The main cast for the Spring 2017 TV anime Atom: The Beginning has been revealed. Umatarou Tenma will be voiced by Yuuichi Nakamura, Professor Ochanomizu will be voiced by Takuma Terashima, and the robot A106 will be voiced by Yuuki Inoue.
All character designs were based on the original drawing by Osamu Tezuka. The production will also hold a stage event called AnimeJapan 2017. Yuuichi Nakamura and Yuuki Inoue will talk about the anime and share all the latest info with the fans.
Keep on reading for all the character illustrations and comments from the cast members.
Cast and Character Info
Umatarou Tenma (VA: Yuuichi Nakamura)
Umatarou Tenma is a Masters student who studies robotics in the No.7 laboratory at Nerima University. He is a genius and is absolutely proud of his creativity and his technique, so he comes across arrogant at times. However, he gets along with Ochanomizu somehow and they are studying together. The voice actor for Umatarou Tenma is Yuuichi Nakamura who starred in the anime Drifters among other titles. This time, he will be playing the important role as the engineer who will invent Astroboy later on.
Yuuichi Nakamura Comment
‘Astroboy is an anime that many people will have heard of even if they haven’t seen it. I wasn’t born in the generation where the original manga and anime was created. However, I know what Atom looks like. Aren’t you excited to know how Atom was invented and even the story before he was born? I will do my best to voice this important 2017 work. I look forward to it!’
Ochanomizu Hakase (VA: Takuma Terashima)
Ochanomizu is also a Masters student. He is kind and friendly. His trademarks are his curly hair and his round nose, and he always supports Umatarou when he is out of control. Young Professor Ochanomizu will be voiced by Takuma Terashima who starred in Uta no Prince Sama.
Takuma Terashima Comment
‘I still can’t believe that I can voice such a famous character, Ochanomizu Hakase! I will do my best to voice young Hakase who is full of energy and always dreaming about future science. I was excited to read every single volume of manga when each one was published. As part of the anime, I will put all my effort into making the anime adaption as exciting as the manga.’
A106 (VA: Yuuki Inoue)
A106 is the sixth robot of the A10 series which is made by Tenma and Ochanomizu. A106 is programmed with the system called ‘Bewusstsein system’ which is the theme of the No.7 laboratory. Bewusstsein is a German term meaning ‘self-awareness’. The system was developed to provide robots autonomous behavior by putting self-awareness as a system. The voice actor is Yuuki Inoue who will also appear in the new summer anime Tenshi no 3P!
Yuuki Inoue Comment
‘I’m Yuuki Inoue and I will voice A106. I was very happy to be accepted as the voice actor for A106. A106 isn’t known as the character who becomes Atom in the future but his existence will definitely help invent Atom. I’m happy to voice an important character even though I don’t have much experience. So, I will sincerely face my role and challenge myself to make even better anime.’
TV Anime ‘Atom: The Beginning’
Atom: The Beginning will start airing this Spring 2017 via NHK General TV.