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English: Metropolis
Japanese: メトロポリス


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 15, 1949
Authors: Tezuka, Osamu (Story & Art)
Serialization: None


Score: 6.821 (scored by 659 users)
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Ranked: #102552
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Popularity: #5098
Members: 1,253
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MangaTezuka, Osamu (Story & Art)
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In a super-advanced city in the near future where humanoid robot technology is very sophisticated, the boy detective Kenichi is caught up in the conflict as the powerful politician Duke Red, distraught over his child's death, hires a scientist to create a replacement, an exquisitely beautiful sex-changing robot child named Mitchy. Note that this original 1949 manga supplies only part of the plot for the recent Metropolis movie, and does not feature Rock, whose role in the film was adapted from Phoenix, Nextworld and other Tezuka manga.

(Source: ANN)


Metropolis was published in English by Dark Horse on April 22, 2003.

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Dec 5, 2008
I, like many people, picked up this manga because of my love of the movie, and Tezuka in general. What I didn't know was how immensely different from the movie this is. There's no Rock, no politically driven story or romance: there isn't even a "Tima".

The story focuses on a gender-bending young robot named Michi, who is very like Tima in almost all respects. Both befriend Kenichi, have run ins with Duke Red (who isn't nearly as charismatic as he is in the movie), and both are, for the most part, innocence incarnate. Many recurring characters in Tezuma's world make appearances, and even some hilarious read more
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