Viz Media Unleashes the Gripping Hunt for a Serial Killer as Naoki Urasawa's Monster Launches on Netflix

Jun 20th 2011

Acclaimed Anime Thriller Presents A Psychological Crime Drama Of Conspiracy, Political Intrigue And Murder

Viz Media continues to expand its anime offerings as it announces the launch of NAOKI URASAWA'S MONSTER on Netflix, the world's leading Internet subscription service for enjoying movies and TV shows. The complete 74-episode psychological suspense series will be available to watch instantly for members in the U.S. beginning June 20th.

NAOKI URASAWA'S MONSTER (rated TV-MA, subtitled) is based on the critically acclaimed manga (graphic novel) series, also published in North America by Viz Media, and will be presented uncut. The series joins several other popular Viz Media anime titles such as BLEACH, DEATH NOTE, NARUTO, INUYASHA, and MÄR, which can now be instantly streamed from Netflix.

What would you do if a child you once saved grew up to be a monster? An ice-cold killer is on the loose, and Dr. Kenzo Tenma is the only one who can stop him! Tenma, a brilliant neurosurgeon with a promising future, risks his career to save a critically wounded young boy named Johan. When the boy, now a coldhearted and charismatic young man, reappears nine years later in the midst of a string of unusual serial murders, Tenma goes on the run from the police, who suspect him to be the killer, to find Johan and stop the monster he set loose upon the world.

Conspiracies, serial murders, and secret government experiments set against the grim backdrop of the formerly communist Eastern Europe are masterfully woven together in this compelling work of suspense. The critically acclaimed NAOKI URASAWA'S MONSTER manga series is also published in North America by Viz Media and was nominated for the prestigious Eisner Award.

For more information on NAOKI URASAWA'S MONSTER manga series (rated ‘T+’ for Teens) please visit www.VIZSignature.com/monster.


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