“Pluto” the remarkable anime adaptation of Naoki Urasawa’s much-loved manga has already made a profound impact on Netflix. While many fans are eager for a second season the likelihood of its return is shrouded in uncertainty. Let’s delve into the reasons behind this.
“Pluto” is a Japanese Netflix Original sci-fi anime series based on the manga of the same name by Naoki Urasawa and Takashi Nagasaki. The series is brought to life by esteemed Japanese animation studios Genco Tezuka Productions and M2.
Season 2 Renewal Status
As of now “Pluto” has been available on Netflix just only for a week. In this brief time, it has achieved success by entering the top ten lists in 18 countries and territories including its home country Japan.
However, it has yet to secure a spot in the global non-English language top ten list. The series is still in its early stages on the streaming platform with the upcoming weeks holding potential for further recognition.
Unlikely Return for a Second Season
The primary reason behind the uncertainty of “Pluto” returning for a second season lies in its source material. The anime has already adapted the entire manga leaving no source material for a potential continuation.
The original “Pluto” manga consisting of 65 chapters was serialized from September 9 2003 to April 5 2009 spanning eight volumes. Since the manga’s conclusion Naoki Urasawa, the writer and illustrator has not embarked on a sequel.
Instead, he has contributed to various manga projects including “Billy Bat”, “Master Keaton Remaster”, “Mujirushi: The Sign of Dreams” and “Asadora!”
A Glimmer of Hope
The only plausible path for a second season of “Pluto” would involve the creation of an entirely new and original storyline by writers Heisuke Yamashita and Tatsurou Inamoto.
In essence, while the future of “Pluto” remains uncertain fans can only hope that the creative minds behind the series may chart a unique course for its continuation.