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Kenzo Tenma, a Japanese brain surgeon working at a top hospital in Germany, is handsome, brilliant, and engaged to a beautiful girl. One night, he faces a terrible decision. A young boy arrives at the hospital after a mysterious shooting, needing surgery; shortly after, the city's mayor is also brought in. Sickened by hospital politics, Kenzo insists on saving the boy because he came in first, despite pressure from his boss. He loses the support of his director, his rank at the hospital, and his fiance.
It seems his career is over; then a series of grisly murders removes the director and the doctors who were promoted over him. Kenzo discovers that the boy he saved was more than he seemed to be, and his life becomes even darker and more dangerous as he follows a trail of murders and political machinations, trying to clear his name and understand why doing the right thing has had such terrible consequences. 
Based on the manga by creator Naoki Urasawa, with each TV episode corresponding to two chapters, this compelling story takes a man who has it all and throws it away, and asks what it takes to make a monster. A superior anime series that doesn't demand viewers suspend their intelligence in order to be entertained, Monster reunites a number of staff from the earlier Urasawa adaptation Master Keaton, including composer Haishima, whose ending theme for the first 33 episodes is sung by David Sylvian, late of British New Romantic band "Japan." In spring 2005 New Line Cinema licensed the Monster movie rights for a proposed live-action co-production with Shogakukan.
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Name Monster
Name: モンスター
Publisher Madhouse Studios
Start Year 2004
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