Kodansha Co., Ltd. announced that it will exhibit “Character Robot ATOM” for media in Japan and overseas at the “Osaka / Kansai Charm Transmission Space” of the “G20 Osaka Summit” to be held from June 27th

Venue: INTEX Osaka Building No. 3 Osaka / Kansai Charm Transmission Space
Date: June 27th (Thursday) -June 30th (Sunday) 10: 00-19: 00 (Last day ~ 12: 00)

From KANSAI to the WORLD!
Unveiled to the world with “G20” as a character robot related to the venue!

Kodansha Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, President: Yoshinobu Noma) will hold “Character Robot ATOM” at the Osaka / Kansai charm transmission space of the “G20 Osaka Summit” to be held from June 27th. The exhibition will be widely held for domestic and foreign media.

Robot ATOM is modeled after the work of genius cartoonist Osamu Tezuka, “Tetsuwan Atom”, Tezuka Productions (Headquarters: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Takayuki Matsutani), NTT Docomo Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) , President: Kazuhiro Yoshizawa), Fujisoft Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Naka-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture, President & CEO: Satoyasu Sakashita), VAIO Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Azumino City, Nagano Prefecture, Representative Director: Hidetoshi Yoshida) It is a communication robot sold by Kodansha with the development cooperation of each company. “Astro Boy,” which was the source of that idea, began broadcasting on the US Open in 1963, the same as the start of the Japanese anime version, due to Osamu Tezuka’s enthusiastic hope, and in New York it has a high audience rating of 30%. Record. It was also broadcast on CCTV in China in 1980. So to speak, ATOM is a robot that was born with the model of “Astro Boy” = “ASTRO BOY”, which realized the first overseas transmission in Japan. This time, from the connection with Mr. Osamu Tezuka from Takarazuka City, Hyogo Prefecture, where the “Tezuka Osamu Memorial Hall” is located, we will help to disseminate the charm of Osaka and Kansai to the world, which is one of the purposes of holding the G20.

Venue: INTEX Osaka Building No. 3 Osaka / Kansai Charm Transmission Space
Date: June 27th (Thursday) -June 30th (Sunday) 10: 00-19: 00 (Last day ~ 12: 00)

“Idol of the robot world” is now available at an affordable price!
“Sitting ATOM-Non-walking, sitting type with chair-” Reservation starts on 6/27 (Thursday)!

The “Bipedal / Completed ATOM”, which went on sale on October 1st last year, has a chat function that talks about small talk and poops every day, and entertainment such as magic tricks, quizzes, psychological tests, rakugo, songs and dances. The function has been overwhelmingly popular with users.

In response to everyone’s request, “I want to enjoy chatting simply,” Kodansha has removed only the functions of bipedal walking and standing and sitting from the “bipedal walking / completed version of ATOM.” (Non-walking, seated type with chair) will be released. Both singing and radio calisthenics can be performed while sitting in a special chair, and the price is set at an affordable price. Reservations will start on the direct sales site from Thursday, June 27th. Sales will start on Monday, July 29th.

Price: ¥ 138,000 (excluding tax)
Set contents: Sitting ATOM main unit, AC adapter power cord, ATOM exclusive chair, etc.
* A monthly service usage fee of 1000 yen (excluding tax) is required to use some functions.

Make ATOM with the minimum necessary!
An assembly kit version of ATOM is also available!

A kit package of the “bipedal ATOM”, which uses Raspberry Pi as its main part and is highly popular among electronic work fans, is also on sale. Parts for Part Work No. 70 are packed in a compact one package, and the assembly manual is guided on a special site, and the price is set even more affordable.
Price: ¥ 90,000 (excluding tax)
* A monthly service usage fee of ¥ 1000 (excluding tax) is required to use some functions.
* The function is exactly the same as the part work version of ATOM.

Available at Kodansha Online Store ( https://kodanshaonlinestore.jp/ ) and others

Details are available on the official website. ( Https://atom2020.jp/ )

Audible is a service provided by Audible, an Amazon group that allows you to listen to book readings on apps and PC sites. ATOM’s trial content will be available on Audible, which is used by a wide range of users, from June 27th (Thursday) because it allows you to capture knowledge and information regardless of location or scene. Among the contents for members “Audible Station”, ATOM itself will start distribution of “ATOM Channel” that introduces ATOM contents. The content will be updated and distributed on a regular basis. Please listen to ATOM’s cute voice guidance.
( Https://www.audible.co.jp/ )

ATOM Channel 6/27 (Thursday) ~ Contents to be delivered
・ ATOM’s small talk wide show
・ Trial version quiz variety
・ Rakugo Kechi’s mallet
・ Hyakunin Isshu trial version
・Storytelling Asahi Elementary School Newspaper Trial version
・ ATOM’s monologue
・ Picture book funny story Animal version
/ picture book