Before The Anime Premiere, Urasawa’s “Pluto” Finally Gets A Trailer

Naoki Urasawa is a mastermind in the field of crime thriller manga. Monster, 20th Century Boys, and Asadora are just a few of the works he’s responsible for that have the power to hypnotize even the brightest of brains.

Fans of Urasawa’s prior works had been hoping for an anime adaptation ever since Monster, and with Pluto, their wish came true. Almost all fans of crime fiction are going to lose their minds when they learn that Pluto will be adapted into an anime.

Netflix confirmed the premiere date of its Pluto anime adaptation based on the manga by Naoki Urasawa on October 26 during its appearance at Anime Expo. Everyone on the team and on the cast was outed during the event. The length of each of the anime’s eight episodes is 60 minutes.

There is also a brand new trailer that serves as a teaser.

The anime’s setting is briefly described in the trailer. This seems like a future time where robots are commonplace. The preview then cuts to scenes of a person and a robot being killed in separate locations.

No one can tell if the murderer is human or mechanical based on the horns left at the scene. We also learn that the culprit may be a hybrid of human and mechanical elements. The tale will revolve around how our protagonists figure out this puzzle.

Studio Genco, creators of the popular anime “High School DD,” will make the show. The remainder of the cast and crew were also introduced in the teaser. This is the list.

PositionStaffOther Works
DirectorToshio Kawaguchi Princess Mononoke
Animation ProductionGencoHigh School D×D
Series CompositionYoko YonaiyamaUma Yuru
Character DesignShigeru FujitaMonster
Music ComposerYugo KannoPsycho-Pass

This is the team who will be animating the “Pluto” series.

CharacterCastOther Works
GesichtShinshu FujiAs Saotome Zenjūrō in Beelzebub
AtomYoko HikasaAs Kyouko Kirigiri in “Danganronpa: Kibō no Gakuen to Zetsubō no Kōkōse
UranMinori SuzukiAs Rosina in Ascendance of the Book Worm
Mont BlancHiroki YasumotoAs Sado Yasutora in Bleach
North No.2Koichi YamaderaAs Shoyo Yoshida in Gintama
BrandoHidenobu KiuchiAs Hei in Darker than Black
HerculesRikiya KoyamaAs Yukichi Fukuzawa in Bungou Stray Dogs
EpsilonMamoru MiyanoAs Osamu Dazai in Bungo Stray Dogs
PlutoToshihiko SekiAs Muzan Kibutsuji in Demon Slayer

If the adaptation of Pluto is successful, it will be one of the best crime-mystery anime ever made. Conflict, treachery, intrigue, and unexpected turns abound. Take my word for it. Make sure to keep an eye on it.


Naoki Urasawa created the manga Pluto and drew the accompanying artwork. From 2003 until 2009, it ran in Shogakukan’s Big Comic Original magazine. In 2023, an anime adaptation of the manga will debut.

The protagonist of this manga is a robot detective named Gesicht, who is looking into a series of robot murders. When Gesicht learns that he, too, may be on the killer’s hit list, things grow much more tricky.

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