001, Urasawa X Tezuka

Book - 2009
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In a world where man and robots coexist, the powerful Swiss robot Mont Blanc has been destroyed. Elsewhere a key figure in a robot rights group is murdered. The two incidents appear to be unrelated...except for one very conspicuous clue - the bodies of both victims have been fashioned into some sort of bizarre collage complete with makeshift horns placed by the victims' heads. Interpol assigns robot detective Gesicht to this most strange and complex case - and he eventually discovers that he too, as one of the seven great robots of the world, is one of the targets. -- [Viz]
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : VIZ Media, [2009], c2008
Edition: Viz Signature ed
Description: [190] p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9781421519180
Branch Call Number: TEEN Uras


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Jun 01, 2017

I like how Black Jack makes a cameo here. I'm quite a fan of that series. Astro Boy, or "Atom", also has a vague role too. Though Atom's appearance is not very surprising since Pluto acts as a sequel.

Sep 10, 2015

This is a fantastic piece of work!! The creators have done a great job of placing a murder-mystery into an android-mixed world. The pacing and characterizations are all really great, I'm so hooked! Can't wait to read the next one!

theorbys Jun 02, 2012

A thoughtful, even convoluted, evolution of the Astroverse (with more than a nod to Asimov's Caves of Steel). Despite some flaws it is involving enough for a 4 star rating for the whole series. I do have problems with prolonged robot/android civil rights themes and the robots/androids social strata seems to be organized in a rather incredibly (and idiotic) sexist way. I'd probably give this less than 4 stars if it did not involve Astro Boy (who is not the main character) and have a good plot.

Jan 31, 2010

In the future, someone is killing the seven greatest robots of the world. Gesicht, the top detective in Europe, is assigned to catch the killer. The one catch is, he is one of the killer's intended victims, placing him in a race against time.

This is a brilliant manga that draws inspiration from Tezuka's Astro Boy. The murder mystewry also deals with what it means to be human, and how we treat those that we feel have less value than us.

erysimum Nov 04, 2009

Urasawa is famous for his series "Monster", but Pluto takes it to a new level both artistically and emotionally. A re-imagining of Osamu Tezuka's Astro Boy, Pluto spins out as a murder mystery that explores the themes of empire, technology and what it means to be truly human.

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