Monster (2004–2005)

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Dr. Kenzo Tenma, a young but extremely talented neurosurgeon, lives his life working in a hospital in Germany. He is respected by his superiors for his incredible surgical skills, envied by... See full summary »

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 Kenzou Tenma / ... (57 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Anna Liebert / ... (33 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Inspector Heinrich Lunge (24 episodes, 2004-2005)
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Dr. Kenzo Tenma, a young but extremely talented neurosurgeon, lives his life working in a hospital in Germany. He is respected by his superiors for his incredible surgical skills, envied by his peers and he is engaged to the daughter of the hospital director. But one day his bright future changes when a little boy is brought in with a serious head injury, along with his twin sister, the aftermath of a family massacre. He is faced with a huge dilemma when his superior orders him to abort the boy's surgery and operate on the mayor instead, who was brought in much later. He decides that "all life is equal" and goes against his superiors to save the boy's life (who arrived first), which ultimately results in the mayor's death. The boy survives, leaving Tenma's career in ruins, his engagement to his fiancé broken. His downward spiral begins when one night, while he is out cold in a drunken stupor, the twins vanish from the hospital and Tenma's superiors - along with the hospital director -... Written by Playbahnosh

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Dr. Reichwein's files on patients (seen when he looks for Richard's) include files on "supposed" patients named Werner Herzog, Wim Wenders (as "Wilhelm E. Wenders"), Nastassja Kinski, Wolfgang Becker (as "Wolfgang Becker") and Bruno Ganz See more »

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Jan Suk: Is there something you want to say?
Fritz Verdeman: I'm saying that your questions stick too much to the manual. So, what have we learned so far? You're just like a kid these days. You probably hit on women using a manual.
Jan Suk: You look just like a father. I don't have a father, but I'd never want a parent like you.
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If you like thrillers this is a must see!
3 August 2008 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

I've seen a lot of Animes and I have to say this is the best one in my opinion, a true masterpiece that goes beyond others. I liked Monster since its not a common Anime (japanese cartoon) since it doesn't evolve around supernatural abilities or Futeristic techs. The story is written in a way that make it feel very realistic. The realistic story also makes it a very scary story in a sense that the monsters in this story actually can exists, these are the real monsters we should be scared of.

Don't let the fact that its anime scare you off. Even if its hard to watch at first you'll get used to it, the story makes up for it. The story is so compelling that once you get into it it's hard to stop watching. I don't want to spoil any of plot more than it questions a common moral "all human life is equal worth". The plot really gets you thinking.


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