February 20, 2023
And again, Netflix is working on creating another anime adaptation for its portfolio. A post on Twitter has now confirmed this: The long-awaited anime series PLUTO based on the award-winning manga by Naoki Urasawa and Osamu Tezuka will be released on Netflix later this year.
After no new details on the anime adaptation have followed since the announcement at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2017, Netflix is getting the ball rolling again. Accordingly, the streaming giant will exclusively include the mystery series PLUTO in its catalog in autumn 2023 . The anime is being produced in collaboration with GENCO, Tezuka Productions and M2.
Mangaka Urasawa has previously spoken out, saying that he applauds the courage of everyone who takes up the challenge of making anime based on PLUTO . He is very excited about the creation of the new series and hopes that Osamu Tezuka's message will reach the world.
Three roles from the Japanese cast are also already known: Shinshu Fuji as Face, Yoko Hikasa as Atom and Minori Suzuki as Uran.
PLUTO is somewhat of a reinterpretation of the world portrayed by Osamu Tezuka in his Astro Boy manga. The series was published in Shogakukan's Big Comic Original magazine between 2003 and 2009 and was distributed in Germany by Carlsen Manga .
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PLUTO, the award-winning manga from Naoki Urasawa and Osamu Tezuka, is getting an anime adaptation! Based on Tezuka's legendary manga Astro Boy, the series will stream on Netflix in 2023. #PLUTO stars Shinshu Fuji (Face), Yoko Hikasa (Atom) and Minori Suzuki (Uranium). pic.twitter.com/B1mp1xBNjn
— Netflix Anime (@NetflixAnime) February 14, 2023
This is what PLUTO is about:
An ideal world where humans and robots coexist peacefully… But suddenly someone – or something – does it? – Hunt for the seven great robots of the world. The world famous robot Montblanc is the first to be destroyed. Interpol puts the investigating inspector in Düsseldorf on this strange and extremely complex case – until he realizes that he himself is one of the hunted…