An anime adaptation of PLUTO has been announced, a spin-off based off of the classic series Astro Boy (Tetsuwan Atom).
Manga artist Naoki Urasawa collaborated with Tezuka productions to create this dramatic series set in the world of Astro Boy. PLUTO began as a manga series in 2003.
Rather than Astro Boy, this series follows Gesicht, a German robot detective who’s investigating the deaths of some of the world’s most famous military robots.
You can check out the sneak peek trailer below:
Famous for his military service in the 39th Asian War, the legendary Swiss robot Montblanc is violently murdered. Humans and robots around the world mourn for the beloved celebrity. Montblanc’s popularity only grew in the years following the war, thanks to his dedication to nature conservation and his loving personality.
Once a fellow war veteran, robotic Europol detective Gesicht is sent to investigate Montblanc’s tragic demise. In his pursuit, Gesicht uncovers evidence of a mysterious entity known only as “Pluto.” He also learns of a conspiratorial plot to dismantle the eight specialized robots from around the world who participated in the war. Racing against time to save those who still remain, Gesicht grapples with his memory, morality, and a world full of hate, desperately attempting to defend the fragile coexistence of man and machine.
The series will be the latest production from Studio M2 who are known for their work on the Onihei series.
A premiere date for PLUTO has yet to be announced.