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Kaidoku Funou (解読不能)” by After the Rain (そらる x まふまふ)
ED1: “Hikari no Hajimari (光のはじまり)” by Yoshino Nanjo

Episode List

01: Birth of the Mighty Atom
02: Bewusstsein
03: Pursuing the Respective Leads
04: Welcome to Nerima U Festival
05: Step On It! Maruhige Shipping
06: Lab 7’s Annihilation!
07: Ran and Princess Teru
08: Robot Wrestling
09: Six is Unfit to Fight
10: Battle Royal
11: A Dialogue
12: Beginning



I’ve never seen Astro Boy and I still thoroughly enjoyed this anime.


Buy the manga. NOW.


A simple prequel that doesn’t demand much from the viewer possibly to avoid retconning the franchise.


Fun little show set in the astro boy universe, fun but nothing special.


A nice underrated show


Wonderful anime from the time before Astro Boy. Oh, sorry. That’s misleading. Not in our world. It’s a prequel. It does its franchise good.


really pretty to watch but not a lot of meat on its bones



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