PLUTO Anime, an Original Net Animation that will show on Netflix, received crucial developments during the much-awaited Anime Expo 2023 event. The anime adaptation of Naoki Urasawa’s self-titled seinen manga, known for his works such as Monster and 20th Century Boys, was announced in 2017.
On Saturday at Anime Expo, Netflix revealed that the animated adaptation of Naoki Urasawa’s Pluto manga would premiere on October 26. The event also made the cast and staff roster public.
PLUTO Anime Trailer and Key Visual
In addition, Anime Expo 2023 pleased followers of the show with an incredible teaser trailer for the transfer. The release date of the PLUTO anime, which will now be included in the Fall anime program, delighted many fans more than the teaser trailer’s beauty.
Netflix will release Pluto on October 26, 2023. When it comes to the modern, technological world, check out the new Netflix teaser down below.
Fans can see in under two minutes how Netflix’s PLUTO Anime will adapt Urasawa’s stunning seinen manga by watching the official teaser video. In the trailer’s opening scene, which shows Inspector Gesicht being notified of two murders, it is clear that the graphics are astounding.
The first victim was a Swiss robot, while the second was a German man named Bernard Lanke. The killings happened in many nations. Gesicht begins to hypothesize that the same individual may have killed both victims because there were some “horns” left on both bodies.
The Europol investigator questions how a person could murder Mont Blanc, the robot who was the first victim of the series of homicides, given how robust his body was. However, he makes the assumption that no robot could ever be the culprit because no one built robots to carry out that task.
The remainder of the trailer features more prominent series members including North No. 2, Atom, and Uran. It is hinted that the lines separating people and robots are blurring to the point that they can no longer be distinguished.
Gesicht questions how far evolution can go in the midst of this. The inspector suddenly realizes that a robot may be to blame for the succession of killings.
The PLUTO Anime series logo comes shortly after that, and additional quick-paced action sequences follow. A stunned Gesicht confesses in the teaser’s concluding scene that he is unable to discern the difference between a person and a robot.
PLUTO Anime Cast and Staff
The anime’s full staff includes:
- Executive Producers: Masao Maruyama, Taro Maki, Yuji Yamano
- Directed by: Toshio Kawaguchi
- Character Design, Supervising Animation Director: Shigeru Fujita
- Creative Advisor: Naoki Urasawa
- Animation Directors: Kazunori Aoki, Itaru Saito
- CG & SFX Director: Takahiro Miyata
- Art Director: Chikako Shibata
- Cinematography by: Mitsuhiro Sato
- Sound Direction by: Masafumi Mima
- Music by: Yūgo Kanno
- Animation Production by: Studio M2
- Produced by: GENCO
The Japanese cast members are:
- Shinshū Fuji as Gesicht
- Yōko Hikasa as Atom
- Minori Suzuki as Uran
- Hiroki Yasumoto as Mont blanc
- Kōichi Yamadera as North No.2
- Hidenobu Kiuchi as Brando
- Rikiya Koyama as Hercules
- Mamoru Miyano as Epsilon
- Toshihiko Seki as Pluto
The Pluto manga is a seinen drama adaptation by Urasawa and producer Takashi Nagasaki of the universe that appears in Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy comic. The series, which contains eight collected book volumes, appeared in Shogakukan’s Big Comic Original magazine from 2003 to 2009. Twenty nations, including France and the United States, have published the manga in translation.
PLUTO Anime Storyline
The Astro Boy manga by Osamu Tezuka, notably the “The Greatest Robot on Earth” arc, is the inspiration for the Pluto manga. From September 2003 through April 2009, Pluto appeared in Shogakukan’s Big Comic Original magazine as a serial.
The manga has an English license from Viz Media, which describes the first volume as follows:
“In an ideal world where man and robots coexist, someone or something has destroyed the powerful Swiss robot, Mont Blanc.
Elsewhere a key figure in a robot rights group is murdered. The two incidents appear to be unrelated…except for one very conspicuous clue – the bodies of both victims have been fashioned into some sort of bizarre collage complete with makeshift horns placed by the victims’ heads.
Interpol assigns robot detective Gesicht to this most strange and complex case – and he eventually discovers that he too, as one of the seven great robots of the world, is one of the targets.”
PLUTO Anime Manga
PLUTO is Naoki Urasawa’s seinen manga that reimagines Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy shonen series in a futuristic society where humans and robots coexist. Gesicht, a German robot with a human appearance that works as an inspector for Europol, is the main character in the story as she seeks to investigate the unexplained series of robot and human fatalities worldwide.
The same backdrop was used by Urasawa to create a darker and more complicated tale, which will now be animated by Studio M2 with production handled by GENCO and project management by Makoto Tezuka, the son of Osamu Tezuka.
Netflix will start streaming The PLUTO Anime on October 26, 2023. The show emphasizes that achieving peace is the only way to put an end to suffering for all parties concerned and that conflict is never the answer. According to reports, Urasawa wishes for the PLUTO anime to win people over and spread Osamu Tezuka’s message of peace throughout the world.
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Frequently Asked Question
Does Pluto only available on Netflix?
The show is being animated by Studio M2, and GENCO will be in charge of production. The animation will only be available on Netflix starting on October 26th in every country.