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Director:
Writer:
Naoki Urasawa (comic)
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Release Date:
6 April 2004 (Japan) See more »
Plot:
A brilliant neurosurgeon living in Germany finds his life in utter turmoil after getting involved with a psychopath that was once a former patient. Full summary »
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User Reviews:
One of the best experiences ever See more (39 total) »

Cast

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Liam O'Brien ... Kenzou Tenma / ... (57 episodes, 2004-2005)

Karen Strassman ... Anna Liebert / ... (33 episodes, 2004-2005)

Richard Epcar ... Inspector Heinrich Lunge (24 episodes, 2004-2005)
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Series Directed by
Ryôsuke Nakamura (5 episodes, 2004-2005)

Masayuki Kojima (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Donald Roman Lopez (18 episodes, 2004-2005)
René Veilleux (16 episodes, 2004-2005)
Ryôsuke Nakamura (3 episodes, 2004-2005)

Naoki Urasawa (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Masao Maruyama .... producer (75 episodes, 2004-2005)
 
Series Original Music by
Kuniaki Haishima (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Patrick Seitz (74 episodes, 2004-2005)
 
Series Art Department
Ryôsuke Nakamura .... storyboard artist (74 episodes, 2004-2005)
 
Series Sound Department
Marc Schmidt .... audio post coordinator (74 episodes, 2004-2005)
 
Series Animation Department
Nobumasa Shinkawa .... key animator (5 episodes, 2004-2005)
Hiroyuki Aoyama .... animation director (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Casting Department
René Veilleux .... principals casting (18 episodes, 2004-2005)
 
Series Music Department
Hitoshi Konno .... musician: violin (74 episodes, 2004-2005)
Kazunari Sengoku .... music producer (74 episodes, 2004-2005)
 
Series Other crew
Patrick Seitz .... voice director (74 episodes, 2004-2005)
 

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25 min
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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 GanzSee more »
Quotes:
Toshio Iwai:I was really surprised when Mr. Tenma was marked as a suspect!
Inspector Lunge:You were surprised? Was it unexpected?
Toshio Iwai:It was beyond expectation, to think that he killed someone... To tell you the truth, I didn't think he could do such a thing. Although we only went out drinking about twice three years ago, he was not a bad person.
Inspector Lunge:If you say that he was not a bad person, does that make him a good person?
Toshio Iwai:A good person...? He was more of the type of person who didn't like to stand out.
Inspector Lunge:So a person who doesn't like to stand out is a good person?
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Version of Monster (2015) (TV)See more »

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25 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
One of the best experiences ever, 13 March 2010
Author: Sharat Jonnalagadda from India

This is not typical anime, it is not even a series or a video, it is an experience I have gone through watching this piece of brilliance called Monster.

I have been a huge fan of crime dramas of Martin Scorcese and thrillers of Alfred Hitchcock and totally enjoy movies that dive deep into human emotions such as 7even, Taxi Driver, V for Vendetta, Machinist, Schindler's List, American Beauty etc. For anyone out there with similar tastes, this is a must watch content. It is must watch because all those works that we have seen until now seem so little in terms of their emotional intensity before this masterpiece of a thriller.

Unlike the title, there are no monsters in this series, well actually there is one, far more deadlier than the ones in our nightmares, monster created as a result of difference in the perception of what we see in society. No, we are not talking about psychopaths with extreme emotions that enjoy hurting people here, but normal human being that can see the difference between good and bad, light and darkness, life and death very clearly and thus obviously does not agree with the society. The whole series is about a monster created out of the extreme surroundings around him and the people he encounters during his life that either get obsessed with his thinking or want to kill him for how dangerous he is.

Overall this series could be the best animated work as it would leave you with an everlasting feeling like it did on me. There has been an attempt to make a movie out of the plot and nothing seems to be happening, I wish it stayed that way. A story like this will be a disaster as a 2-3 hour movie, there is just too much good stuff in here that cannot be passed/cut-down to make a movie.

For those who watched V for Vendetta, this work will seem relevant to the main theme of series. Be ready to spend some time (74 episodes) and make sure you do not give more than 1 day break between each episode as you could forget everything very fast. You should concentrate on everything in the episode as there are hundreds of characters that have a lot to do with the plot.

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