Atom the Beginning is a prequel manga that tells the origin story before Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy. Its first three episodes are available for free on the official website of Monthly Heros.
Atom the Beginning features the early days of two brilliant roboticists, Professor Ochanomizu and Dr. Tenma’s, in a near-future Japan that has suffered an unexplained catastrophic disaster.
Here are the creators involved in this origin story of Astro Boy:
Manga: Tetsuro Kasahara, best known for RIDEBACK, Zad Runner
Concept Work: Masami Yuki, best known for Birdy the Mighty: Decode, Patlabor the Mobile Police
Supervising Editor: Makoto Tezuka, Osamu Tezuka’s son who is best known for Hakuchi (Movie)
The comic will be adapted into an anime series and the broadcast will begin during the Spring 2017 season via NHK General TV. This is the announced staff:
General Director: Katsuyuki Motohiro, best known for Bayside Shakedown, PSYCHO-PASS
Director: Tatsuo Sato, best known for Bodacious Space Pirates
Series Composition: Junichi Fujisaku, best known for BLOOD+
Atom the Beginning also appeared on the cover of the latest issue of Monthly Heros, released on December 1.