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So, the new volume of Pluto is due shortly. So, I figured I'd post one of my favourite scenes from the last volume and a single page from the upcoming volume.



Remember, reads right-to-left.

Our hero, Gesicht, has received a clue. A witness to one of Pluto's attacks received a transmission (amidst many feelings of pain, sadness, and hatred) from Pluto in the form of an image of a young man standing in a field of flowers. While investigating Pluto's origins in Persia, the young man is identified by a robotic flower-boy as Sahad, a robot who left to study in Holland.

Talking with one of Sahad's professors, Gesicht finds out that Sahad was rather odd for a robot. He was desperate to make the strongest plants possible, so that they could survive in his native climate. In his pursuit of this, he did a number of unconventional things, such as naming each and every tulip he experimented on to make them grow faster. Real names, too, not just numeric designations or anything like that.

The professor is, of course, dismissive...









The next page isn't necessary for the plot, but the robot flower boy in this is adorable. No reason to skimp on the cute just because the rest of the scene is so serious, right?





Anyway, the woman who runs the flower shop knew Sahad. He would help out at her store when he wasn't busy with school work. She said his greatest dream was to fill his country with flowers.

That is, until war breaks out back home. Sahad's father (creator would probably be a more accurate term, but it's not what they use) died in the war, and now Sahad wants to be a soldier. He thought he'd turn out just like one of his flowers...









And so, Pluto's identity has been revealed. I love the metaphor of the eternally blooming flower that destroyed all the others. Hatred that can give birth to nothing but can only sustain its only purposeless existence.

Finally, a single page that foreshadows the great threat to the world:





It seems the stakes are higher than one robot's vendetta.

All scans taken from Spectrum Nexus and not the Viz translation.

Suggested tags:
char: pluto, title: pluto, char: gesicht, char: epsilon, creator: naoki urasawa

Date: 2010-01-19 09:57 pm (UTC)
mullon: (Bakura)
From: [personal profile] mullon
Just got back from reading the volume. It seemed weird that they make a big deal about Pluto throughout the series and then all of a sudden bring out this new thing.

And I'm still waiting for a Dr. Black Jack cameo.

Date: 2010-01-20 06:25 pm (UTC)
mullon: (Bakura)
From: [personal profile] mullon
Yeah but we only heard of him. I want to see him.

Date: 2010-01-19 11:09 pm (UTC)
espanolbot: (Default)
From: [personal profile] espanolbot
Hey, the guy who found the tulip is the guy who Tenma bought a clock for in Monster. :D

Date: 2010-01-20 12:20 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] yaseen101
Okay, so I've read Monster and even though I suffered from Hype Backlash, I still thought it was good, 20th Century Boys was...well, I already talked about in Off Topic Tuesday, let's just say I didn't like it all that much. However, this looks more interesting. I will check it out one day.

Date: 2010-01-21 07:25 am (UTC)
lamashtar: Shun the nonbelievers! Shun-na! (Default)
From: [personal profile] lamashtar
How does a flower kill?

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