Atom the Beginning Promo Streamed & Story Details Revealed

Tezuka Productions has recently opened an official website for the anime adaptation for the Atom the Beginning manga series.   The website revealed the first trailer for the anime series.  The series will launch in Japan in 2017.  The promo video features the tagline “, This is a previously untold ‘episode zero’ story leading up to the birth of Astro Boy.” 

ANN provided a translation for the text featured in the trailer.

  • Text: Original Concept: Osamu Tezuka
  • Text: Project Planning Collaboration & Supervision: Makoto Tezuka
  • Concept Works: Masami Yuuki
  • Manga: Tetsuro Kasahara
  • Text: Artificial Intelligence + ego-consciousness
  • Text: Bewußtsein [consciousness]
  • Text: Chief Director: Katsuyuki Motohiro (Psycho-Pass)
  • Text: Director: Tatsuo Sato (Bodacious Space Pirates)
  • Text: Series Script Supervisor: Jun’ichi Fujisaku (Blood+)
  • Text: Animation Production: OLM, Production I.G, Signal.MD
  • Text: Two young geniuses …
  • Text: A robot that each one aspired to make
  • Text: Umatarō Tenma
  • Text: God: A lifeform that surpasses humanity
  • Text: Hiroshi Ochanomizu
  • Text: Friend: An entity equal to humanity
  • Text: Is a heart necessary for a robot?
  • Narration & Text: This is a previously untold ‘episode zero’ story leading up to the birth of Astro Boy.
  • Narration & Text: Atom The Beginning
  • Text: Spring 2017
  • Text: TV anime set to air on NHK-General!

The series takes place in Japan 30 years before the events of Astro Boy.   In order to combat the dangers of the world caused by robots and natural disasters, two scientists Umataro Tenma and Hiroshi Ochanomizu work to together to create a humanoid robot called A106.  Tenma plans to turn A106 into a “god” while Ochanomizu wants it to be a “friend.”  What will become of A106?

The production team consist of:

  • Osamu Tezuka – Original Work
  • Makoto Tezuka – Project Planning Cooperation and Supervision
  • Masami Yuuki – Concept Works
  • Tezuka Productions – Cooperation
  • Katsuyuki Motohiro – Chief Director
  • Tatsuo Sato – Director
  • Jun’ichi Fujisaku – Series Composition
  • OLM, Production I.G, Signal.MD – Animation Production
  • Takahiro Yoshimatsu – Character Designer
  • Shinobu Tsuneki, Yoshihiro Ishimoto, Shinichi Miyazaki – Mechanical Designers
  • Mebara, Asuna Imahashi, Taiyō Yoshida – Prop Designers
  • Hideki Ito – Chief Animation Director
  • Miho Tanaka – Color Key
  • Hiroshi Katō – Art
  • Takaaki Sugano – 3DCG Director
  • Takashi Aoki – Monitor Graphics
  • Masahiro Murakami – Special Effects
  • Teppei Satō – Director of Photography
  • Yūki Honda – Editing
  • Yoshikazu Iwanami – Sound Director
  • Noriyuki Asakura – Music

Source: ANN, Official Website

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