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Urasawa X Tezuka. 008

Book - 2010 | Viz Signature ed.
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A new vision based on Astroboy - "The greatest robot on earth".

R to L (Japanese Style). A new vision based on Astroboy - "The greatest robot on earth". Final Volume!
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : VIZ Media, 2010.
Edition: Viz Signature ed.
ISBN: 9781421533438
Branch Call Number: URASA
Characteristics: 230 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm.
Alternative Title: Urasawa x Tezuka. 008

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Nakkid
Aug 07, 2018

The concluding volume of the series packs a LOT of action and events. But there's no need to backtrack to other volumes to keep up with clues and information, the mystery is conveniently explained by Atom near the middle of the book. The rest of the book is robot battles, philosophical themes, tragedy, redemption, etc all presented a la classic Tezuka formula. I do wish certain characters were fleshed out more, like the ominous teddy bear or the jailed killer robot. Maybe even an explanation of Abullah's cockroach army. They also *really* drilled the anti-war theme, to the point where it was slightly overkill, but nonetheless necessary to explain the character motives.
Overall this was a satisfying ending, wrapping everything up with a nice bow. This is hands down my favorite manga series.

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