I like how Black Jack makes a cameo here. I'm quite a fan of that series. Astro Boy, or "Atom", also has a vague role too. Though Atom's appearance is not very surprising since Pluto acts as a sequel.
This is a fantastic piece of work!! The creators have done a great job of placing a murder-mystery into an android-mixed world. The pacing and characterizations are all really great, I'm so hooked! Can't wait to read the next one!
A thoughtful, even convoluted, evolution of the Astroverse (with more than a nod to Asimov's Caves of Steel). Despite some flaws it is involving enough for a 4 star rating for the whole series. I do have problems with prolonged robot/android civil rights themes and the robots/androids social strata seems to be organized in a rather incredibly (and idiotic) sexist way. I'd probably give this less than 4 stars if it did not involve Astro Boy (who is not the main character) and have a good plot.
In the future, someone is killing the seven greatest robots of the world. Gesicht, the top detective in Europe, is assigned to catch the killer. The one catch is, he is one of the killer's intended victims, placing him in a race against time.
This is a brilliant manga that draws inspiration from Tezuka's Astro Boy. The murder mystewry also deals with what it means to be human, and how we treat those that we feel have less value than us.
Urasawa is famous for his series "Monster", but Pluto takes it to a new level both artistically and emotionally. A re-imagining of Osamu Tezuka's Astro Boy, Pluto spins out as a murder mystery that explores the themes of empire, technology and what it means to be truly human.
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