The award-winning manga PLUTO, based on the The Greatest Robot on Earth arc from Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy, has an early anime adaptation that Netflix officially confirmed.
The series will debut later this year and is produced by GENCO with animation by Studio M2.
What is the Pluto Manga Series About?
Let’s take a summary of the upcoming manga series.
Pluto turns the arc of Tezuka’s “World’s Greatest Robot” into a murder investigation in which Gesicht, a German robot inspector for Europol, serves as the lead detective.
The show examines the anti-war and pro-peace themes, showing the suffering on each side and emphasizing that there isn’t any other way but through peace.
Pluto is an eight-episode volume series that first appeared in Big Comic Original from September 2003 to April 2009. The series has sold over 8.5 million copies and won critical approval for its plot and its compelling ideas.
In addition, according to Anime News Network, the inventor of Pluto, Naoki Urasawa, expressed delight for the upcoming adaptation and praised those who took on the challenge of making an anime based on Pluto.
Pluto will be under the supervision of Macoto Tezuka, the late Astro Boy manga creator Osamu Tezuka’s son, eagerly anticipating the results of the new wave of animation. In 2023, Pluto is scheduled to make its debut on Netflix.
The Japanese voice cast of “Pluto” and its fanbase.
The next series will be a suspense drama set in a peaceful coexistence of humans and robots in a neo-futuristic society.
The acclaimed manga will also feature some great voice actors. Shinshu Fuji, Minor Suzukiand Yoko Hikasa are some of the Japanese voice actors. Pluto was adapted for the stage in 2015, and in 2018 it toured Japan and Europe.
A sneak peek at the “PLUTO” manga teaser.
Urasawa reimagined the popular Astro Boy series by Osamu Tezuka as the Pluto manga. More exactly, it reinvents the narrative arc of The Greatest Robot on Earth.
However, rather than Tezuka’s original action-adventure shonen style, Urasawa reimagines the arc as a murder-mystery thriller.
The first teaser of the Pluto anime adaptation, which yet again modernizes the feel and look of the original manga series, has just been made available on Netflix.
The four-minute trailer features fast-paced action, a frigid but stunningly charming technology-focused future, and a curated adult-focused design. It is based on the manga series written and drawn by Takashi Nagasaki and Naoki Urasawa.
Also, it sets violent battle and other action-packed sequences of the series to music without any spoken words.
In a world where people and machines are virtually indistinguishable, he is among the seven targets, starting a game of cat and mouse between Gesicht and someone or something.
Because of its fundamental identity as Astro Boy relling, the manga series is adored by fans of all ages, spanning the generational divide. The rumored anime adaptation is anticipated to follow suit.