The official Twitter account of upcoming PLUTO anime, which is based on Naoki Urasawa’s manga of the same name, revealed 7 more cast members on Sep 6, 2023.
Newly announced cast includes:
- Hideyuki Tanaka as Brau-1589
- Romi Park as Helena
- Toshio Furukawa as Professor Ochanomizu
- Eizou Tsuda as Dr. Tenma
- Kazuhiro Yamaji as Professor Abullah
- Michio Hazama as Duncan
- Kenyuu Horiuchi as President Alexander
Other cast includes:
- Shinshu Fuji as Gesicht
- Yoko 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
PLUTO anime will release exclusively on Netflix on Oct 26, 2023, and will consist of 60 minute episodes.
Studio M2 is in charge of animating the upcoming PLUTO anime, and Genco is producing it.
Toshio Kawaguchi is directing the series, with Urasawa serving as creative advisor, Shigeru Fujita designing the characters and serving as supervising animation director, and Yugo Kanno composing the music.
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.