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Japanese: メトロポリス
English: Metropolis
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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)


Score: 6.671 (scored by 14121,412 users)
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Ranked: #129502
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #5811
Members: 3,017
Favorites: 15


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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; in French by Taifuin 1985; in Spanish by Ediciones Glénat on May 31, 2004, and again by Deux Graphica Studio in July 2009; and in Portuguese by Newpop in 2010.

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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 ...

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Shamiyanah - Apr 30, 2020
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Jul 21, 2020 10:55 AM

It’s time to ditch the text file.
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