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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 -_-
April fools day: Dragon Ball -a: Android #18, s: Goku & Vegeta
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Scores of my Latest Top 15 Anime TV series, OVAs &/or Films:
1. Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu: Sukeroku Fut... - 10/10 A
2. Shingeki no Kyojin Season 2 - 10/10 (airing) B+
3. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 - 9/10 (ong?) B
4. Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon - 9/10 (airing) B
5. Sangatsu no Lion - 8/10 (ongoing?) C-
6. Masamune-kun no Revenge - 8/10 (ongoing?) A
7. Fuuka - 8/10 (ongoing?) B-
8. Tales of Zestiria the X 2nd season - 7/10 (airing) B+
9. Demi-chan wa Kataritai - 7/10 (ongoing?) A+
10. Seiren - 7/10 (ongoing?) B
11. Little Witch Academia - 6/10 (airing) A-
12. Boku no Hero Academia 2nd Season - 6/10 (recap) A-
13. Dragon Ball Super - 5/10 (airing) A+
14. Reikenzan Eichi e no Shikaku - 5/10 (ongoing?) B-
15. Rewrite 2nd Season: Moon-hen / Terra-hen - 4/10 C-
*G. pleasure: Ao no Exorcist Kyoto Fujouou-hen - 4/10 (o?) B-

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