On Tuesday, Netflix began streaming a two-minute main trailer for the forthcoming anime adaptation of Naoki Urasawa’s Pluto manga.
The official Twitter account of the streaming site also released a new key visual. You can check both below:
The anime will have eight episodes that will be 60 minutes long.
Pluto will be released on October 26, 2023. Prior to release, a screening will be held at a venue in Tokyo on October 20.
The anime’s staff includes:
- Executive Producers: Masao Maruyama, Taro Maki, and Yuji Yamano
- Directed by: Toshio Kawaguchi
- Character Design, Supervising Animation Director: Shigeru Fujita
- Creative Advisor: Naoki Urasawa
- Animation Directors: Kazunori Aoki, Itaru Saito
- CG and SFX Director: Takahiro Miyata
- Art Director: Chikako Shibata
- Cinematography by: Mitsuhiro Sato
- Sound Direction by: Masafumi Mima
- Music by: Yugo Kanno
- Animation Production by: Studio M2
- Produced by: GENCO
The Japanese cast members are:
- Shinshū Fuji as Gesicht
- Yoko Hikasa as Atom
- Minori Suzuki as Uran
- Hiroki Yasumoto as Mont Blanc
- Koichi 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 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 humans, 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.