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Monster and 20th Century Boys are both written by the same author (Urasawa Naoki) and are both heavily psychological works that primarily explore the nature of evil.
report Recommended by Cren
Both are by Urasawa, and among his best work. Monster deals with deeper issues while 20th Century Boys focuses more on character interactions and relationships, but the basic element of good people against a terrifying, ruthless enemy is the driving force of both. Monster is more tightly plotted and cleaner in terms of unnecessary side plots and characters, so I recommend starting out with 20th Century Boys as the slightly inferior (and I hate using that word for anything Urasawa has written) work.
report Recommended by Arachneia
Both are mistery manga written and illustrated by the same author. Both have a supreme interesting story about conspiracy and the fight between good and evil. In both cases, the "bad" one has childhood traumas, responsible for their behavior.
report Recommended by daniel_rm2
Both series are written by the same author. Due to this the art (very well done in my opinion) looks alike in both series. If you like the way Naoki Urasawa tells a story and you like the general atmosphere of his stories than you should really read Monster. In my opinion Monster is by far his best work. It is the most deep and well written story I ever read. Both stories feature a main character who is on a quest to discover something. This quest changes his life completely.
report Recommended by Darkbow
These particular works by Naoki Urusawa carry an uncanny feeling of veracity; Monster and 20th Century Boys are complex, unified thrillers that are able to hold your interest (and occasionally give you chills down your spine) while still feeling rooted reality.
report Recommended by Tatterdemalion
Both manga are written by Naoki Urasawa, so their art styles and plot elements are quite similar. Both works have intricate plots, filled with numerous subplots and plot twists, which raise many questions and slowly answer them as the story goes by. In both works, there is a main character with an unshakable sense of justice, who gets involved in a web of murder, lies and secrets, which he tries to solve. Both manga have many likable and well-developed characters, as well as interesting villains. While the story and philosophy behind Monster is deeper, both series have a similar style of storytelling and create a   read more
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
Monster and 20th Century Boys are two Mangas, which were made by Naoki Urasawa and center around different shapes of pure evil.
report Recommended by AnimeXHunter
-Both are from Mangaka Naoki Urasawa -Both have a powerful antagonist with influence in various spaces of the society -Both have a Psicopath as The Principal Anthagonist -Both have a protagonist that is put by the villain as a bad guy in the look of the society
report Recommended by ShakaExperience
Both are written by mastermind and awesome mangaka Naoki Urasawa (Pluto, Billy Bat...) and both follow the psychologic task of understanding the idea of evil in the humans. Why does a human became evil (Friend), or why does it became a monster (Johan). Their drawing is exactly the same and the characters are lovable, enjoyable and developed pieces of art, even if there are twenty that have a huge relevance in the plot.
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