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Pluto Wins Intergeneration Award at Angoulême International Comic Festival

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Jan 30, 2011 9:50 PM

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According to official website, Urasawa Naoki's manga Pluto was announced to be the winner of the Intergeneration Award at Angoulême International Comics Festival 2011. The award is given to the best bande dessinée, comics and manga for wide range of audience. Urasawa had won the Prize for a Series by 20th Century Boys at the festival in 2004.

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Jan 30, 2011 10:18 PM

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Congratulations. Though with it being based off Tesuwan Atom it feels as though he was riding Tezuka's coattails. But whatever, they're both excellent pieces of work in their own right
Jan 30, 2011 10:22 PM

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Urasawa Naoki sure is a great manga artist.
His works like Monster, 20th Century Boys and now Pluto are all award-winning. :)
Jan 30, 2011 10:38 PM

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I've wanted to check Pluto out but never got around to it.
Jan 30, 2011 10:39 PM
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*makes awesome face *
Jan 30, 2011 10:41 PM

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AlexSadist-sama said:
I've wanted to check Pluto out but never got around to it.
Same. Makes me want to check it out, along with his other works.
Jan 31, 2011 1:37 AM

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Pluto totally deserved the prize just by having names like Urasawa and Tezuka behind it's awesomesauce.
People who love manga should be obligated to read Tezuka's works. Without him manga wouldn't exist at all (or at least it would be really different of what it is now). Urasawa is another genius with genius works like Monster and Pluto.
Jan 31, 2011 1:44 AM

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This is awesome and most-deserving win in a long time.

Every manga of Urasawa has been an awesome ride (maybe except Monster which i found a bit too bland for Urasawa's standards).

I loved the mysteriousness and atmosphere of Pluto. I loved the slowly unraveling plot and the huge wtfdidnotseeitcoming twist that came. Urasawa took something i half-didnot care(astro boy) and turned the concepts in it into something that could have come form the mind of Isaac Asimov(seriously the way it handled robots reminded me a lot of the laws of robotics and overall portrayal)

His newest manga, Billy Bat is just as awesome(and maybe even more so) and I hope that one day it will also get its deserved attention.

Its quite sade that we are getting rush-rushed by generic yaoi/shounen/schoolife and so on type of anime series and movies and Urasawa's works(apart from monster) do not get the needed and deserved attention in anime community.
Jan 31, 2011 2:33 AM

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Congrats. That's my favorite manga winning an award.
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Jan 31, 2011 5:11 AM

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congrats i guess i shoud check both of them out
Jan 31, 2011 8:14 AM

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cool, i guess...

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Jan 31, 2011 11:25 AM

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great :D
naoki is a pro of manga
im happy for this news ^^
Jan 31, 2011 2:13 PM

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i wanted to read it when MAL showed "the manga of the week Pluto'
but i never read it

& it got some awards so i better check it out
Jan 31, 2011 4:53 PM

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Even though I haven't read the manga yet, I'm sure it deserves this award, congratulations~

Being so innocent as it is, a really really erotic scene in Kimi ni Todoke would be a french kiss between Sawako and Kazehaya?
Jan 31, 2011 5:05 PM

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i will check out this manga
Jan 31, 2011 5:26 PM
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Pluto FTW!
Jan 31, 2011 6:49 PM

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To anyone who HAS NOT read Urasawa yet: PLEASE DO SO!!

He has written some of the most brilliant and intriguing manga series.

PLUTO is a nice blend of SF, mystery, suspence and action.
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The endless debate between fans and haters. At one point, after spending a lot of time on MAL, you just realize it's totally pointless.
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On MAL, everyone who has used the lame rating system becomes a critic and an intellectual by default, haven't you heard?
Jan 31, 2011 8:06 PM

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Urasawa Naoki once again winning awards as he should be. Probably the most consistently really good mangaka out there.
Feb 4, 2011 10:38 AM

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LemonLyme said:
Urasawa Naoki once again winning awards as he should be. Probably the most consistently really good mangaka out there.

a great mangaka but i think another reason he wins such awards is because his style of storytelling and art is a nice mix of Japanese and European way.
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