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PLUTO by Naoki Urasawa
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Apr 09, 2012

it was amazing
Read in April, 2012

ノース2号の巻 (or 'The Tale of North Number 2) is the real highlight of this book for me. It's only a side story fit into the main plot to help push some details along, but you could easily take it out of the series entirely and it would stand up well on it's own. Based around an old man who wants to remember but can't, and a robot who wishes for a way forget things he never will, the Tale of North Number 2 touches on the ideas of memory and emotion as both blessing and curse.

The rest of the book is classic Urasawa Naoki. Characters drawn into mysteries too big for them to understand, and small hints being dropped all the time to further confuse both you and the protagonists, who in this case are a group of robots who once intervened in a civil war for the sake of the rest of the world, now being hunted down by an unknown assailant.

If you've read 20th Century Boys, you'll feel right at home here.

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message 1: by sanny (new)

sanny Oh! I remembered crying during that part. This whole series and the original short story are both masterpieces in their own right.

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