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Monster


Alt Names: alt モンスター
Author: URASAWA Naoki
Artist: URASAWA Naoki
Genres: Award Winning Award WinningDrama DramaMedical MedicalMystery MysteryPsychological PsychologicalSeinen SeinenTragedy Tragedy
Type: Manga (Japanese)
Status: Complete
Description: Monster weaves the riveting story of brilliant Dr. Kenzo Tenma, a famous surgeon with a promising career at a leading hospital. Tenma risks his reputation and promising career to save the life of a critically wounded young boy. Unbeknownst to him, this child is destined for a terrible fate.
A string of strange and mysterious murders begin to occur soon afterward, ones that professionally benefit Dr. Tenma, and he emerges as the primary suspect. Conspiracies, serial murders, and a scathing depiction of the underbelly of hospital politics are all masterfully woven together in this compelling manga thriller.

Won the 1st Japan Media Arts Award Excellence Prize in the Manga division.
Won the 3rd Tezuka Osamu Cultural Award Grand Prize.
Won the 46th Shogakukan Manga Award in the General category.
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Urasawa Naoki is by far the best mangaka ever. I've read 4 of his works and all of them are masterpieces. Be it Monster, 20th Century Boys, Billy Bat or Pluto. Each one is a gem.

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 Next Chapter 10/18???? How can someone not be translating this god send of a manga? Wait you say it's because all the groups are extremely busy translating other manga and having real lives and don't have enough time to translate this one? Utter nonsense. We want are beautiful monster girl waifus and we want them now!! There will be no bathroom breaks, no lunches and no sleep until the next chapter is out!

This would be among the closest manga has come to being art.

Can't believe that I've overseen this manga before. Words can't express how epic this manga was. And what a great ending... Wow

holy smoke, this got me hooked. This is soooo good.

 

Last chapters just gave me chills. Beautifully constructed story with nice ending.

Chapter 26 and this stuff is great so far. I can even recognize some of the street names heh

Had a clean and proper ending with a little of insecurity unlike many other manga. Story was well laid out with many twist and turns with a plot that really sucks you in. Overall, this manga is simply amazing.

The last chapter seriously made me scared of Johan, I'm sure anyone who saw it knows exactly which part I mean.

Amazing Manga, I never read it before because the Genres and Pictures never really caught my eye but all the comments were positive so I gave it a spin, best choice I've made since 1994!

Great Manga along with great characters! Detective Lunge really creeped me out though :D

I think Stannis Baratheon from Game of Thrones looks just like Lunge.

This one is pure gold!  I watched the anime first though...

But I pretty much "marathon'd" the anime because it was just soooo much better than sleeping, eating or going to the toilet... Granted I had to drink something, because I was feeling weird the second day...

 

Being addicted, constantly hungering for more and having this hollow-y weird feeling of real hunger have provided me with a very ... "interesting" experience. (And now it makes me remember reading Berserk, because I had a very similar addiction to it as well XD)

 

Before you start either the manga or the anime you should stock up on caffeine, food, water and some kind of toilet-replacement (or just hold it in and ignore the stinging pain like I did), because once you get into Monster... Oh god...

This is getting a live-action series soon. 

If its true I hope the japanese are going to diffuse it to the largest audience possible.

nvm.

This is getting a live-action series soon. 

Just finished the anime version and tried comparing the final 4 chapters with the anime. While the anime has a greater impact in important scene, the manga is far superior in other aspects. A scene consisting a few panels, allowing for swift and meaningful revelation will be lengthen unnecessary in the anime in order to fill it's time slot; ultimately lowering the quality of the show itself.

While I don't plan to read Monster, I certainly regret watching the anime rather than reading it.

if you like this, then read his other work PLUTO. it has a very deep story involving Astro boy, robots of mass destruction, and a mass improvement of that amazing dialogue and action which we all found in his previous works 20th century boys, and Monster. Best. Manga. Ever. If your tired of that monotonous shounen styled one piece/naruto/fairy tale action, then this is a great diversion to clear those cloudy eyes.
I just spent my whole day reading this, I saw this manga several times, but first time I decided to read. Got to say that it was really amazing and full of suspense.
This is one of the most amazing manga series I've ever read. I mean, just... wow. So much depth and everything in it. Anyone who's on the edge about reading this, get off that edge and jump right into this. It's incredible.
The last chapter seriously made me scared of Johan, I'm sure anyone who saw it knows exactly which part I mean.

Amazing Manga, I never read it before because the Genres and Pictures never really caught my eye but all the comments were positive so I gave it a spin, best choice I've made since 1994!

Great Manga along with great characters! Detective Lunge really creeped me out though :D
I...finally finished reading it. And I have no idea what to say. It just pulls you in, makes you attached, and all and you can't really figure out the next move.
Dark theme, but honestly, I'd say it's worth reading. It just confuses you and your emotions... A lot. <_<
I want to give Grimmer all the hugs.
I was surprised when I saw this on the release feed. Years ago, I read this manga and watched the anime version. Both are true masterpieces through and through. It really makes the reader ponder over the ideas of right vs. wrong, good vs. evil, and the human psyche. I sort of wish I could go back in time and re-read this series for the first time again. It really is a treat.
One of the greatest manga ever created. People should definitely read this because the plot is so compelling that you forget how much hours you wasted reading this amazing manga. There is also an anime version too which is pretty good if anyone wants to watch it.
Yes! Time to start reading. Thanks so much!
man, the last credit page is epic! x))
it end. zzz
Monster... Oh man, Monster. Such an awesome series. I remember reading it a few years back. Truly a manga that sucks you in and doesn't let go until the end.

I'm thinking of re-reading it, for nostalgia's sake. If anyone could upload the remaining volumes it would be very appreciated.

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