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Posted 16 April 2017 - 10:00 PM

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Japanese: アトム ザ・ビギニング
Airing date: 15/4/2017 (TV series 12 episodes)
Genres: Action, Mecha, Sci-Fi, Seinen
Original creators: Makoto Tezuka and Masami Yuki
Original character designer: Tetsuro Kasahara
Directors: Katsuyuki Motohiro (chief) and Tatsuo Satō[/b]
Written by: Jun'ichi Fujisaku
Music by: Noriyuki Asakura
Character designer: Takahiro Yoshimatsu
Chief animation director: Hideki Itō
3D director: Takaaki Sugano
Sound director: Yoshikazu Iwanami
Director of photography: Teppei Satō
Mechanical design by: Shinichi Miyazaki, Shinobu Tsuneki and Yoshihiro Ishimoto
Prop design by: Asuna Imahashi, Mebachi and Taiyō Yoshida
Background art by: Hiroshi Katō
Color key by: Miho Tanaka
Monitor graphics by: Takashi Aoki
Special effects by: Masahiro Murakami
Editing by: Yuki Honda
Studio: Production I.G, OLM Inc. and Signal.MD
Network: NHK
Opening theme: "Kaidoku Funō (解読不能 / Indecipherable)" by After the Rain
Ending theme: "Hikari no Hajimari (光のはじまり / The Beginning of the Light)" by Yoshino Nanjō
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Main cast: Umatarō Tenma (天馬午太郎) voiced by Yūichi Nakamura
Hiroshi Ochanomizu (お茶の水博士) voiced by Takuma Terashima
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A106 voiced by Satsuki Yukino
Supporting cast: Moriya Tsutsumi (堤茂理也) voiced by Takahiro Sakurai
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Motoko Tsutsumi (堤茂斗子) voiced by Mikako Komatsu
Ran Ochanomizu (お茶の水蘭) voiced by Ayane Sakura
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Shunsaku Ban (伴健作) voiced by Nobuo Tobita
Kensaku Ban (伴俊作) voiced by Kengo Kawanishi
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Dr. Lolo (Dr.ロロ) voiced by Mitsuki Saiga
Maria (マリア) voiced by Yoshino Nanjō
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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!

Atom: The Beginning...? a prequel to AstroBoy... I recently saw about 15 minutes of a recent film by that name on tv... kid's thing, though there was an undercurrent of rather 'adult' situations.. not that it was really dealt with, but mostly used as a backdrop for further actions to make the 'boy' fight the other robots... reminded me of Pinocchio.... which also could be made rather 'dark', depending upon the targeted audience. I was wondering what audience this 'seinen' project is really targeting.

for me it starts ok but, i would prefer the dark reboot Pluto animated instead -_-
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Scores of my Latest Top 20 Anime TV series, OVAs &/or Films:
1. Knight's & Magic - 10/10 (airing) B-
2. Fate/Apocrypha - 10/10 (airing) B+
3. Boku no Hero Academia 2nd Season - 9/10 (airing) B-
4. Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho - 9/10 (ongoing?) B-
5. Eromanga-sensei - 9/10 (ongoing?) B
6. Shūmatsu Nani Shitemasu ka? Isogashii... - 8/10 (og?) B+
7. Sakura Quest - 8/10 (airing) A
8. DanMachi Gaiden: Sword Oratoria - 8/10 (ongoing?) B+
9. Shingeki no Kyojin Season 2 - 8/10 (ongoing?) C-
10. Dragon Ball Super - 7/10 (airing) A+
11. Rokudenashi Majutsu Kōshi... Akashic Records - 7/10 (o) B
12. Shingeki no Bahamut: Virgin Soul - 7/10 (airing) B
13. Berserk: Millennium Falcon arc - 7/10 (ongoing?) C-
14. Atom: The Beginning - 6/10 (airing) A
15. Alice to Zouroku - 6/10 (ongoing?) A+
16. Re:Creators - 6/10 (recap special) B-
17. Kyoukai no Rinne 3rd Series - 5/10 (airing) A
18. Renai Boukun - 5/10 (ongoing?) B
19. Little Witch Academia - 5/10 (ongoing?) A-
20. The [email protected] Cinderella Girls Gekijou - 4/10 (ong?) A-
* Guilty pleasure: Natsume Yuujinchou Roku - 4/10 (ong?) A+

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