Naoki Urasawa’s PLUTO Gets Anime Release On Netflix In 2023

The anime will stream exclusively on Netflix


Naoki Urasawa’s manga PLUTO is getting an anime adaptation. The news was announced on the official Twitter and a special website made for PLUTO.

The anime will be streamed exclusively on Netflix. Netflix also released a 4-minute sneak peek trailer of the anime.

A Key Visual for the anime has been released as well:

Pluto Key Visual

Naoki Urasawa and Takashi Nagasaki also issued comments about the series:



Shogakukan’s website for the Big Comic series of magazines had also begun listing an anime for Naoki Urusawa’s PLUTO on Tuesday.

In 2017, GENCO’s booth at the MIFA film market, Annecy International Animation Film Festival had listed the manga for an anime adaptation as well.

However, the anime adaptation was never made official. According to GENCO, Studio M2 was producing the anime at the time.

Masao Maruyama, the representative director at studio M2 also served as the producer of Urasawa’s Monster, Master Keaton, and Yawara! when working at Madhouse Studios.

The Pluto manga is Urasawa and producer Takashi Nagasaki‘s seinen drama re-imagining of the world depicted in Osamu Tezuka‘s manga Astro Boy.

The series ran in Shogakukan‘s Big Comic Original magazine from 2003 to 2009, and it has been compiled into 8 book volumes.

The manga has been translated and published in 20 countries including France and the United States.

Viz Media, which released the manga in North America, describes the story:

In a distant future where sentient humanoid robots pass for human, someone or something is out to destroy the seven great robots of the world. Europol’s top detective Gesicht is assigned to investigate these mysterious robot serial murders – the only catch is that he himself is one of the seven targets.

Source: Twitter