Vol: 18; Ch: 162
4.647 out of 5 from 1,180 votes
Rank #3
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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.

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bollier's avatar by bollier on Nov 24, 2010
Score: 10/10

This manga was by far the most enthralling series I've ever read.  First and foremost, the story is amazing.  I will not go into specifics, because I cannot think of a way of approaching it without spoiling some part of the plot, but I will say that fans of murder mysteries or psychology will love this.  The artwork is another strength of this series.  This series has a large cast, and each... read more

Vinniesama's avatar by Vinniesama on Apr 19, 2012
Score: 10/10

This manga may hands down be one of the best that I have ever read. And I do not make that statement lightly. I may not have the biggest manga shelf in the world, but what I have read of Monster makes me want to sing its praises from the rooftops. It's very rare in my history of reading manga for me to have given such high ratings with every single volume I've read. Usually with manga you get one bum volume... read more

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