Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka, Vol. 4 Paperback
Illustrated by Naoki Urasawa
Part of the PLUTO series
In a distant future where sentient humanoid robots pass for human, someone or some thing is out to destroy the seven great robots of the world.
Europol's top detective Gesicht is assigned to investigate these mysterious robot serial murders - the only catch is that he himself is one of the seven targets.
Gesicht, the detective assigned to the case, has deduced that the killer is targeting the great robots of the world - which means that he too is one of the targets.
The leaves of this mystery masterfully unfold into a complex intersection of reactionary robot hate groups, global politics, and an exploration of robot identity.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 200 pages
- Publisher: Viz Media, Subs. of Shogakukan Inc
- Publication Date: 19/05/2009
- Category: Manga
- ISBN: 9781421519203
- Paperback from £6.65
Showing 1 - 3 of 3 reviews.
Review by Shimmin
This is the third book in Urasawa's manga about human-robot society, a reworking of a section from Tezuka's seminal Tetsuwan Atom which I haven't read yet, to my shame. This is a pretty dark, menacing vision, with the world's most powerful robots hunted down by an even more powerful entity that brutally murders them. It's quite an emotional book, to my mind, and very well done, with great artwork and a very convincing consideration of the robots' natures and minds. Nearly all served in a terrible war some time ago, but have normal roles in society nowadays. In this volume, of them them suggests that all of them (the most advanced robots, I took it to mean) have learnt something of human emotion: some love, some fear, and at least one has learned hatred. Somehow I found that quite affecting. A great book.
Review by leandrod
Intriguing, but still has not shown me the potential that should be there by all accounts.
Review by BooksOn23rd
Another awesome installment. The art is incredible, the story mesmerizing!