A brilliant neurosurgeon living in Germany finds his life in utter turmoil after getting involved with a psychopath that was once a former patient.
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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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Eve Heinemann: I want the biggest one you can give me.
Gun seller: A beginner can't handle a big gun. What are you trying to shoot?
Eve Heinemann: A real devil.
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The best suspense/thriller in animation, PERIOD.
28 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've watched a lot of anime, I've read a lot of manga, but Monster has managed to blow all of my former "favorites" out of the water. It manages to combine everything that's great about thrillers, mysteries, character studies, and psychological dramas all at once. The writing is superior, the direction is fantastic, and the way the story builds is slow but undoubtedly engaging. If Alfred Hitchcock had ever endeavored to create a serial work, it would be something like this.

The characters are all lovingly and soulfully rendered, and the show never seems to fall into the traps that even the best anime do - that is: needless fanservice, forced comedy, or ludicrous violence.

In addition, get ready for a history lesson. This story deals more with the social and political annals of 20th century Eastern Europe - ACCURATELY - than most classes on the subject.


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