Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka
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Japanese: PLUTO
English: Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka
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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)


Score: 8.621 (scored by 4585345,853 users)
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Ranked: #812
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Popularity: #101
Members: 122,108
Favorites: 5,312


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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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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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Jan 10, 2009
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 ...
Mar 18, 2014
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 ...
Mar 23, 2021
Mixed Feelings
There’s something repetitive about how Naoki Urasawa draws. His skill at faces is arguably unmatched, in design and caricaturization. He captures real peoples’ features more than most mangaka even try to, yet his characters still feel completely at home in a comic. But when you read more than one of his stories, you start to notice the similarities. The same exaggerated noses and large foreheads, the same folds in skin and shapes of jaws. Rarely will he completely copy and paste a single design, but he’ll happily reuse the building blocks. It’s like picking random in a game’s character creator — the combination may be ...

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