8.6
755 votes
Monster

Monster

NTV 2004

Kenzou Tenma, a Japanese brain surgeon in Germany, had it all: incredible skill at his work, a rich and beautiful fiancee, and a promising career at his hospital. However, after becoming disenchanted by hospital politics, he chose to save the life of a young boy who got shot in the head over the life of the mayor. As a result he lost the support of the hospital director, as well as his position in the hospital and his fiance. A short time later, the hospital director and the doctors that replaced him were murdered, and once again he was catapulted back onto the top. But as the chief suspect of the murders, Tenma did not get a easy life. As a matter of fact, it seems that the boy he saved was much more than he had appeared to be... Now to clear his name and to correct his past mistake, Tenma must get to the bottom of these and other murders, and investigate the truth of the Monster who is behind all of this.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Monster

Monster - S1E71

#1 - The Wrath of the Magnificent Steiner

8.93

Season 1 - Episode 71

Tenma runs into Lunge, the latter apologizing for his previous accusations against Tenma. Nina and Dr. Gillen rush to Ruhenheim. After the winning lottery couple is wounded in an attack on Bonaparta's hotel, Grimmer rushes out to the streets to reason with the unknown assailants.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Monster from 44 votes.

Monster - S1E29

#2 - Execution

8.77

Season 1 - Episode 29

Robert delves into Johan's past and makes a shocking discovery. Dr. Gillen speaks to Peter Jurgens, a serial murderer about Johan's possible involvement and gets a tragic reply. Johan confronts Robert about Stephen Joos. And Dr. Reichwen receives tragic news from the police.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Monster from 53 votes.

Monster - S1E30

#3 - Decision

8.56

Season 1 - Episode 30

Suspecting foul play in Robert's 'accidental' death fall, Dr. Reichwen makes some discoveries in his investigations. But as he later realizes, his investigations may have put him in harms way.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Monster from 50 votes.

Monster - S1E73

#4 - Scenery for a Doomsday

8.55

Season 1 - Episode 73

Bonaparta attempts to shoot Johan dead, but is gunned down by Roberto, who dies of his own injuries soon afterwards. With the massacre now over, authorities rush into the town and attempt to determine what happened. Just as an officer is about to arrest Dr. Tenma, an ambulance worker arrives asking for Tenma's assistance.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Monster from 47 votes.

Monster - S1E72

#5 - A Nameless Man

8.42

Season 1 - Episode 72

Lunge confronts Roberto, one of the ringleaders, in a hotel room. Both are subsequently wounded in the fight. Nina and Gillen arrive in Ruhenheim where they find a house containing drawings of the two twins by Bonaparta. This triggers a final memory and the secret to Johan's madness and motives, his quest for true solitude, as well as forgiveness for his actions. Bonaparta accompanies Tenma on his quest to find and kill Johan.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Monster from 43 votes.

Monster - S1E70

#6 - The Town Massacre

8.39

Season 1 - Episode 70

As time passes, more people in Ruhenheim are being shot dead by mysterious people and each other. Both Grimmer and Lunge determine that the owner of a local hotel is Klaus Poppe, also known as Franz Bonaparta. After subduing a man who was giving weapons to everyone in the town, they obtain information that one of the ringleaders is in a second hotel.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Monster from 38 votes.

Monster - S1E37

#7 - A Nameless Monster

8.37

Season 1 - Episode 37

The episode begins with a fairy tale about a Monster without a name. Nina reads the story from the picture book and has a sense of deja vu. Johan's evil plans for the book donation ceremony is carried out. Dr. Tenma meets a big obstacle in his attempt to kill Johan.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Monster from 49 votes.

Monster - S1E44

#8 - Double Darkness

8.28

Season 1 - Episode 44

After the death of his seniors, Suk is left to re-investigate case from the very beginning. He gets information from the orphans about a meeting with Grimmer. His intention to arrest Grimmer takes a different turn however when he gets deeper into the investigation. The episode also reveals that there is more to the nameless lady at the bar than she lets on.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Monster from 43 votes.

Monster - S1E67

#9 - I'm Back

8.26

Season 1 - Episode 67

Nina confronts Johan who presents her with a story on what happened when many people were poisoned at the Mansion of Red Roses. Nina realizes that she was the one who witnessed these deaths, the shock of this revelation nearly drives her to suicide, but she is saved by Tenma. Capek is gunned down by members of his organization when they find out about the guard that Capek killed.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Monster from 42 votes.

Monster - S1E19

#10 - Monster's Abyss

8.24

Season 1 - Episode 19

Tenma visits Rudy, a criminal psychologist, who is working on cases involving a murderer named Jurgens.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Monster from 58 votes.

Monster - S1E22
#11 - Lunge's Trap
8.24
Season 1 - Episode 22

Lunge determines that the murder of a wealthy, middle-aged, childless couple does not fit the usual modus operandi of the serial murders and decides to use this opportunity to lure Tenma to a trap. However, before he can arrest him, Lunge is critically wounded by the real criminal. Tenma is able to treat Lunge's injuries.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Monster from 55 votes.

Monster - S1E74
#12 - The Real Monster
8.24
Season 1 - Episode 74

It has been some time since the tragic blood battle, and everyone is working hard to put their lives back to normal. Tenma finally locates a woman he has been searching for, and she reveals some startling information.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Monster from 51 votes.

Monster - S1E60
#13 - The Man Who Knew Too Much
8.19
Season 1 - Episode 60

Martin’s attempt to save Eva costs him his life, his last minutes with Tenma reveals a terrible secrets about Martin’s boss, Peter Chapek and the about the experiments.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Monster from 48 votes.

Monster - S1E69
#14 - The Peaceful House
8.17
Season 1 - Episode 69

Lunge and Grimmer conclude something terrible is happening in Ruhenheim when random gunshots ring out, people are either murdered or disappearing, and any roads out of town are flooded by torrential rain. As Nina recovers in a nearby hospital, Tenma, using a lead from Capek, travels to Prague and meets with Lipsky and determines that Johan is in Ruhenheim.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Monster from 35 votes.

Monster - S1E38
#15 - The Demon in My Eyes
8.15
Season 1 - Episode 38

Dr. Tenma has a gun pointed at Roberto, but Roberto has the rifle pointed at him. Nina, Dr.Reichwen and Dieter arrive to find the whole library in flames. People are trapped inside and the doors are all locked. Karl reads the report on his mother's life and death. Dr. Tenma tries to rescue those trapped in the building. Johan reveals the monster inside of him to Schuwald.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Monster from 47 votes.

Monster - S1E28
#16 - Just One Case
8.13
Season 1 - Episode 28

Richard re-investigates his old homicide cases and makes a frightening discovery.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Monster from 54 votes.

Monster - S1E65
#17 - Johan's Footprints
8.12
Season 1 - Episode 65

Capek tries to berate Johan for his actions and tells him that everything should be done according to Capek's plans but Johan simply disagrees and disappears. Capek realizes his hold on his organization is crumbling and has his men pick up Nina in Frankfurt. Eva accosts the young man who was introduced to Johan, Christof Sievernich, demanding answers.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Monster from 41 votes.

Monster - S1E17
#18 - Reunion
8.12
Season 1 - Episode 17

The extremists plans are put into action, and Tenma decides to postpone his search for Johan and instead heads to the Turkish district to warn the people there. Dieter and Heckel are captured by the skinheads. And Nina tries to get information about the 'main dish' from 'The Baby'.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Monster from 66 votes.

Monster - S1E59
#19 - The Man Who Saw the Devil
8.12
Season 1 - Episode 59

Tenma manages to find Martin. A drunken Eva spots Johan at a party. Martin receives his final orders from his boss but his feelings gets in the way. And Martin gets way over his head when he tries to investigate Johan and his disciple, and the truth about his past is revealed.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Monster from 43 votes.

Monster - S1E27
#20 - Proof
8.11
Season 1 - Episode 27

Richard's past and present situation is revealed. Johan continues to bond with the Schuwald family and his intention is revealed.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Monster from 56 votes.

Last updated: oct 26, 2020

Comments

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One of the best plots ever written

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Lejos una de las mejores series de anime que he visto.

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Too much time to not tell anything at all... **Slow and empty.** Overrated show mostly because of teenagers searching for something more dark and mature in anime. But honestly, it fails gracefully trying to reach.

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I'm still waiting for this to get picked up by some american television network. Come on HBO or Netflix.

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Well, this was a waste of precious time. While the animation, music, setting are good, the writing is very poor. This show is overrated, slow-paced beyond belief, stuffed and stretched wide for no other reason than to look brightly complex; 2/3 of the show don't really tie to anything, don't develop neither story nor characters. The dark and mature tone doesn't make up for the bad writing which leaves a bad aftertaste. The Monster definitely left an impression: unimpressive.

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Saw this one coming back in my all-time stats. One of the few tens I've ever given to a show. This is absolutely one of the best things ever made. In the hands of the right directors this could even be made into one of the best real action shows ever. But it should probably keep it's legacy in the anime realm :) .

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The plot of this series is phenomenal. The author is extremely talented writing this series, I can feel. It's just that the episodes here are quite long, but maybe that's the part of the storytelling.

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At first I thought the protagonist was a monster, but apparently the story is the scary

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Great anime to watch. Great story, very dark, sometimes it's a bit slow, that's my main issue with it. Even if you're not into anime you can watch this easily.

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I happened to discover this spectacular series as a recommendation from the forums of http://myanimelist.net/. I was searching some anime with psychological tweaks, as I was impressed by what Death Note had to offer. And that brought me to this title. Conventionally, before I start with any anime, I always like to check the first episode; whether that casts some major effect upon me or not. In this case, I was remarkably astonished at its potential. The very first episode is enough in itself to hook anyone with a knack for mind-games and it goes without saying that it’s not an overstatement. It’s not uncommon that some anime tends to start magnificently but fails to keep up the level and eventually transforms into a mass of disappointment. However, with Monster, I can assure that is not the case. Although, it is troublesome to understand certain turn of events (especially the end to me), it continues to rise up until the penultimate episode, reaching the climax at it, and then it concludes in the 74th chapter as an epilogue. The vastness of the series allowed the story to be more elaborate, and it necessarily involves larger number of characters than a 12-episode or a 24-episode anime. Nearly each episode introduces a new character more or less, and depicts his/her emotions, behaviours, thought processes quite neatly in a manner that seems to grow upon oneself. Still, it does not feel overcrowded at any moment. Each individual has parts to play to make the story progress. Again, no character is purely white, nor is it absolute dark. Each one has its own individual tone colour. There'll be certain times when one would definitely wonder as to how could we be certain about the moral stability of any person we know? Among the other notable aspects of Monster, dialogues are concise, background scores are fantastic, and animation is marvellous. I didn't have the opportunity to enjoy the manga beforehand. Therefore, I can't compare the two, but what I learned from others is that, this anime follows the manga precisely page by page. Then again, that's hearsay evidence. I can't possibly comment on that yet. Nevertheless, if I ever try the manga (and I do believe I'll try soon enough), then I'll perhaps add my experience there with the manga.

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