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Metropolis

Alternative Titles

Japanese: メトロポリス
English: Metropolis
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Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 15, 1949
Genres: Action Action, Drama Drama, Fantasy Fantasy, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Themes: Mecha Mecha, Psychological Psychological, Super Power Super Power
Serialization: None
Authors: Tezuka, Osamu (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 6.481 (scored by 17711,771 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #159472
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #5600
Members: 3,607
Favorites: 10

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Synopsis

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)

Background

Metropolis was published in English by Dark Horse Comics on April 22, 2003. It was also released in French by Taifu Comics in 2005; in Spanish by Ediciones Glénat on May 31, 2004; and in Brazilian Portuguese by NewPOP Editora in August 2010.

Characters

Shikishima, Kenichi
Main
Michi
Main
Fifi
Supporting
Hige Oyaji
Supporting
Ham Egg
Supporting
Lamp, Acetylene
Supporting
Red, Duke
Supporting
Emmy
Supporting
Dr. Laughton
Supporting

Reviews

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 ...

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