Friday, May 8, 2009

Anime - "Monster"

Two Fridays ago, I accidentally came across this anime TV series, Monster, when I was channel-hopping. This is a 74-episode (!) anime series shown on Okto Channel every Friday at 11pm. Well, the thing is I'm not into anime (at least not until now) & will normally switch channel if I see one. However, this time what caught my eye & got me interested to watch further was this character, Inspector Lunge, who has this habit of "entering data" into his memory by making typing gestures with his hands. You see, this reminded me of the character "Morning Sir" (also a detective) played by 郭晋安 in the HK drama, "隔世追凶", who also has this same habit! I liked the detective drama 隔世追凶 (especially the first half of it) & since I'm a sucker for thrillers, naturally I also got hooked to the "Monster" anime. At the same time, it also got me wondering who's the copycat here & so I checked it up on Wikipedia - The "Monster" manga was published between 1994 and 2001 & the anime TV series was aired from April 2004 to September 2005 while 隔世追凶 was broadcasted in 2004 - so (as expected) the answer is quite clear isn't it?

Anyway, when I stumbled upon the "Monster" 2 weeks ago, it was already halfway through episode 3. Thank goodness for the internet, I was able to catch the first few episodes that I had missed on YouTube. Do watch it if you also like thrillers, like me. I'm sure you'll find this interesting.

Here's a summary of the storyline:
Monster is about the nightmare of realizing your best intentions can sometimes have the most disastrous consequences. For Dr. Tenma, a brilliant neurosurgeon, this occurs when he chooses to save the life of a little boy over the life of the mayor of Düsseldorf, against the wishes of the Head Surgeon of Eisler Memorial Hospital. This story chronicles the lengths that Dr. Tenma will go to in order to make reparations for that one mistake as he travels a winding and seldom-used road. (resource:

Here's Episode 3-Part 1:


  1. Do you like "detective conan"?

  2. No, I've not watched "Detective Conan" before. "Monster" is the first anime that I'm following, as previously I'm not into anime at all. I'll checkout "Detective Conan" after I finish this 74-episode "Monster". Thanks!

  3. I've been wanting this for so long!

    Omg I haven't been able to get my hands on Monster, which has all sorts of dark undertones that I love. I've been watching some of the older stuff like "Boogiepop Phantom", but I can't seem to wrap my head around it.

    Monster's awesome. Happy watching!

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  5. Hi Rabbittrick, thanks for dropping by my blog. =) I've just finished watching all the 74 episodes (Whew!). YouTube has only got episodes 1-63. If you are interested to catch the whole series, you may want to go to I think they have all the 74 episodes. I didn't quite like the ending though, thought it was quite an anti-climax. But overall, I thought it was a good anime series!


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