Shogakukan Lists Anime Based On Naoki Urasawa’s Pluto As Netflix Exclusive


It was one of the biggest announcements of the week, Netflix released a new teaser trailer for Naoki Urasawa and Takashi Nagasaki’s Seinen Drama, Pluto. A reimagining of the world that was depicted in Osamu Tezuka’s Manga Series, Astro Boy. Now, Shogakukan has announced something that has fans talking.

Shogakukan recently listed on their Big Comics Bro Magazine’s Website has teased that the newly announced Pluto series will be a Netflix Exclusive.

According to Anime News Network’s Crystalyn Hodgkins, GENCO’s Booth at the MIFA Film Market at the 2017 Annecy International Film Festival had a listing that mentioned that the manga would be getting an anime adaption but was not formally announced at that time. During that time, GENCO mentioned that Studio M2 was producing the anime. Masao Maruyama, who is the representative director at Studio M2, served as producer for the anime adaptions of Monster, Master Keaton, and Yarawa! Manga when he worked at Madhouse Studios.

Pluto Volume One Cover
Image Credit: Viz Media

The Series ran in Shogakukan’s Big Comic Original Magazine from 2003 to 2009 and has compiled eight book volumes. This series has been translated and published in twenty different countries, which include France and the United States. Viz Media released the manga in North America. As for the anime series, it will be released in 2023. Anime News Network has exclusive comments from Urasawa regarding the series announcement.


In an ideal world where man and robots coexist, someone or something has destroyed the powerful Swiss robot, Mont Blanc. Elsewhere a key figure in a robot rights group is murdered. The two incidents appear to be unrelated…except for one very conspicuous clue – the bodies of both victims have been fashioned into some sort of bizarre collage complete with makeshift horns placed by the victims’ heads. Interpol assigns robot detective Gesicht to this most strange and complex case – and he eventually discovers that he too, as one of the seven great robots of the world, is one of the targets.

Source: Anime News Network

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