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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:
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:
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.
Last edited by ukimix; November 15, 2013 at 11:47 AM.
I'm good with one volume per week.
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.
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 )
Maybe Ill join in too, but how many chapters are each volume?
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Nice avatar Faust!
I read Pluto some months ago and this isn't the time to read again, but I can sometimes even so?
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 :-)
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.
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.
20th century boys was way too deep for me and hard to follow that I gave up from the first volume.
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
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.