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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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Worth to watch for those who liked Death Note! See more (40 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)
Joshua Lopez .... co-producer (74 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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24 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:
Fritz Verdeman:Can I believe in you? Everything you told me... What you're trying to do... I can't do anything for you right now, but... can I believe in you, Dr. Tenma?
Kenzou Tenma:[indicates his gun] You shouldn't trust people who wave things like this around too much.
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32 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Worth to watch for those who liked Death Note!, 5 December 2007
Author: Ryu_Darkwood from Netherlands

I recently watched the popular anime serial Death Note. In search for a similar dark and gritty tale of power and deceit, I stumbled upon this little pearl. Like Death Note it's an epic train ride of plot twists and philosophical visions on the worth of human life.

It is about the young surgeon Dr. Tenma who finds himself in an awkward situation. Will he continue the operation on a little boy with a gun wound in the head, or will he save the mayor of the city, and also benefactor of his hospital, from the effects of a stroke? In all his fairness he makes the choice to save the boy. It is the beginning of a tremendous tragedy; his boss and father-in-law doesn't want him anymore, his wife dumps him, colleagues despise him, and he becomes the scapegoat for the hospital. And then something odd happens. The little boy and his twin sister disappear and all the people who meant to do harm are killed. Though everything points at Dr Tenma's direction, there is not enough evidence for prosecution. And from that point on starts the story of Dr Tenma's quest to find out what happened and who was behind the killings. He stumbles upon a terrifying discovery that will alter his life tremendously.

I like this cleverly written show for its addictive storyline and emotionally tense scenes. You must be willing to accept the many ''fillers'' - episodes with as only goal to lengthen the story - but it's well worth too watch through them. Those of you who liked Death Note, please give this less famous show a try. In some ways I think Monster even surpasses Death Note by its themes and dark vision on humanity.

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