The world of Pluto is full of robots, and it has become harder and harder to tell some of them apart from humans. Could the human mind ever recreate itself in an artificial body? Starting with the murder investigation of Mont Blanc, one of the seven greatest robots on Earth, the story weaves its way through many lives and tries to answer the question: What makes something human?
“Urasawa has remixed a legendary Osamu Tezuka story and re-positioned it as a murder mystery. He’s able to create beautiful characters, that sometimes don’t last more than 20 pages in the story, that move us through loss and joy in a spectacular way. His drawing is above reproach. Characters look distinct and are able emote with a clarity that any illustrator would want.” -Drew
Naoki Urasawa is a Japanese manga artist. He has been called one of the artists that changed the history of manga, and has received the Shogakukan Manga Award three times, the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize twice, and the Kodansha Manga Award once.