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Writer:
Naoki Urasawa (comic)
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Release Date:
6 April 2004 (Japan) See more »
Plot:
Dr. Kenzo Tenma, a young but extremely talented neurosurgeon, lives his life working in a hospital in Germany... See more »
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A fantastic anime that not only gets away with taking itself far to serious - but creates one of the most entertaining shows of any type I've ever seen by doing this. See more (32 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 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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Trivia:
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:
Inspector Lunge:I already know what happened. I know about Inspector Zeman's connection to the secret police and his brutal death. Prague's police chief and two officers were poisoned to death.
[taps fingers]
Inspector Lunge:The two agents who were sent to tail you were found shot to death. And you're the chief suspect in all the incidents that have taken place. Considering all the evidence stacked against you, you're the culprit.
Jan Suk:I'm not! I didn't do anything!
Inspector Lunge:Then it could be Grimmer, the tall, thin, man who was talking with Inspector Zeman the day before he was killed?
Jan Suk:It's not Mr. Grimmer, either! He wouldn't do something like that.
Inspector Lunge:In that case, who is the killer? You know, don't you? You know who the killer is, right?
Jan Suk:W-What are you talking about? If I knew, I wouldn't be in this state. Deceived by so many people... set up to take the fall... even being on the run from the police... I've had enough of this! I don't want to be betrayed anymore!
Inspector Lunge:You're a detective, aren't you? If you're a detective, then you have to calmly dissect the situation. Even if it's painful, you must calmly uncover the truth.
[gets up]
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37 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
A fantastic anime that not only gets away with taking itself far to serious - but creates one of the most entertaining shows of any type I've ever seen by doing this., 10 April 2005
Author: benthebrat from Canada

A dark, suspenseful and extremely entertaining anime that boldly answers back to the skeptics who think that all anime must be as brain-dead and child-oriented as the majority of prime-time viewing. (Which is, quite frankly, usually embarrassing to watch in the presence of others.) The plot of Monster is without a doubt the best part, dark but not without cheerful scenes, and centered around the story of a Dr. Tenma, a talented Nero-surgeon, who's upright morals soon send him on a rarely chosen path to correct the wrong he'd unwittingly committed in the name of justice. Unlike other anime, most of which seem to focus on super-powers, fantasy, or sci-fi horror, this one's true chillingness is in the fact that despite being animated, it is portrayed in an all-too-real manner. In reality, the most truly terrifying people are generally people who you wouldn't think out of the ordinary in a crowd, not some supernatural monster who relies on brute force or the inability of the entire world he fights to stop him. The animation isn't the best, but the story more then makes up for it, and even watching it on a 42" TV, I was far to engrossed with the story to make more then the occasional observation that perhaps the movement wasn't quite as smooth in some places as it might be. The same applies to the sound, which doesn't quite keep pace with the story either. Nonetheless, it is one of the best shows I've seen, period.

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Why does Johann pretend to be Anna? piwara
If Monster is really going to be made a live action, who are the casts? azayrahmad
Where to get DVDs/Blue Ray of the whole series? jerry4444
Worst ending ever! UltimateOllie
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