Netflix has scheduled the release of Naoki Urasawa’s Pluto manga’s animated series in India for October 26, aligning it with its global premiere.
The anime is set to feature eight episodes, each spanning a substantial 60 minutes in duration.
The anime’s full staff includes:
- Directed by: Toshio Kawaguchi
- Character Design, Supervising Animation Director: Shigeru Fujita
- Executive Producers: Masao Maruyama, Taro Maki, Yuji Yamano
- CG & SFX Director: Takahiro Miyata
- Creative Advisor: Naoki Urasawa
- Sound Direction by: Masafumi Mima
- Animation Production by: Studio M2
- Produced by: GENCO
- Art Director: Chikako Shibata
- Cinematography by: Mitsuhiro Sato
- Music by: Yūgo Kanno
- Animation Directors: Kazunori Aoki, Itaru Saito
The Japanese cast members are:
- Yōko Hikasa as Atom
- Kōichi Yamadera as North No.2
- Shinshū Fuji as Gesicht
- Minori Suzuki as Uran
- Hiroki Yasumoto as Mont blanc
- Rikiya Koyama as Hercules
- Hidenobu Kiuchi as Brando
- Mamoru Miyano as Epsilon
- Toshihiko Seki as Pluto
- Hideyuki Tanaka as Brau-1589
- Kenyuu Horiuchi as President Alexander
- Romi Park as Helena
- Eizou Tsuda as Dr. Tenma
- Michio Hazama as Duncan
- Toshio Furukawa as Professor Ochanomizu
- Kazuhiro Yamaji as Professor Abullah
The Pluto manga, a collaborative work by Urasawa and producer Takashi Nagasaki, reimagines the universe found within Osamu Tezuka’s iconic Astro Boy manga.
Serialized in Shogakukan’s prestigious Big Comic Original magazine from 2003 to 2009, this gripping series spans eight compiled volumes. Notably, it has found its way onto bookshelves in 20 countries, including France and the United States. Viz Media, responsible for the English translation, introduces the story as follows:
In a distant future where highly advanced humanoid robots seamlessly blend into human society, an enigmatic force threatens the existence of the world’s seven most renowned robots.
The responsibility of unraveling these perplexing robot serial murders falls upon Gesicht, Europol’s most distinguished detective. However, there’s a twist – Gesicht himself is one of the seven intended targets.
In a significant development, Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment secured the film rights from Tezuka Productions back in 2010, with plans for an innovative live-action and computer-generated (CG) hybrid adaptation of Pluto in the works.
Source | Netflix