- ISBN 9781421527215 / 1421527219
- Title Pluto, Volume 6: Urasawa X Tezuka
- Author Naoki Urasawa
- Category Graphic Novels
- Format Paperback
- Year 2009
- Pages 200
- Publisher Viz Media
- Language English
- Dimensions 146mm x 20mm x 210mm
Mysterious figures are somehow involved with the serial murders of the great robots of the world. Europol's top robot-detective Gesicht is on the case, and he's mere steps away from discovering the horrifying truth.
A new vision based on Astro Boy - “The Greatest Robot On Earth” R to L (Japanese Style). Pluto... Sahad... Goji... Abullah... Mysterious figures somehow involved with the serial murders of the great robots of the world. Europol's top robot detective Gesicht has been put on the case, and he's mere steps away from discovering the horrifying truth behind the killer and his motives... Little does he realize that he's also steps away from discovering a horrifying truth of his own... Masterfully crafted science fiction and suspense at its best In an ideal world where man and robots coexist, someone or some“thing” has 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.
Naoki Urasawa's career as a manga artist spans more than twenty years and has firmly established him as one of the true manga masters of Japan. Born in Tokyo in 1960, Urasawa debuted with "BETA!“ in 1983 and hasn't stopped his impressive output since. Well-versed in a variety of genres, Urasawa's oeuvre encompasses a multitude of different subjects, such as a romantic comedy” (Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl)", a suspenseful human drama about a former mercenary ("Pineapple ARMY; story by Kazuya Kudo"), a captivating psychological suspense story (“Monster”), a sci-fi adventure manga ("20th Cent