Naoki Urasawa’s Seinen Manga Masterpiece ‘PLUTO’ Confirmed for Anime Adaptation: Release Date, Plot, and Staff Revealed!

Fans of the seinen genre are in a state of excitement as the highly anticipated manga series, PLUTO, is set to receive an anime adaptation. The Anime Expo 2023 has provided us with essential updates, and here is everything we know about the PLUTO anime.

Created by Naoki Urasawa, the acclaimed author of Monster and 20th Century Boys, PLUTO is a seinen manga set in a futuristic world where humans and robots coexist. While originally intended as a reimagination of Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy, Urasawa took the concept and developed a much darker and intricate storyline.

The plot of the PLUTO anime revolves around Gesicht, a German robot who bears a striking resemblance to a human and serves as an inspector for Europol. Gesicht embarks on a mission to solve a series of murders involving both robots and humans, presenting a powerful message against war, emphasizing that peace is the ultimate solution to end all suffering. Urasawa hopes that, like Tezuka’s Astro Boy, the adaptation of his work will convey this message effectively.

During the Anime Expo, fans were treated to a two-minute teaser trailer, showcasing visually stunning scenes and action-packed sequences, while also introducing the major characters of the series.

PLUTO Official Teaser Trailer

Exciting news accompanied the teaser trailer, as the official release date for PLUTO was announced. The anime is scheduled to start streaming on Thursday, October 26, 2023, making it a part of the fall anime lineup. The series will consist of eight 60-minute episodes, a format that deviates from the industry norm, promising a unique viewing experience. PLUTO will be available for streaming globally on Netflix.

The animation for PLUTO will be handled by Studio M2, with production being managed by GENCO. Makoto Tezuka, the son of Osamu Tezuka, will oversee the project, while Naoki Urasawa will serve as the creative advisor.

Toshio Kawaguchi will take on the role of director for the series, supported by Shigeru Fujita as the character designer and Yugo Kanno as the composer of the music. Judging from the footage in the trailer, it is evident that the staff is dedicated to delivering a high-quality adaptation of PLUTO.

Voice Actor/ActressCharacters
Masahide FujiGesicht
Yoko HikasaAtom
Minori SuzukiUranium
Hiroki YasumotoMont Blanc
Koichi YamaderaNorth 2
Hidenobu KiuchiBrand
Rikiya KoyamaHercules
Mamoru MiyanoEpsilon
Toshihiko SekiPluto
Japanese Cast

Fans can look forward to watching PLUTO on Netflix starting October 26. In the meantime, they can explore the manga series to get a glimpse of what the anime has in store. Given the success of the adaptation of Urasawa’s Monster, it is expected that PLUTO will also captivate viewers.

That concludes the information we have so far. Stay tuned for more news and updates on your favorite anime. With great expectations surrounding the series, considering it is the second manga by Naoki Urasawa to receive an anime adaptation, PLUTO is set to make a significant impact on the industry.

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