Pluto is an upcoming anime series based on the manga of the same name by Naoki Urasawa and Takashi Nagasaki, which is a reimagining of the classic Astro Boy story “The Greatest Robot on Earth” by Osamu Tezuka.
The manga ran from 2003 to 2009 and received critical acclaim for its dark and mature take on Tezuka’s work’s iconic characters and themes. The anime adaptation was announced in 2020 and has been eagerly awaited by Urasawa and Tezuka fans.
When Will Pluto Anime Premiere?
Netflix Anime reveals the official release date for Pluto, to premiere on Friday, October 26, 2023. Netflix has also released a sneak peek of the series, which shows Gesicht in action against a swarm of nanobots and a glimpse of Pluto himself. Fans can expect a full trailer to be released soon, as Pluto will be featured at Anime Japan 2023 in March.
PLUTO will be streaming exclusively on Netflix this Oct 26:
#PLUTO will be streaming exclusively on Netflix this Oct 26.
— Netflix Anime (@NetflixAnime) July 14, 2023
Pluto is a must-watch for Astro Boy, Naoki Urasawa fans, and sci-fi anime. The series will offer a fresh and modern take on Tezuka’s iconic characters and story while staying true to his vision and philosophy. Pluto will be available to stream on Netflix later this year.
Pluto’s official trailer reveals the release date, watch the trailer below:
What is Pluto Anime About?
Pluto is set in a futuristic world where humans and robots coexist, but not always peacefully. The story follows Gesicht, a robot detective who works for Europol, as he investigates a series of mysterious murders of famous robots worldwide.
He soon discovers that the culprit is a mysterious robot named Pluto, connected to Atom, a young boy considered the most advanced and powerful robot ever created. As Gesicht tries to stop Pluto’s rampage, he also uncovers a sinister plot involving a secret organization, a global war, and the fate of humanity and robotkind.
Pluto is a sci-fi thriller that explores themes such as identity, morality, justice, war, and love. It pays homage to Tezuka’s original vision while also adding Urasawa’s own style and twists. The anime promises to be faithful to the manga while enhancing it with stunning visuals and sound.
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Who Are the Cast and Crew of Pluto Anime?
The Pluto anime is produced by Genco, a Japanese animation studio that has worked on titles such as Sword Art Online, Slayers, and Danganronpa. The director is Makoto Tezuka, the son of Osamu Tezuka and an acclaimed filmmaker himself. Takashi Nagasaki, who co-authored the manga with Urasawa, wrote the script.
The music is composed by Yoko Kanno, a legendary composer who has worked on anime such as Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, and Macross Frontier.
The voice cast of Pluto includes:
- Shinshuu Fuji as Gesicht, a robot detective who works for Europol
- Youko Hikasa as Atom is a young robot boy considered the most advanced and powerful robot ever created.
- Minori Suzuki as Uran, Atom’s robot sister who has psychic abilities
- Other cast members have not been revealed yet.
Pluto is one of the most anticipated anime series for 2023, as it brings together two of the most influential manga artists in history: Osamu Tezuka and Naoki Urasawa. Astro Boy and Monster fans can look forward to a thrilling and emotional story that will challenge their views on humanity and robots.