Listen, Professor Ochanomizu... you don't understand anything about artificial intelligence. Frustration and failure... seething hatred... Emotions so powerful they lead one to want to kill... That's what fosters true artificial intelligence...
Perfection is in the mind that makes mistakes... And that, Professor, is what will give birth to the greatest robot on Earth...
—Professor TenmaA manga by Naoki Urasawa, the man behind Monster and 20th Century Boys. The story is an Ultimate Universe reimagining of the classic Astro Boy story arc "The Greatest Robot on Earth" (which can be found in Astro Boy book three, in case you want to check it out before reading the remake).In a world where humans and sentient robots co-exist, someone or something is targeting the seven most advanced robots, killing them off one by one. Even more disturbingly, the same killer seems to be murdering humans as well. Only a supremely powerful robot could be killing the other robots—but all robots are hardwired to be unable to kill humans, with one very important exception.German robot detective Gesicht (German word for 'face'), who is so advanced as to be nearly indistinguishable from a normal human, investigates the killings in an effort to learn the secret link between the advanced robots and humans being murdered. This is an especially urgent matter for Gesicht, since he's one of the scheduled murder victims...No relation to the former planet, nor the cartoon bloodhound, nor the Sailor Senshi, nor the Roman god of the Underworld. Okay, maybe that last one.Universal just picked up the rights to make a CGI/Live Action movie.Also, this manga is not expendable.
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