Pluto
Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka
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Pluto

Alternative Titles

Japanese: PLUTO
English: Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka
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Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 8
Chapters: 65
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 9, 2003 to Apr 1, 2009
Genres: Action Action, Award Winning Award Winning, Mystery Mystery, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi, Suspense Suspense
Themes: Detective Detective, Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Big Comic Original
Authors: Urasawa, Naoki (Story & Art), Tezuka, Osamu (Story)

Statistics

Score: 8.641 (scored by 4555545,555 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #872
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #100
Members: 121,367
Favorites: 5,456

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Volumes: /8
Chapters: /65

Synopsis

Famous for his military service in the 39th Asian War, the legendary Swiss robot Montblanc is violently murdered. Humans and robots around the world mourn for the beloved celebrity. Montblanc's popularity only grew in the years following the war, thanks to his dedication to nature conservation and his loving personality.

Fellow war veteran and robotic Europol detective Gesicht is sent to investigate Montblanc's tragic demise. In his pursuit, Gesicht uncovers evidence of a mysterious entity known only as "Pluto." He also learns of a conspiratorial plot to dismantle the eight specialized robots from around the world who participated in the war. Racing against time to save those who still remain, Gesicht grapples with his memory, morality, and a world full of hate, desperately attempting to defend the fragile coexistence of man and machine.

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Background

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Osamu Tezuka's acclaimed Tetsuwan Atom, seinen mangaka Naoki Urasawa collaborated with Tezuka productions to create this dark adaptation of Atom's "The Greatest Robot on Earth" story arc. The adaptation moves the focus from Tezuka's protagonist Atom to his supporting character Gesicht in order to better ground the story in realism and reflect the modern world through this sci-fi tale.

Pluto was published in English as Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka by VIZ Media under the VIZ Signature imprint from February 17, 2009 to April 6, 2010.

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Characters

Gesicht
Main
Atom
Main
Epsilon
Supporting
North #2
Supporting
Brau-1589
Supporting
Tenma, Umatarou
Supporting
Pluto
Supporting
Dr. Ochanomizu
Supporting
Ali, Muhammad
Supporting
Uran
Supporting

Reviews

Oct 5, 2023

Pluto is a mystery manga series written by Naoki Urasawa and illustrated by Takashi Nagasaki. It is a reimagining of Osamu Tezuka's Astro Boy, focusing on the story of Gesicht, a robot detective who investigates the mysterious deaths of seven other robots.

The manga is set in a future where robots are commonplace and have been granted equal rights to humans. However, when a series of robot murders rocks the world, Gesicht is tasked with finding the culprit. As he investigates, Gesicht uncovers a dark conspiracy that threatens to ignite a war between humans and robots.

Pluto is a masterfully crafted manga that combines elements of mystery, ...
Sep 18, 2023
"Who killed Mont Blanc?"

The story starts off with a simple enough question, typical to every murder mystery out there. But through its twists and turns, Urosawa delivers a masterful commentary on what it really means to be human and the cyclical nature of hatred. It is only 65 chapters long but it uses its time perfectly and not a single moment is wasted. I was also impressed by how Pluto was able to deliver so many poignant and powerful moments in such a short time. Pluto is a very exciting and short read that I was delighted by, I definitively recommend it.
Jul 30, 2023
Mixed Feelings
I used to think classic works were not so generic, perhaps my perception was wrong. As I came across Pluto’s ending it sure felt generic.

Anyway, to start, the first 2 volumes were really great, I was so invested in it but after that somewhere along the way I couldn’t find the same enjoyment & wanted to finish it as soon as possible. The anti robot religious group had potential but wasted it very hilariously. And what happened to Adolf and his family afterwards? They just left him alone or what?
Why did Gesicht have so much hatred? Why was his memory erased? So many ...

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