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Monster 

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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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Series cast summary:
Hidenobu Kiuchi Hidenobu Kiuchi ...  Kenzou Tenma 61 episodes, 2004-2005
Liam O'Brien ...  Kenzou Tenma / ... 57 episodes, 2004-2005
Mamiko Noto Mamiko Noto ...  Anna Liebert / ... 37 episodes, 2004-2005
Karen Strassman ...  Anna Liebert / ... 33 episodes, 2004-2005
Nozomu Sasaki ...  Johan Liebert 28 episodes, 2004-2005
Tsutomu Isobe Tsutomu Isobe ...  Heinrich Lunge / ... 27 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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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 ...
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For the Love of Life
Performed by David Sylvian
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a medical - detective - crime drama
16 February 2005 | by lion-41See all my reviews

This is a great series so far - I've watched up to episode 34 as of this posting. Just as the story seems to be getting slow, or losing direction, something sinister happens that pulls it all back together and on track.

The story revolves around Dr. Tenma, a genius Japanese neural surgeon living in Germany during the late 20th century. Its hard to say much else without ruining the subtle twists of the story that unfold through the series.

There is a lot of discovery in this series... lots of people doing detective work, including the viewer.


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Official Sites:

NTV [Japan] | VAP [Japan]

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Japan

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English | Japanese

Release Date:

6 April 2004 (Japan) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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