Netflix’s Pluto anime: Release date, trailer & more


Pluto is the next major anime coming to Netflix, bringing Naoki Urasawa’s dark and gritty reimagining of Astro Boy to screens all over the globe. Here’s everything we know about it, including its release date, trailers, and more.

Pluto is garnering hype all across the anime community as the next major show to come from famed mangaka Naoki Urasawa, best known for his incredibly popular manga-turned-anime Monster.

In true Urasawa fashion, the comparatively upbeat world of Astro Boy takes a dark turn involving a serial killer and serious philosophical questions like, “What really makes us human?”

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Urusawa’s Pluto manga was first published in 2003 and continued until its conclusion in 2009. Now, over ten years after its completion, it’s getting an anime adaptation exclusively via Netflix. Here’s everything we know about it so far.

Pluto is a gritty re-imagining of Astro Boy’s ‘Greatest Robot on Earth’ arc.

What is the Pluto anime about?

Pluto is set in the world of Astro Boy, following robotic detective Gesicht as he works to uncover the mystery behind a series of murders involving both robot and human victims — all with the same calling card.

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An official synopsis can be found below, provided by the official Netflix Anime YouTube channel:

“A murder occurs in an orderly world where robots are unable to kill humans. The robotic Europol investigator Gesicht takes the case, but the mystery deepens when he finds no trace of a human at the scene of the crime.”

“As he pursues the truth, Gesicht uncovers the most evil manifestation of hate that history ever seen, one that is bent on bringing destruction to the world…”

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Is Pluto related to Astro Boy?

Yes, Pluto is set in the world of Astro Boy, the famous manga penned by the ‘father of manga’ Osamu Tezuka. Pluto is a dark reimagining of the series by Monster author Naoki Urasawa, taking place during Astro Boy’s ‘The Greatest Robot on Earth’ arc.

Where to watch Pluto anime

Fans can watch Pluto exclusively on Netflix. No other streaming services have been announced to broadcast the anime at this time.

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When does Pluto come out on Netflix?

Pluto will premiere on Netflix on Thursday, October 26, 2023.

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Pluto trailers

Thus far, there are a few official trailers for the Pluto anime — the first of which was released in back in February, showing a four-minute sneak peek of the show.

Another trailer was released in July, giving fans more information about the plot and story beats they can expect from Pluto.

On October 3, 2023, a final trailer was released for the anime along with some key art, giving viewers a better look at what they can expect from the show.

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How many episodes are in Netflix’s Pluto anime?

Thus far, Netflix has confirmed eight episodes for the Pluto anime series.

Pluto anime cast

Pluto’s cast includes a ton of top-tier voice actors, many of whom have become staples in popular anime series. You can view the entire cast below:

  • Shinshû Fuji as Gesicht
  • Toshihiko Seki as Pluto
  • Yôko Hikasa as Atom
  • Minori Suzuki as Uran
  • Michio Hazama as Duncan
  • Eizô Tsuda as Dr. Tenma
  • Mamoru Miyano as Epsilon
  • Romi Park as Helena
  • Kôichi Yamadera as North No. 2
  • Rikiya Koyama as Hercules
  • Toshio Furukawa as Professor Ochanomizu
  • Hiroki Yasumoto as Mont Blanc
  • Hideyuki Tanaka as Brau- 1589
  • Ken’yû Horiuchi as President Alexander
  • Hidenobu Kiuchi as Brando

That’s everything we know about Netflix’s Pluto anime. In the meantime, check out our other hubs below:

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