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English: Pluto: Urusawa x Tezuka
Japanese: PLUTO


Type: Manga
Volumes: 8
Chapters: 65
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 9, 2003 to Apr 1, 2009
Authors: Urasawa, Naoki (Story & Art), Tezuka, Osamu (Story)
Serialization: Big Comic Original


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Ranked: #1002
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Based off of a story arc from Osamu Tezuka's Tesuwan Atom, Pluto follows the Europol detective Gesicht as he tries to uncover the mystery behind a string of robot and human deaths. The case becomes much more puzzling when evidence leans toward the murders being the work of a robot, which is something that hasn't happened for 8 years.

(Source: ANN)


In 2005, Pluto was awarded the 9th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Grand Prize, as well as an Excellence Prize for manga at the 7th Japan Media Arts Festival. It also won Best Comic at the 2010 Seiun Awards.

The series was published in English as Pluto: Urusawa x Tezuka by VIZ Media under the VIZ Signature imprint from February 17, 2009 to April 6, 2010. It was also published in Polish by Hanami from March 2011 to March 2013, and in Spanish by Planeta Cómic from June 23, 2009 to September 21, 2010.

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Jan 10, 2009
Beatnik (All reviews)
Naoki Urasawa, now an established author of pot-boiling epic thrillers such as Monster and 20th Century Boys, delivers again with Pluto, a sci-fi mash-up of Osamu Tezuka's Tetsuwan Atom.

This excellent sci-fi revolves around AI robots and dispenses with the explanation of Asimov's Law of Robotics for Dummies and just gets right on with entertaining your brain with explorations of the theme of sentient life born from humanity's hands. You're either a sci-fi reader and will immediately swim in the narrative, or new to all this and thrash around unknown waters because Urasawa is not interested in holding your hand, he just wants to tell read more
Mar 18, 2014
imjustjk (All reviews)
A coupling of brilliant acumen can evoke undertones of approval, or of apprehension. But all can rest assured that in the case of Pluto, the pairing of manga suspense master Urasawa and legendary cartoonist Tezuka is an exceptional good stroke of fortune. From the creators of anime giants Monster and Astroboy, the multiple-award winning manga Pluto gives first impression as a high-tension thriller that befits the reputation of its creators.

Is this the real life?
Is this just fantasy?
Caught in a landslide,
No escape from reality.

Once in a couple of years, a great manga that differentiates itself from the rest of the horde, overcoming stereotypes of near-sighted read more
Jul 26, 2010
JephCassidy (All reviews)
Pluto by Naoki Urasawa and Osamu Tezuka. The overall base of Pluto is taken from (according to Anime news network) a story arc of Astro Boy and uses some of its characters. Naoki's touch comes in with the main character detective Gesicht (almost a reincarnation of detective Lunge, from Monster, with more emotion), in the art and in the thriller suspense that comes in at the beginning followed by the intricate plot depth that continues throughout the manga.

Story: At the beginning the story starts off as a mystery/thriller with the series of robot murders and then slowly turns into read more
Dec 19, 2013
JizzyHitler (All reviews)
Pluto is a sci-fi manga by Naoki Urasawa, the creator of such beloved series as Monster and 20th Century Boys, like the 2 works before it Pluto is a dark psychologically driven mystery revolving around themes of hatred, revenge, and death. Pluto is a remake of the late Osamu Tezuka's manga Astro Boy, specifically the "Greatest robot on earth" arc. Despite for the most part following its source material Naoki Urasawea's interpretations takes risks and adds more depth to both the setting, the implications behind the story, and most notably its characters all whilst giving the overall picture a much darker than grittier feel to read more


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