Earlier that year, Netflix presented a preview of the upcoming anime PLUTO, adapted from the original manga by Naoki Urasawa and Takashi Nagasaki based on Osamu Tezuki’s Astro Boy: The Greatest Robot on Earth, an arc published in 1964. As part of Astro Boy manga
The new Netflix anime marks the first animated adaptation of “PLUTO” and also marks the 60th anniversary of the release of the first Astro Boy television animation. The 8-episode series is directed by Masao Maruyama, founder of the animation studio MAPPA, as well as a member of the original Astro Boy crew.
Watch the official trailer above and read the official synopsis of the anime below:
In a world where humans and robots coexist, Europol detective Gezicht is on a case when a series of powerful robots are destroyed, which leads him to believe that the criminal is targeting the most advanced robots in the world, including himself. But everything takes an unexpected turn when the key people involved in the law on robots begin to be killed one by one, and there are no obvious signs of the criminal at the crime scene. During the investigation, Gezicht meets a highly developed robot Atom, whose emotions and artificial intelligence make him doubt his own identity. Together they uncover a dark conspiracy that could mean the end of the world as they know it. But over time, will they be able to stop the greatest evil in history before it’s too late?
Starting on October 26, PLUTO will be available for streaming worldwide exclusively on Netflix.