Reimagining a children’s classic as a mature serial killer mystery, PLUTO already had high expectations for its anime adaptation. The limited series adds an additional challenge, with only hour-long episodes dedicated to each of the series’ eight volumes, which follows not only Gesicht’s own investigation, but also in-depth stories of each of the remaining Great Robots. However, the anime, now showing on Netflix, is able to meet this challenge with its deep understanding of the source material. It’s not just a straightforward police procedural, or just futuristic dream of how AI and humans can co-exist. PLUTO is a robot series that strikes at the heart of what it means to be human.
Genre: Animation, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Actor: Hidenobu Kiuchi, Hiroki Yasumoto, Koichi Yamadera, Mamoru Miyano, Minori Suzuki, Rikiya Koyama, Shinshu Fuji, Toshihiko Seki, Yoko Hikasa