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.
Mishima is a salary man who's constantly away from his wife and child due to his grueling, overtime-heavy job. After being stuck in the office on the eve of his son's birthday, Mishima boards the train with remorse and ponders his life. Before he can return home, however, a 7.0 earthquake strikes, crippling the train and leaving its passengers helpless. Mishima now finds himself as the appointed leader of a group of survivors who want nothing more than to stay alive. Together, they will try to make their way to the surface, but starvation, cave-ins and other fatal obstacles stand in their way...
This is an odd one, as they're both completely different in just about every aspect but what they share is story, in a sense that it's not only a work of art, but a masterpiece as a whole.
From Phoenix's larger than life epic that spans multiple eras to Monster's modern setting, both tell a tale that feels like it's something more; something grander; something that's so majestic and beautiful that they can only rarely be surpassed.
In their genres, they're some of the best you can read. Both by legendary mangaka, Monster and Phoenix share a splendor that words can only barely do justice to. If you've read one and want something that's an equal to it, then this is your ticket. If you've read neither, than grab a volume and enjoy the ride.
Shiina is a sixth-grade tomboy whose brave and adventurous nature almost causes her to drown in the ocean. However, from the experience she meets a ‘Shadow Dragon' that she names Hoshimaru; strangely silent and star-shaped, it has the ability to shape shift and fly. Soon, Shiina makes yet another new friend: a troubled girl named Akira who happens to also acquire a Shadow Dragon. Yet Shiina and Akira aren't alone - others besides them have Shadow Dragons, and not all of them have such innocent intentions. Furthermore, the Japanese Military has taken an interest in the creatures' combative uses. What are the Shadow Dragons, where did they come from and what is their ulterior motive? Shiina is determined to find out...
Both are based around exploration of dark human nature, it's quite cold, disturbing but if you like that kinds of things other one is a good start. In Narutaru it's hurled in your face, so you have no idea but to stomach it whole. Moster in more 'tingling your spine' thing but sometimes equaly disturbing. Atmosphere is quite similar so huray depression... you will love the way the charachters resolve... quite similar....