The spring 2017 anime series Atom the Beginning got itself some international streaming through HIDIVE when it debuted but the local streaming was handled by another service. Now, they’ve been able to secure additional streaming rights on the service as it’s open to viewers in the US and Canada with detailed territories list including US, GU, PR, AS, MP, VI, CA, PW, FM, MH.
Check out our review of the series.
The Japanese cast includes Yūichi Nakamura as Umatarō Tenma, Takuma Terashima as Hiroshi Ochanomizu, Yūki Inoue as A106, Takahiro Sakurai as Moriya Tsutsumi, Mikako Komatsu as Motoko Tsutsumi, Ayane Sakura as Ran Ochanomizu, Kengo Kawanishi as Kensaku Han, Nobuo Tobita as Shunsaku Han and Yoshino Nanjo as Maria.
The series has Katsyuki Motohiro as the chief director with Tatsuo Sato as the hands-on director working from the series composition by Junichi Fujisaku. It’s being animated by OLM, Production IG and Signal MD with Takahiro Yoshimatsu on character designs and Hideki Ito serving as the chief animation director. The manga has three volumes out as of this summer since beginning its serialization in Heroes magazine. The manga itself has Tezuka’s son Makoto supervising the work and Kasahara has been illustrating it based on the original plans by Masami Yuuki.
The opening theme is “Kaidoku Funō” by After the Rain while the ending theme is “Hikari no Hajimari” by Yoshino Nanjō.
Plot Concept: With no investor funding, Umataro Tenma and Hiroshi Ochanomizu must turn to odd jobs to fund their project: to build a humanoid robot that thinks and feels like a human being. When the two geniuses succeed in building A106, they start experimenting with his emotional capabilities right away. As they test to see if they truly can build a sentient robot, one question remains: will this robot become a god or a friend?