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    Collective Reading of PLUTO by Naoki Urasawa & Osamu Tezuka

    Collective Reading of PLUTO by Naoki Urasawa & Osamu Tezuka


    Hi MH community

    FaustXIII and me, relatively beginners in the manga world, but passionate readers, decided to begin the reading of Pluto by the two big ones Naoki Urasawa and Osamu Tezuka. So everybody is very welcome to join us in the reading of this classic.

    Next, you'll find some comments about the manga, some ideas we want to do in this reading and some proposals for the rules we'll following on the reading. Please, if you want to join, fell free to comment and/or critique these rules and/or propose new ones. There we go!





    Reviews and Some comments

    You can find many reviews on this very famous manga through the web. Here we extract some interesting comments:


    Spoiler: By Jeffry Brown from From Good Ok Bad show



    Spoiler:  By Scott Radtke from Goodreads show




    Where to read:

    Buying the books, of course, or in Batoto, mangahere, mangafox, etc...



    Rules for the collective reading
    • All the usual rules of courtesy.
    • The agreed pace is a volume per week; and we hope to end the manga in 8 weeks. Next, the dates for the cuts and also the specific chapters of each volume:

    Schedule of the collective reading
    Schedule of the reading
    Nov 1 to 7 -----> Volume 1: chapters 1 to 7
    Nov 8 to 14 -----> Volume 2: chapters 8 to 15
    Nov 15 to 21 -----> Volume 3: chapters 16 to 23
    Nov 22 to 28 -----> Volume 4: chapters 24 to 31
    Nov 29 to Dec 6 -----> Volume 5: chapters 32 to 39
    Dec 7 to 13 -----> Volume 6: chapters 40 to 47
    Dec 14 to 22 -----> Volume 7: chapters 48 to 55
    Dec 23 to 29 -----> Volume 8: chapters 56 to 65 end.


    Some advices to keep in mind:
    • The idea of the collective reading is to read together with other people; so to share your impressions and comment on other's impressions. Then try to post at least once a week (or more if you want to), with your impressions on the chapters of the respective week. (It could be a good idea to take notes of you impressions as your reading advances. A diary of you reading could be a nice tool and could also enrich your own experience of reading).
    • We can change the agreed pace on the schedule if we fell we should read faster or lower. Everyone is free to post his/her thoughts about it and we will discuss it freely and open-mindedly.
    • Since nobody wants his/her reading spoiled by a comment about a chapter or volume not read yet, comments on the respective chapter/volume will be allowed preferably in the week assigned in the agreed schedule. (If is about an ulterior chapter, please, take care to post it inside spoiler tags).
    • It could be a good idea to subscribe the thread, so that you keep in touch with what is written here.


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    Everybody is very welcome to join us.
    This week we are reading Volume 3 (chapters 16 to 27), from Nov 15 to 21
    Last edited by ukimix; November 15, 2013 at 11:47 AM.

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    Re: Collective Reading of PLUTO by Naoki Urasawa & Osamu Tezuka

    I'm good with one volume per week.

    Spoiler: Urasawa's drawing of Tezuka's characters in Pluto show

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    Re: Collective Reading of PLUTO by Naoki Urasawa & Osamu Tezuka

    I always wanted to read this one,I'll join, it's only 8 volumes. I am fine with 1 volume per week, now I need to complete Cyborg Banchou's arc.
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    Re: Collective Reading of PLUTO by Naoki Urasawa & Osamu Tezuka

    Hi Demon!!!!!!! Nice you join us. You're very very welcome man!!
    (I'm locking forward to read your comments on KB too, but do it when oyu have the time and when you want to )

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    Re: Collective Reading of PLUTO by Naoki Urasawa & Osamu Tezuka

    Maybe Ill join in too, but how many chapters are each volume?

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    Re: Collective Reading of PLUTO by Naoki Urasawa & Osamu Tezuka

    Quote Originally Posted by SharkBait View Post
    Maybe Ill join in too, but how many chapters are each volume?
    7-8 Chapters per Volume.

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    Re: Collective Reading of PLUTO by Naoki Urasawa & Osamu Tezuka

    Quote Originally Posted by SharkBait View Post
    Maybe Ill join in too, but how many chapters are each volume?
    Hi Sharkbait!! Very welcome to the reading. Let's hope you join us. As Faust says, it's 7-8 chapters per volume. Also we can slow down or increase the reading pace whenever the participants agree on it. So we will be telling us about our impressions and also about how our reading advances through the weeks. It seems to be a very good manga and it would be nice to have another people reading and to talk to about it. So, let us know your thoughts about your possible participation and about the proposed schedule (a volume per week).

    ---------- Post added at 11:14 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:11 AM ----------

    Nice avatar Faust!

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    Re: Collective Reading of PLUTO by Naoki Urasawa & Osamu Tezuka

    I read Pluto some months ago and this isn't the time to read again, but I can sometimes even so?

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    Re: Collective Reading of PLUTO by Naoki Urasawa & Osamu Tezuka

    Quote Originally Posted by Leoat12 View Post
    I read Pluto some months ago and this isn't the time to read again, but I can sometimes even so?
    Sure, you're welcome to comment on the volumes we are reading on each week. It would be nice to know your impressions on this manga, your questions and thoughts.

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    Re: Collective Reading of PLUTO by Naoki Urasawa & Osamu Tezuka

    This one will be hard to get my hand on since it is quite popular. With the the holiday of All Saints I won't be able to start on 1st november unfortunately. But I will probably join later.
    I have never read Astro Boy I must say. I have a very hard time with Tezuka but not with Urasawa :-)

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    Re: Collective Reading of PLUTO by Naoki Urasawa & Osamu Tezuka

    Quote Originally Posted by k-dom View Post
    This one will be hard to get my hand on since it is quite popular. With the the holiday of All Saints I won't be able to start on 1st november unfortunately. But I will probably join later.
    I have never read Astro Boy I must say. I have a very hard time with Tezuka but not with Urasawa :-)
    Neither I have read Astro boy, and honestly I don't plan on beginning it. I remember some TV chapters from when I was a child, and I have this film from 2009 directed by David Bowers, which surely I will re-watch later. But I really would like to try some short stories by Asimov related to the three robotic laws, which seems to be a reference both for Tesuka and for Urasawa. I really like Asimov. Some years ago I read Foundation and I really enjoyed the whole books. He's very famous and well known writer and scientist, and it would be nice to have some background on those laws.

    There is this short story written by Asimov in 1941 entitled Runaround, which seems to be the first one he wrote about those laws.

    Anyway, I also think that if the story is really good, it will not depend on its connections with other stories. So if the manga is good, sure one can have a good experience only reading the manga and nothing else.

    I know Urasawa and Tesuka ar like demigods of manga. But to be honest I enjoy Billy Bat (the only one I have read), but I don't thin it's fantastic. But I have different expectations on Pluto, for the reviews and comments. It seems to be really good.

    So nice that you join us, k-dom!!! This manga sure is a must do (even if it's bad).
    Last edited by ukimix; October 28, 2013 at 03:06 PM.

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    Re: Collective Reading of PLUTO by Naoki Urasawa & Osamu Tezuka

    Well Billy Bat is maybe not the best to start. The plot is very complex and not easy to read on a chapter by chapter basis. Monster and 20th Century Boys are great and completed series.

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    20th century boys was way too deep for me and hard to follow that I gave up from the first volume.

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    Re: Collective Reading of PLUTO by Naoki Urasawa & Osamu Tezuka

    This has been on my list for some time... I'm in!

    I love Urasawa's works... Also, grew up in a house full of Asimov's books... Too bad I didn't get to read most of them because my brother took them with him when he moved out :T

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    Re: Collective Reading of PLUTO by Naoki Urasawa & Osamu Tezuka

    I didn't have the necessity to read others stories, Pluto is good for itself, but it isn't my favorite Usarawa's manga. Probably my favorite will be Monster that I am going to finish this week. All Urasawa's series has a level of complexity, you should pay attention while read to not let any detail escape, same to Pluto. You will enjoy the reading for sure even so.

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