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PLUTO: Urasawa x Tezuka, Volume 008 (Pluto #8)

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A new vision based on Astroboy - "The greatest robot on earth". Final Volume!

Contains Chapters 56 to 65.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 6th 2010 by VIZ Media (first published June 30th 2009)
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Dec 13, 2014 Agne rated it liked it
Recommends it for: science fiction fans
Recommended to Agne by: Panels & Pages Book Group

“Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka, Volume 008” by Naoki Urasawa and Takashi Nagasaki is the last book in an eight-book science fiction manga series Pluto. The whole series is based on “The Greatest Robot on Earth,” the most popular story arc in Astro Boy series written by a legendary manga master Osamu Tezuka.

Thanks to Gesicht’s memory chip, Atom, a.k.a. Astro Boy, wakes up. However, he is different: provided with the memories and emotions of the other six great robots of the world, Atom
أحمد رشيد
Apr 02, 2013 أحمد رشيد rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, manga
رائع... رائع ... رائع
أول مانجا مكتمل أقرأه بكافة أجزاءه و فصوله...
هو عبارة عن 8 أجزاء... قُسمت كل منها إلى فصول... بمعدل 8-9 فصل لكل جزء... أي أن مجموعها كاملة 65 فصل تماماً... و كل فصل منها تحوي ما معدّله 25 صفحة...
القصة مذهلة... مع بعض التعقيد, و لكن كل الألغاز تحل في الجزء الأخير من القصة...
هذه القصة مبنية على مسلسل "آسترو بوي" المشهور... مع أن آسترو "أو آتوم كما ذكر اسمه في المانجا" ليس هو البطل الرئيسي... و لكن له دور مهم...
بنيت القصة كما ذكرت على ذلك المسلسل...لكن بنضوج و وعي أكبر
Aug 04, 2012 Jeff rated it really liked it
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William Hanley
Feb 08, 2014 William Hanley rated it it was amazing
Urasawa's Pluto (the 21st Century adaptaion of Osamu Tezuka's "Astro Boy") has become my favorite manga series to date. A masterful story of suspense and mystery with a thought-provoking foundation of philosophical questions - such as the connection between humans and robots. When the separation between humans and robots become smaller and smaller to the point where it's hard to tell the difference between the two, what is the effect on society? I think it's fascinating to think about ethics in ...more
Jeff Lanter
Mar 05, 2014 Jeff Lanter rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
I have to admit that I was losing interesting in Pluto in the last two volumes. The stories took a turn towards the predictable with Epsilon (a character I did really like but could see where the story was going well before it happened) and then the villain's evil plans that feel like too many other movies and TV shows out there. However, the ending really nailed the landing. I found the message of Pluto to be really moving. Good endings are not easy to pull off, especially in a longer form of s ...more
May 30, 2012 Stéphanie rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
Encore une série d'Urasawa puissante et prenante. C'est également un ben bel hommage à Tezuka.Je regrette cependant une fin un peu faiblarde en comparaison avec les autres tomes, mais globalement il s'agit malgré ce léger défaut d'une série vraiment excellente tant au niveau du dessin qu'au niveau des émotions véhiculées par l'histoire.
Corinna Bechko
Jun 11, 2014 Corinna Bechko rated it it was amazing
Every bit as wonderful as the books leading up to it, and that's really saying something.
Jan 01, 2015 Verónica rated it really liked it
Tengo un cacao mental con este manga... No me he enterado mucho... xDDD Pero a estado bien!!
Mar 20, 2017 Bribookreviews rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-manga
wow! I must gather my thoughts about this last installment of such an awe inspiring manga that is "Pluto" I will probably be doing a video review of the series on my youtube channel. Link coming soon
Mar 29, 2013 Tintinrulz rated it really liked it
"Pluto" by Naoki Urasawa and Takashi Nagasaki is a quality manga series based on Osamu Tezuka's Astro Boy universe, particularly his story "The Greatest Robot in the World". The series comprises of 8 volumes and is much more serious in tone than Tezuaka's original. It's told in the vein of a sci-fi/crime/thriller. I'll be reviewing the English translation.

The English translation is well done and includes minimal spelling and grammatical errors. I absolutely believe it would've been b
Peter Barr
Mar 08, 2017 Peter Barr rated it really liked it
This is the 8th and final episode of Pluto. It is a graphic novel about artificial intelligence robots. In this series, they have begun to discover emotions. The series involves the mystery after a robot war in Persia when a robot is killing the elite super robots and the scientists that made them. In this, the final chapter, the story wraps up with a couple of small surprises. This was an interesting series.
Stuff I Read - Pluto Vol 8 Review

Well, the mystery is over. After taking a bit of break between volumes six and seven I breezed my way to the ending and it was quite a ride. I picked up this series not really knowing anything about Astro Boy except that it was an old cartoon that I never really wanted to watch. Since starting the series (and it has been some time since I started this series) I have learned a bit more, but mostly I decided that you don't need to love or even know all that much ab
Finally! the dramatic conclusion to Urasawa x Tezuka’s Pluto.

By the seventh volume of Pluto, it looks like the bad guys have won and the Reader is left reeling from one incredible loss after another. There are also some unanswered questions, like: What is up with that cuddly-looking yet creepy teddy bear?

What that United States of Thracia related teddy bear is is confirmed in volume 8, and the “weapons of mass destruction” investigation/fall-out is completely revealed. Yes, the political maneuve
"Nothing comes of hate." It's a simple, straightforward message, just four words to encapsulate much of Naoki Urawasawa's epic series about a serial killer robot who ultimately takes his last stand against a boy robot who finally learns how to hate. The Pluto series is complex, multi-layered, and confusing at times because of the abrupt time jumps and shifts of perspective. I can't pretend it all made sense to me--I read the final explanation of Pluto and Bora at least three times and I'm still ...more
Aug 09, 2010 Damon rated it it was amazing
Really incredible stuff. Taking the relative simplicity of Astro Boy and expanding it into work like this would be impressive enough on its own, but this stands on its own even without being familiar with the original AB story, or even having much acquaintence with the character at all.
It's really interesting how Urasawa manages to evoke such emotional connection to characters even though they're "just robots" - I think, in a way, that you make a stronger connection to them, and see their suffer
Book: PLUTO: Urasawa x Tezuka, Volume 008
Author: Naoki Urasawa
Series: Pluto (8th book)
Length: Medium

The conclusion to the Pluto series... Sorry, can't reveal more!

Really, a suitable ending. With a diverse range of characters, and a stunning end from all the threads of story. Atom's story is a good one, and I felt myself getting emotional at times.
I will miss you, Gesicht and Atom.

This review was made with help from the Review writing topic from the Challenge Factory group. Than
Jun 20, 2011 Hugo rated it it was amazing
Normalmente me pasa con las historias de Naoki Urasawa que las devoro. Me paso con Monster y con 20th Century Boys. Ahora con la historia del Robot mas fuerte del mundo, da su vision a una historia de Osamu Tezuka de parte del robot de la europol Gesicht, remarcando aun su fascinacion por Alemania ubicando a su protagonista en Dusseldorf. El protagonismo poco a poco va recayendo en Atom. La historia esta repleta de intrigas, todos peleando por interesas propios, dejando relegado los combates los ...more
Bob Mackey
Jul 16, 2015 Bob Mackey rated it really liked it
Damn, do I love Naoki Urasawa. As with American comic books, the world of manga has plenty of pandering, brain dead fiction, but he's one of only a handful of manga authors I can think of that avoids these pitfalls. And while Pluto isn't my favorite of his works, it's certainly great. If you're looking for a way to approach a classic like Astro Boy without being turned off by the of-the-time hokeyness of Tezuka's work, this series is definitely the way to go. Urasawa really knows how to tell a " ...more
Portia S
Feb 01, 2017 Portia S rated it really liked it
I feel as though there was something lacking in the ending, that it was too perfect and not all my questions were answered. Like, who was the evil Teddy Bear? I'm not sure.

Anyway, just when you thought that all of the Great Robots were completely destroyed, Atom, also known as Astro Boy to Western audiences, awakens and his hair is all pointy at diagonal ends making him look like Astro Boy from the cartoon ohmigosh. Atom connects with Pluto on an emotional level and somewhat is able to calm him
Muffin Adorable
Feb 10, 2017 Muffin Adorable rated it it was amazing
Muda, sin palabras. Magnífico, conmovedor... Si esto no te remueve un poco, estas muerto por dentro. Huérfana de historias me quedo.
May 13, 2012 Hengtee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Nov 01, 2016 Anna rated it it was amazing
WOW. This series has the perfect balance of good and evil, beauty and violence, heartbreaking and heartwarming. While all the characters and locations made the story a bit hard to follow (I'm still confused on a few things), it was still fun and satisfying. What started as a murder mystery becomes a powerful message against violence and hatred.

And of course, I love robots, so I really enjoyed Pluto's depiction of a future where robots are nearly equal to humans in society. A recurring theme in t
Philippe Lhoste
Dec 31, 2011 Philippe Lhoste rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sf, manga
La suite et la fin des premiers volumes.
La fin m'a un peu déçu, peut-être parce que les auteurs ont construit un suspense et un mystère tel que toute conclusion sonne un peu creuse...
Reste la narration, toujours à suspense (un peu dure à suivre par moment), les idées généreuses (un peu simpliste : "la guerre, la haine, c'est mal", mais suffisamment bien traités pour que ça passe sans être naïf), le dessin superbe.

Bon, certaines explications sont un peu légères. Pourquoi un robot "meurt", surtout
Jul 12, 2010 Jacki rated it really liked it
I waited until I read Vol 8 to review this series because I felt like it should be considered as one large work instead of volume by volume.

I LOVE this series. It's wonderful. Mystery, action, the ever-present question of how far AI can evolve... I got very attached to the robot characters and found the multiple deaths saddening, but I think that just means the authors did their job.

This series was my introduction to Astroboy. I knew the history of the anime and manga, but had never seen or rea
Feb 19, 2012 Sora91 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Serie muy recomendable.
Me gusta como arranca la historia y como vamos conociendo la personalidad de cada uno de los robots. El ritmo de la narración se corresponde con el guión: lo suficientemente lento como para desarrollar bien los personajes pero no tanto como para perder los elementos de intriga del argumento.
No es que sea muy determinante pero el final no me ha acabado de convencer. Creo que hay aspectos que merecían una explicación más extensa.
La valoración global de los cinco volúmenes se
Ji Mun
Sep 29, 2016 Ji Mun rated it it was amazing
Everything about this series is beautiful. The story is beautiful and this ending is beautiful. Each of the robots have such powerful stories and moving personalities. Pluto deeply explores what it means to be human and to experience hatred and sadness. I was sad with the number of loss of great characters but I'm amazed by how the series ended. (I almost cried... but I didn't.) Urasawa are amazing, and it's such a privilege to be able to read this beautiful masterpiece based on Tezuka's amazing ...more
Jun 20, 2009 Kanti rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: any comic freak
Shelves: manga, blog
Jilid terakhir dari reinterpretasi satu babak karya Tezuka Osamu oleh Urasawa Naoki, "Robot terbesar di Dunia". Tamat euy. Capai memeras jantung dan air mata juga menungguinya selama ini, drama robot-robot sok sensitif, banyak yang harus dimaknai sendiri. Dan untuk beberapa saat ini kayaknya cara pandang saya terhadap beruang Teddy akan berubah drastis.

Sayang sampulnya kali ini kenapa gambar si Atom lagi. Kan sudah di jilid 2. mestinya pasang muka orang lain dong, biar gantian. Tapi Urasawa leb
Feb 13, 2013 Raúl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Impresionante. De verdad. Uno de los mejores mangas que haya leído nunca. Pensé que Urasawa no se podría superar tras Monster y 20th Century Boys pero lo ha hecho con este homenaje al padre del manga, Osamu Tezuka.
En 8 simples tomos desarrolla de una forma unos personajes y un universo de forma maravillosa y hace que nos enganchemos a esta gran historia.
Eso sí, aunque sea tan genial, el final me parece un poco cojo. Le falta como un cierto epílogo o algo que termine de cerrar todo correctamente.
Jun 25, 2013 Lissibith rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga, sci-fi, favorites
A fantastic ending to a great series. I can't say 8 is my favorite volume - it has a little too much wrapping up to do - but taken as an ending, it pulls everything together, puts the sacrifices and losses in context and left me with the feeling that there really weren't any truly bad guys - or if they were, they came much later than the conflict everyone's so focused on. It left me hopeful and sad at the same time, a rare and cherished effect for any sort of book to have.

Highly recommended for
Laur K.
Sep 26, 2014 Laur K. rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga, scifi, to-acquire
This series is so great you guys. I mean, I have a few complaints (too many dicks on the dance floor, this very stark and unanimous segregation between robots and humans that just doesn't seem all that right), but they pale in how intense and emotionally resonant this series is. Unlike so much "robot" stuff, this isn't about artificial intelligence becoming more "human" or "human" being this precious pinnacle, but showing different ways of being sentient that isn't exclusive to neurotypical huma ...more
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Urasawa Naoki (浦沢 直樹) is a Japanese mangaka. He is perhaps best known for Monster (which drew praise from Junot Díaz, the 2008 Pulitzer Prize winner) and 20th Century Boys.

Urasawa's work often concentrates on intricate plotting, interweaving narratives, a deep focus on character development and psychological complexity. Urasawa has won the Shogakukan Manga Award, the Japan Media Arts Festival exc
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