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Monster

Monster

Alternative Titles

English: Monster
Japanese: モンスター

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 74
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2004 to Sep 28, 2005
Producers: Madhouse, VAP, Viz MediaL
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.731 (scored by 46397 users)
Ranked: #342
Popularity: #150
Members: 118,323
Favorites: 6,026
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

drama horror mystery psychological thriller

Synopsis

Dr. Kenzo Tenma is a renowned young brain surgeon of Japanese descent working in Europe. Highly lauded by his peers as one of the great young minds that will revolutionize the field, he is blessed with a beautiful fiancé and is on the cusp of a high promotion in the hospital he works at. However, all of that is about to change with one critical decision that Dr. Tenma faces one night—whether to save the life of a young child or that of the town's mayor. Despite being pressured by his superiors to perform surgery on the mayor, his morals force him to perform the surgery on the young child, saving his life and forfeiting the mayor's. All of a sudden, Dr. Tenma's world is turned upside down by his decision leading to the loss of everything he previously had. A doctor is taught to believe that all life is equal; however, when a series of murders occur in the vicinity of Dr. Tenma, all of the evidence pointing to the young child who he saved, Tenma's beliefs are shaken.

Naoki Urasawa's Monster is a tale full of mystery, suspense and intrigue as Dr. Tenma journeys to find out the true identity of the young child. In turn, the fate of the world may depend on it.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Summary: Monster Extra

Characters & Voice Actors

Heinemann, Eva
Heinemann, Eva
Main
Platt, Tara
English
Platt, Tara
Koyama, Mami
Japanese
Koyama, Mami
...
Liebert, Johan
Liebert, Johan
Main
Sasaki, Nozomu
Japanese
Sasaki, Nozomu
Silverstein, Keith
English
Silverstein, Keith
...
Liebert, Anna
Liebert, Anna
Main
Noto, Mamiko
Japanese
Noto, Mamiko
Strassman, Karen
English
Strassman, Karen
...
Lunge, Heinrich
Lunge, Heinrich
Main
Epcar, Richard
English
Epcar, Richard
Isobe, Tsutomu
Japanese
Isobe, Tsutomu
...

Staff

Tamura, Manabu
Producer
Maruyama, Masao
Producer
Kojima, Masayuki
Director
Nagasaki, Kenji
Episode Director, Storyboard



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1 hour ago
Beomsik
Monster, really an underrated anime on this site. Naoki Urusawa, the writer of masterpieces such as 20th Century Boys, and Master Keaton has once again proven his meticulous and ingenious writing with Monster. Now, talking about what makes Monster such an ingenious piece of writing is very difficult without delving into spoilers, so although I'll try my best to avoid any spoilers, there may be a tiny one here and there. I hope that you read my review, and whether or not you liked my review, I really hope that you give the anime a watch.

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Sep 23, 2013
DystopianLove
"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you”--Nietzsche

Those who have seen Monster can attest collectively (whether they liked it or not) to how incredibly uncomfortable and unconventional this show is. The topic of evil is proactively exploited through revealing the extent of human depravity in conjunction with exploring matters like child abuse, mass murder, collective brainwashing, human experimentation, the value of life, and so much more. These are some themes that most people make a conscious effort to keep as far read more
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Recommendations

Both top tier anime for the Mystery genre. Very entertaining and very well done. If nothing else binds these two anime together, than their flawlessness would do just that. Regardless of whether or not you are fans of this genre, it is still highly likely that you will come to love and enjoy both of these vastly entertaining titles.
Both have a highly character-driven story and keep you guessing as to what will happen next. Both involve an antagonist who at first seems kind but has evil intentions and manipulates others. Each one contains great character development and characters who you feel and care for. If you want an anime that strays from the norm and delivers an interesting story with realistic portrayals of human emotion then this is for you.

Opening Theme

"Grain" by Kuniaki Haishima

Ending Theme

#1: "For The Love of Life" by David Sylvian (eps 1-32)
#2: "Make It Home" by Fujiko Heming (eps 33-74)

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