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cell21



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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2005 7:24 am Reply with quote


Monster (TV)

Genres: drama, horror, mystery, psychological, thriller
Themes: amnesia, crime, detective, police, serial killer, tragedy

Plot Summary: 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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Cassandra



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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2005 8:02 am Reply with quote
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It's Debateable



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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2005 1:29 pm Reply with quote
I've read the manga and watched up to the most recent episode. This is quite possibly the best anime ever made. Simply amazing.
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Isaaru



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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2005 11:01 am Reply with quote
Monster is incredible. Haven't read the manga, but i look forward to reading that whenever Viz decides to release it in English.

My thoughts...

Episode 52 made me drop my pencil too...

Eva Heinamann rules!

If i had the time, I would take all the pics from that picture book, and make a replica prop.
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cyrax777



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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2005 11:33 am Reply with quote
I really like it.

Been putting off wathcing ep 52 till i have more. After so many twists and cliffhangers the show has had I like to watch it in batches.

I really hope somone liscenes it.
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cell21



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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2005 1:34 pm Reply with quote
Isaaru wrote:
Monster is incredible. Haven't read the manga, but i look forward to reading that whenever Viz decides to release it in English.

My thoughts...

Episode 52 made me drop my pencil too...

Eva Heinamann rules!

If i had the time, I would take all the pics from that picture book, and make a replica prop.


Yes! Ep 52 made me say WTF??? On the edge of my seat. Pure brilliance!!! i wonder what happens next?
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Bruce Lee



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 1:51 pm Reply with quote
Sorry to dig up a dead post, but I just had to comment. I just finished ep32 last night spoiler[Where Tenma is in Berlin training w/the Sniper rifle, and Lunge is back on the case]
All I can say is WOW! This is one of the best shows I've ever seen. It's so different from any anime I've ever watched - I can't get enough.

My question was about the ending. Where are those pictures from? They seem to change every few episodes or so - do they mean anything?
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Cassandra



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 2:36 pm Reply with quote
Bruce Lee wrote:


My question was about the ending. Where are those pictures from? They seem to change every few episodes or so - do they mean anything?


You'll learn later in the series Anime smile
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Tony K.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 2:57 pm Reply with quote
Cassandra wrote:
Bruce Lee wrote:
My question was about the ending. Where are those pictures from? They seem to change every few episodes or so - do they mean anything?

You'll learn later in the series Anime smile

And in case you don't feel like waiting:

spoiler[ They are scenes from a Czech picture book that Johan grew up reading called "A Monster Without a Name."]

Once they explain the signifcance, it will make much more sense. It was actually a pretty cool course of events, in my opinion, and carries over to a lot of other enjoyable plot twists Anime hyper.
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DKL



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 9:35 pm Reply with quote
Haven't seen an episode, Haven't read the manga, Haven't read the story, Don't know what the hell this is about at all

But I will buy the DVD when it gets licensed *hooray for me*

... it has MADHOUSE at the helm of production, so I'm willing to take a risk Cool
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Tony K.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 10:27 pm Reply with quote
DKL wrote:
Haven't seen an episode, Haven't read the manga, Haven't read the story, Don't know what the hell this is about at all

But I will buy the DVD when it gets licensed *hooray for me*

... it has MADHOUSE at the helm of production, so I'm willing to take a risk Cool

You might like this series. It's one of those crime/mystery dramas and is SO well written. I've seen up to episode 52 and I've yet to view an episode that would even come close to being considered filler.

I actually don't consider the animation by Madhouse to be that big of a factor either. The actual art is considerably more important, in my opinion, and does wonders for conveying the right emotions at just the right moments.

If you want, the first manga will be released in the U.S sometime in October. I don't know if anyone will license the anime, though I hope Geneon gets it. But if dark, psychological stories with a LOT of plot twists are your thing, I'd whole-heartedly recommend you look into this title.
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DKL



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 10:46 pm Reply with quote
I'm not gonna get the manga since I might be tied down to both... if I wanted to be bound to something, it'd be the anime

I still don't know what the hell this series is about, but I'm really willing to take a risk this blind *opinions seem to be really positive anyway*

... okay, so maybe I'll try the first manga, then if I like it, I'll continue with the TV series *even if it might be different*
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 5:03 am Reply with quote
Honestly this is the best series I have ever seen hands down. 50+ eps and yet no fillers what so ever, all the minor character really help develop the characters and contribute to understanding the main characters. I would HIGHLY recommend this series to anyone who is a fan of anime. The only thing I will say about this show as it is not action driven, so if you need to watch people getting blow up/chop up etc etc each eps watch speed grapher or trinity blood. But if you are looking for a very intellgent show that will leave you in awe from the number of twists and turns.
By the way many of you may not know this series was license by New Line Cienema for a movie. No details yet but the anime has not been licensed and the manga should be out shortly, or sometime in the near future.
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Bruce Lee



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 1:44 pm Reply with quote
I think this series would make a great movie! But then again, The Fugitive is one of my favorites, so maybe I'm a bit biased...
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Deltakiral



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 1:52 pm Reply with quote
With the movie it is still unknown if it will be like the anime or if as someone who previously posted on these forum. "The rights to the main plot of the story, where as a doctor makes the what he believes is the right choice but in the long run it will cost him everything."

I doubt that the movie will be like the anime, the anime is way way way too long and it's not even finished. Secondly if they did decide to make a straight adaptation of the anime I would want to it to be over mulitiple movies (3-4) so that it could faithfully do justice to the show that is a masterpiece. Otherwise I am afraid that it will be a clone of the fugitive, good movie none the less but still I really don't want to see this series come to that.
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