Naoki Urasawa’s sci-fi mystery manga PLUTO is getting an anime adaptation. An official website and Twitter account, which was launched as a part of the adaptation, revealed that PLUTO anime will release exclusively on Netflix in 2023.
To commemorate the announcement, Netflix’s official Twitter account dropped a 4-minute sneak-peek video of the anime series. Check it out below:
The Twitter account of PLUTO anime also revealed the main voice cast:
Shinshu Fuji as Gesicht, a high-performance detective robot
Yoko Hikasa as Atom, a robot virtually identical to a human
Minori Suzuki as Uran, Atom’s younger sister who has the ability to sense sadness
Comments from PLUTO manga’s original creators Naoki Urasawa, Takashi Nagasaki and Macoto Tezka have also been revealed.
Studio M2 is in charge of animating the upcoming PLUTO anime, while Genco is producing it. More information on the anime will be revealed at Anime Japan 2023, which will take place on March 25, 2023.
PLUTO is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Naoki Urasawa. It was serialized in Shogakukan’s Big Comic Original magazine from September 2003 to April 2009, with the chapters collected into eight tankobon volumes.
The series is based on Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy, specifically “The Greatest Robot on Earth” story arc, and named after the arc’s chief villain. Urasawa reinterprets the story as a suspenseful murder mystery starring Gesicht, a Europol robot detective trying to solve the case of a string of robot and human deaths.
Takashi Nagasaki is credited as the series’ co-author. Macoto Tezka, Osamu Tezuka’s son, supervised the series, and Tezuka Productions is listed as having given cooperation.
The series was licensed and released in English in North America by Viz Media under the name Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka.