Naoki Urasawa Shares How He Didn’t Want to Give Pluto to ‘Anyone Else’

Naoki Urasawa Shares How He Didn’t Want to Give Pluto to ‘Anyone Else’

Naoki Urasawa, the author of Pluto revealed that before starting Pluto, he considered retiring due to a shoulder injury he got while working on the “20th Century Boys” but since he loved Astro Boy so much, he did not want to give it to anyone else. In his words, “I felt that this manga[Astro Boy] was the so-called “monument”. He shared this in an official interview for the promotion of the Pluto anime.

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The full interview can be read on pluto-anime.com

Synopsis of Pluto

Renowned for his heroic military achievements during the 39th Asian War, Montblanc, a celebrated Swiss robot, meets a brutal and untimely demise, sending shockwaves of grief through both human and robotic communities worldwide. Montblanc’s endearing qualities, such as his unwavering commitment to environmental preservation and his affectionate demeanor, have only amplified his popularity in the years following the war.

Gesicht, a detective from the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Robotics (Europol) and a former comrade-in-arms of Montblanc, is entrusted with the task of investigating the tragic incident. As Gesicht delves into the case, he unearths compelling clues pointing to the existence of a cryptic entity known solely as “Pluto.” Additionally, he uncovers a nefarious conspiracy aimed at dismantling the eight specialized robots who played crucial roles in the war. With time slipping away, Gesicht races against the clock to safeguard the remaining robots, grappling with his own fragmented memories, ethical dilemmas, and a world burdened by animosity. His fervent mission is to protect the delicate harmony between humanity and machines from crumbling under the weight of hatred and strife.

Netflix also released a teaser for the Pluto anime. The anime is scheduled to release in fall 2023.

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