3.541 out of 5 from 51 votes
Lychee Light Club and God's Child detail the rise and fall of a young sociopathic murderer who surrounds himself with a group of young male admirers. Both are extremely perverse, peppered with gore, disturbing homoeroticism, characters with psychological instabilities, and very precise artwork
Dr Kenzo Tenma is a genius surgeon working in post-Cold War Germany who has a bright future ahead of him. He is admired by his colleagues, loved by his patients, and due to marry his boss' daughter, the beautiful Eva Heinemann. One day, when two patients in desperate need of emergency surgery are wheeled into his hospital, Tenma faces a terrible choice of saving the orphaned boy who came first or the mayor of Düsseldorf, whose recovery would raise the hospital's profile and boost his own career. Against the demands of his superior, Tenma does what he believes is right and saves the child. However, his decision not only damages his prospects, but unleashes a chain of events so horrific that it might have come from the depths of his worst nightmares. Laden with guilt, Tenma begins a journey across Germany in search of a formidable young man who will challenge his morals, his love for life, and his very sanity.
Monster and God's Child are two very different takes on the same concept- a young, handsome, murderous sociopath.
Monster's yarn meanders around for volume after volume, and usually skirts around emotions in favor of intrique and suspense. God's Child, however, is artistic, precise, and much more bleak.
If Monster is an epic, then God's Child is poetry.