Atom the Beginning Episode 1 Review: Birth of the Mighty Atom

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Do you know Astro Boy? Of course you do. Have you seen his series? The good news is that even if you haven’t, you can jump right into the action without having that feeling that you’re missing something. This is a prequel to Osamu Tezuka’s masterpiece, and even if Episode 1 of Atom the Beginning seemed a bit too childish, give it the benefit of the doubt. I am sure that the show is going to surpass those first cheesy moments and give us a story that we will remember for a long time.

Then, we can binge-watch Astro Boy all over again.

Japanese Title: 鉄腕起動

What is this Anime about

Atom The Beginning is based on a sci-fi manga series by Tetsuro Kasahara with writing contributions by Makoto Tezuka and Masami Yuki. It is a prequel to Osamu Tezuka’s classic Astro Boy (Mighty Atom). It depicts the events until the birth of our familiar robot boy. It began serialization in Shogakukan’s Monthly Hero’s magazine on 1 December 2014.

The story follows the two genius scientists Umatarō Tenma and Hiroshi Ochanomizu, as they spent their time researching robots and their potential to become either a god, according to Tenma, or

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