Saturday, July 26, 2008

PLUTO

Wow! This huge announcement from Comic Con really took me by surprise, but it's a welcome surprise to be sure!

Viz Media is publishing Pluto in English!

For those unfamiliar with Pluto, it is a manga by Naoki Urasawa, who is the creator of Yawara, 20th Century Boys, Master Keaton, and Monster. The story of Pluto is based on the famous Astro Boy plot "The World's Strongest Robot", but told in a new way, from the perspective of a different character, and intended for more of a grown-up audience. Astro does eventually appear, but he is not the main character. In Japan, Pluto has been lauded with many awards and accolades, including the Osamu Tezuka Cultural Prize in 2005.

Look forward to the first volume of Pluto from Viz in Feburary 2009. Thanks to About.com: Manga for the news!

3 comments:

felixip said...

the story telling of this manga is wonderful, and you will see AstroBoy in episode 2!!

Michael said...

Wow, this is my first time commenting this blog.

I am also an astro big fans! but i collect figurines only.

I will visit this blog again!
WOnderful content.

Thanks
Michael

Tohoscope said...

Oh, yeah. That is good news. This is a great manga that every Astroboy fan needs a copy of.