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Pluto – vols 1 & 2

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Matt at Exquisite Things reviews Naoki Urasawa’s Pluto vols 1 & 2, which gives Tezuka’s Astro Boy a more grown up flavour.

Pluto makes for compulsive reading, something I’d attribute to both Urasawa’s knack for intrigue, and manga’s typically high octane pacing. Despite its ‘mile a minute’ narrative flow, Pluto maintains an emotional depth that can hit surprisingly hard. I won’t spoil anything for you, but just wait till you read North No. 2’s story in Volume one. It’s emotional stuff, and has been known to reduce grown men to tears. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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Written by The Department of Illustration

September 1, 2009 at 1:04 pm

Posted in Comics, Manga, Review

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