ATOM: The Beginning is an aesthetically striking series that blazes its own trail and also speaks to fans of the iconic Astro Boy and God of Manga Osamu Tezuka. It’s a story chock-full of both heart and humor for fans of action-packed science fiction, robots, and manga.
ATOM: The Beginning is an original manga based on the God of Manga Osamu Tezuka’s world-famous series Astro Boy. It works both as a prequel to the original series, telling the stories of the developers of the artificial intelligence that would eventually give birth to the iconic Atom, and as a stand-alone sci-fi manga about the turbulent lives of two robotic engineering students and their latest revolutionary project: the unassuming yet insanely strong A106, or “Six.”
About the Author
Osamu Tezuka was a Japanese manga artist, cartoonist, and animator whose revolutionary comics earned him the title of manga no kamisama (“God of Manga”). His body of work is one of the largest and most prolific in all of Japanese culture, and he produced several of the country’s greatest drawn stories for both children and adults, including the iconic Astro Boy, Kimba the White Lion, Black Jack, Dororo, Message to Adolf, and Princess Knight. Tezuka passed away in 1989.
Masami Yuuki is a manga artist and member of the artist group Headgear. He is most known for his celebrated manga series Mobile Police Patlabor, which has spawned many spin-offs and adaptations into anime, movies, live-action projects, novels, video games, and more.
Tetsuro Kasahara is a manga artist whose body of work revolves mostly around the robot and mecha genres. One of his most famous works, RideBack, was adapted into an anime in 2009. Now, he is focusing on ATOM: The Beginning, a prequel to Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy.
"This is a fantastic read; it's a must if you love Astro Boy, and nevertheless strongly recommended for everyone else. 4 out of 5 stars!" - Jean-Karlo Lemus, Anime News Network
"The art style is really clean and crisp." - Maddogg Comics "a must-have volume for Manga fans, especially Astro Boy fans. The action is intense, the mysteries are intriguing, and oodles of heart permeate every page. 9.5/10" Comical Opinions
"It’s a new spin on a classic series" - ICV2
"If you’re an Astro Boy fan, the incoming twists and turns will be super exciting. Even if you’re not, it’s great sci-fi with lots of action and—naturally—lots of heart." Otaku USA Magazine
"ATOM: The Beginning has crisp and clean linework that readers will appreciate and seems a stellar start to a new take on a sci-fi classic." - Comic Book
"Delivers an enjoyable opening ... likable characters and an intriguing larger story." - But Why Tho
"The action sequences and robot designs are freaking awesome. I really enjoyed this!" - Near Mint Condition
"Fun, action-packed and immensely likeable, this is an absolutely blinding start to a series. It races out of the blocks and smashes it right off the bat." - Mainly Manga
"The artwork from Tetsuro Kasahara is visually dramatic creating a visual tapestry that seamlessly sews the written words and visuals together creating a creative masterpiece. 5 out of 5!" - Get Your Comic On
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