Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka, Vol. 4 Paperback
Illustrated by Naoki Urasawa
Part of the PLUTO series
In an ideal world where man and robots coexist, someone or somethinghas destroyed the powerful Swiss robot Mont Blanc.
Elsewhere a key figure in a robot rights group is murdered.
The two incidents appear to be unrelated...except for one very conspicuous clue-the bodies of both victims have been fashioned into some sort of bizarre collage complete with makeshift horns placed by the victims' heads.
Interpol assigns robot detective Gesicht to this most strange and complex case- and he eventually discovers that he too, as one of the seven great robots of the world, is one of the targets.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 200 pages
- Publisher: Viz Media, Subs. of Shogakukan Inc
- Publication Date: 01/02/2009
- Category: Manga
- ISBN: 9781421519180
- Paperback from £6.65
Showing 1 - 4 of 4 reviews.
Review by watertiger
An outstanding tribute to the work of Osamu Tezuka. I can not wait to see MORE!
Review by kivarson
Mont Blanc, a gigantic but gentle Swiss robot adored by the world as a hero, has been violently torn apart. Europol inspector Gesicht, himself a robot, albeit a human looking one, has been charged with determining who is responsible for the murder of Mont Blanc and whether or not this murder ties in to a greater movement to limit the rights of robots in this world. This manga murder mystery left me wanting to read the rest of the series.
Review by mikewick
A modern reinterpretation of Osama Tezuka’s seminal manga Astro Boy, Urasawa turns the original story on its head; he presents a post-war world where robots with a potential for mass destruction had such an impact on the battle that a campaign of revenge is directed at them and the scientists that gave birth to the technologies. Gesicht, a former combatant of the war, is now working as a world-renowned detective with Interpol and is tasked with solving the murders—the series, which just finished this year, is regarded as one of the greatest modern manga tales written and is a compelling look at the consequences of humanity’s unending desire to wage war.
Review by AgneJakubauskaite