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Urasawa, Naoki 1960-

Overview
Works: 841 works in 1,457 publications in 6 languages and 11,516 library holdings
Genres: Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Fiction  Science fiction comic books, strips, etc  Young adult works  Detective and mystery comic books, strips, etc  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Contributor, Translator, Creator, Film editor
Classifications: PN6790.J34, 741.5952
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Most widely held works by Naoki Urasawa
Pluto by Naoki Urasawa( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a world where man and robots coexist, the powerful Swiss robot Mont Blanc has been destroyed. Elsewhere a key figure in a robot rights group is murdered. The two incidents appear to be unrelated ... except for one very conspicuous clue -- the bodies of both victims have been fashioned into some sort of bizarre collage complete with makeshift horns placed by the victims' heads. Interpol assigns robot detective Gesicht to this most strange and complex case -- and he eventually discovers that he too, as one of the seven great robots of the world, is one of the targets. -- [Viz Media.com]
Pluto : Urasawa X Tezuka by Naoki Urasawa( Book )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"An advocate for robot rights and a renowned European robot have been murdered. Gesicht, the detective assigned to the case, has deduced that the killer is targeting the great robots of the world - which means that he too is one of the targets. Gesicht takes it upon himself to warn the potential targets, and Atom, the famous boy robot from Japan is next on his list."--P.[4] of cover
Pluto : Urasawa x Tezuka by Naoki Urasawa( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An advocate for robot rights and a renowned European robot have been murdered. Gesicht, the detective assigned to the case, has deduced that the killer is targeting the great robots of the world - which means that he too is one of the targets. Gesicht takes it upon himself to warn the potential targets, and Atom, the famous boy robot from Japan is next on his list
Pluto : Urasawa X Tezuka : a new vision based on Astro boy, the greatest robot on earth by Naoki Urasawa( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The seven great robots of the world are being destroyed one after the other, and the former members of the politically charged Bora Survey Group are also being targeted. Could Professor Tenma, the man who created the Japanese boy robot Atom, hold the key to finding the killer and his motive? The latest developments in the investigation send shock waves throughout the world in this masterful work of science fiction and suspense" -- from publisher's web site
Pluto by Naoki Urasawa( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this daring reinvention of "The Greatest Robot on Earth" story arc from Osamu Tezuka's Astro Boy series, the world is a place where humans and robots coexist. The lives of the seven great robots of the world--Atom, Mont Blanc, North No. 2, Brando, Hercules, Epsilon and Gesischt--are turned upside down into a virtual garden of terror filled with carnage and destruction. A killer is after them, but what exactly is his motive? The story intensifies when Pluto, the namesake of the lord of the underworld, makes his appearance in this finely crafted work of science fiction and suspense"--Publisher's web site
Naoki Urasawa's monster by Naoki Urasawa( Book )
8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. Kenzo Tenma risks his promising medical career to save the life of a critically wounded young boy
Pluto by Naoki Urasawa( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Pluto-- Sahad-- Goji-- Abullah-- Mysterious figures somehow involved with the serial murders of the great robots of the world. Europol's top robot detective Gesicht has been put on the case, and he's mere steps away from discovering the horrifying truth behind the killer and his motives-- Little does he realize that he's also steps away from discovering a horrifying truth of his own-- Masterfully crafted science fiction and suspense at its best!" -- from publisher's web site
Naoki Urasawa's 20th century boys by Naoki Urasawa( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"It turns out that the Friend's plan to destroy the world was dreamed up long ago by a group of boys playing 'good guys against bad guys'-- And now, the only one who can stop this diabolical plot from succeeding is the one who came up with it--Kenji! Kenji races home and picks up the newspaper: sure enough, the mystery microbe has hit London. He thinks back over everything that has happened and what he and his childhood friends dug up, and is forced to face the unbelievable truth--someone really is putting into motion the story Kenji made up as a child, and people are dying because of it!" -- from publiisher's web site
Pluto : Urasawa X Tezuka by Naoki Urasawa( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Atom is back, and the fate of the earth is in his hands! Now that Atom has all the answers to the unsolved mysteries around Pluto, Bora and more, he's prepared to put everything on the line. With the memory of his fallen brethren--Gesicht, Mont Blanc, North No. 2, Brando, Hercules and Epsilon--etched deeply into his heart, Atom is headed for one last battle to save the world!"--Publisher's web site
20th century boys by Naoki Urasawa( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Humanity, having faced extinction at the end of the 20th century, would not have entered the new millennium if it weren't for them. In 1969, during their youth, they created a symbol. In 1997, as the coming disaster slowly starts to unfold, that symbol returns. This is the story of a gang of boys who try to save the world. Failed rock musician Kenji's memories of his past come rushing back when one of his childhood friends mysteriously commits suicide. Could this new death be related to the rise of a bizarre new cult that's been implicated in several other murders and disappearances? Determined to dig deeper, Kenji reunites with some of his old buddies in the hope of learning the truth behind it all"--P. [4] of cover
Pluto by Naoki Urasawa( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An advocate for robot rights and a renowned European robot have been murdered. Gesicht, the detective assigned to the case, has deduced that the killer is targeting the great robots of the world - which means that he too is one of the targets. Gesicht takes it upon himself to warn the potential targets, and Atom, the famous boy robot from Japan is next on his list
Pluto by Naoki Urasawa( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Pluto has destroyed six out of the seven great robots of the world, and the pacifist robot Epsilon is the only one that remains. Will Epsilon, who refused to participate in the 39th Central Asian War, leave behind his war-orphaned charges to step onto the battlefield? It just might be that kindly Epsilon, who wields the power of photon energy, will be Pluto's greatest opponent of all!"--Amazon.com
20th century boys. the prophet by Naoki Urasawa( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Friend, an enigmatic cult leader who plans to destroy the world, declares, 'The cosmos has begun choosing those who are true friends.' Meanwhile, horrifying incidents are taking place: the emergence of a mysterious virus, the revelations of a man on the run-- Kenji tries to find out who this Friend is, but the answer is still far ahead. The footsteps of doom slowly creep closer and a shadow falls over the city-- Yukiji remembers who came up with their group's enigmatic symbol: Otcho. She also discovers that, nine years earlier, Otcho had been working in Thailand but mysteriously vanished. Could Otcho be the mysterious Friend? Also, a legendary detective is hot on the trail of the Shikishima kidnappers, but the clues he uncovers lead him dangerously close to the Friends cult. Is his life now in danger as well?"--Publiisher's web site
Naoki Urasawa's monster by Naoki Urasawa( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. Kenzo Tenma risks his life to track down a brutal serial killer, who turns out to be a patient whose life he saved more than nine years earlier and who now has sinister government connections
20th century boys by Naoki Urasawa( Book )
17 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Humanity, having faced extinction at the end of the 20th century, would not have entered the new millennium if it weren't for them. In 1969, during their youth, they created a symbol. In 1997, as the coming disaster slowly starts to unfold, that symbol returns. This is the story of a gang of boys who try to save the world. Failed rock musician Kenji's memories of his past come rushing back when one of his childhood friends mysteriously commits suicide. Could this new death be related to the rise of a bizarre new cult that's been implicated in several other murders and disappearances? Determined to dig deeper, Kenji reunites with some of his old buddies in the hope of learning the truth behind it all"--P. [4] of cover of Vol. 01
Naoki Urasawa's 20th century boys by Naoki Urasawa( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Fourteen years after Bloody New Year's Eve brought the world to the brink of extinction, Neo Tokyo in the year 2014 has fully recovered and become a thriving, multiethnic metropolis. Kanna has survived the chaos and is now 17 years old--and has just stumbled upon a terrible truth that may change her destiny. Meanwhile, at a maximum security prison ten kilometers out in the middle of Tokyo Bay, a young manga artist learns firsthand the chilling downsides of the world he now inhabits. Things go from bad to almost unbearable when he's thrown into solitary confinement right near one of the prison's most notorious inmates. Has all hope been lost, or will this mysterious prisoner offer the frightened artist his only true shot at escape?"--Publisher's web site
20th Century Boys by Naoki Urasawa( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The giant robot has already been built and now awaits the Great Awakening-- With the Friend's identity still a mystery, the countdown to the apocalypse continues, day by day, minute by minute--for on December 31, 2000, humanity will meet its final hour. Hoping to get as many people who knew about their group's emblem involved in their clandestine efforts, Kenji's crew reaches out to their childhood antagonists: the twins Yanbo and Mabo. Back when they were kids, Yanbo and Mabo terrorized Kenji and company to no end. As adults, and with a crisis looming, will the evilest brothers in history now fight on the side of good?" -- from publisher's web site
Naoki Urasawa's 20th century boys by Naoki Urasawa( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Kenji wrote 'The Book of Prophecy' in his boyhood. Now this childish fantasy has become the scenario for the Friend's fiendish plot to destroy mankind. Kenji goes underground and waits for a chance to fight back. Meanwhile, the evil organization is closing in on a man called Shogun in the ganglands of Bangkok. The mystery grows deeper, the fear more intense, as we near the final battle at the turn of the century-- Is there really any way to save the world from annihilation?"--Publisher's web site
Naoki Urasawa's 20th century boys by Naoki Urasawa( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"It appears that Kanna's ambitious gamble has paid off as the leaders of the local Thai and Chinese mafias agree to both call a truce and offer to back her up"--P. [4] of cover
Naoki Urasawa's monster by Naoki Urasawa( Book )
in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. Kenzo Tenma saves the life of Johan, a young boy who grows up to become a serial killer with secret ties to the government, and Tenma, finding himself implicated as the main suspect in a series of murders, sets out to find and stop Johan
 
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Alternative Names
Lennon, Bob, 1960-
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ウラサワ, ナオキ 1960-
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English (128)
French (12)
Spanish (4)
German (3)
Japanese (3)
Dutch (2)
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