Volume 2 of Pluto continues detective Gesicht's search for the murderer of two famed robots as well as human victims of an unknown assailant.
What propels this second volume is the appearance of Atom, a young boy robot better known to Americans as Astroboy. Atom is given by Naoki Urasawa the appearance of a real boy who gets excited seeing the latest new, cool toy and likes ice cream like any other, but doesn't know why and shrugs it off like any other, too.
Yet Urasawa has also given his revamped Atom an underlying maturity and understanding that are well beyond any young kid, as well as a powerful scene of Atom shedding tears in a restroom after learning a dark secret
This volume shows how this series keeps getting better and has the emotional punch to make you want more right now! Definitely a five star achievement!
- Paperback: 200 pages
- Publisher: VIZ Media LLC (17 March 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1421519194
- ISBN-13: 978-1421519197
- Product Dimensions: 21 x 1.8 x 14.6 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 181 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 48,069 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)