Monday, June 6, 2016

Pluto: Volume 1

Pluto: Volume 1 is by Naoki Urasawa. The first volume in a manga series based on the character Astroboy created by the legendary cartoonist Tezuka. The series opens in a futuristic society where robots and AI are common. A very popular robot, Mont Blanc, has been murdered. This is followed by the murder of a human; robot detective Gesicht is given the case. He discovers someone/thing is killing robots and he is on the list. A wonderful science fiction tale for readers who may find manga more accessible. This is definitely not a childish story or series and provides much content that is rich and thought provoking.

Ratings: 7th grade - 9 out of 10 - V (violence).

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