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Monster one of the best mystery anime!!/ Review and ratings


  I have recently started watching Monster. You may have heard about it. Its books are one of the best selling comics. I watched its trailer which was not that satisfying, maybe because of the animation style of the anime. It’s a little old version anime. But if you start watching the anime I can guarantee you that you will love it. 


   It’s a Japanese manga series. Which is actually a mystery manga interesting enough to make you watch this series as fast as possible. It’s a story that revolves around the doctor named Kenzo Tenma. Now, this guy is having a good life with a top-notch job, and with genius skills that he has, he helps save people’s lives in the hospital. But soon he gets to know about the cruel truth of the politics of the hospital. He has to operate the rich peoples first because they are more important for the reputation of the hospital leaving the poor patients who came first in the hospital for the treatment.

   But his inner self tells him that all the lives are made equal. One day he takes a decision and that decision changes his whole life. He decides to operate this boy.

And this boy turns out to be a mastermind killer, he kills all the doctors in the hospital that Dr. Tenma curse in the hospital for playing politics. As Dr. Tenma saved his life. Dr. Tenma is then accused of these murders which he just thought of doing but he didn’t. So he decides to follow this child named Johan Liebert and stop him from doing any further killing which he seems to take pleasure in.

Why you should watch this?

Murder and mystery-

If you have been a fan of murder mystery and case solving Anime and TV series you will definitely like this anime. This anime is really underrated in the anime world. The way of presentation is great including the characters and their point of view about the world they live in. The thrill starts in the very first episode; it doesn’t take much time to build the storyline like the TV series.

Murder and Mystery

Easy to watch for new-comers-

Sometimes it is hard for the new-comers to start the anime which contains a lot of superpowers and fantasy stuff. They feel overwhelmed when they suddenly start watching all this stuff. But Monster is one of the anime which is an easy go for the new people as it is mostly on the real-life part and no superpowers it is more relatable to the world we live. If you watched any TV series which contains a murder mystery and cases solving series you can go smoothly with this.

No of episodes and seasons-

Episodes- 74

Apparently it is not divided into seasons

Pro and cons-


It is worth watching anime with the 60’s 70’s and 90’s theme. It’s fascinating to watch Dr. Tenma’s life turn upside down through just a single decision of saving a boy in the operation theatre. The character development is huge on the part of the main character as he has to change his profession from a Doctor to a detective. The plot is jaw-dropping and engaging. Some people also compare this with the death note series.


As it is a long series as compared to the other Mystery series in the anime World it is sometimes boring for an Otaku who just stepped in this type of genre. It is too hard to watch more than 4 or 5 episodes continuously as this anime has to build a plot for most of the time. Another Con of this anime is that you have to be committed to watching this anime. You can’t leave this anime in between and start another series with it (or you can’t take a break). You have to watch it in one go or you will either lose interest in this anime or you will not be able to understand what is going on.

Similar Anime-

  1. Death Note
  2. Another
  3. Psycho-Pass
  4. Shiki
  5. Un-Go


Action- 9 out of 10

Drama/Romance- 4 out of 10

Gag- 3 out of 10

Suspense- 10 out of 10

Plot- 10 out of 10

Thrill- 10 out of 10

Characters- 10 out of 10

Anime Ost- 8 out of 10

Anime opening and ending songs- 8 out of 10(In a Creepy way)

Animations- 6 out of 10

(These ratings are according to my own knowledge and experience these ratings may differ according to other people’s perspective)

About Author/Writer/Artist-

 Monster series is written by the mangaka named Naoki Urasawa Sensei. He is a superb artist and he has written many mangas such as pineapple army, Yawara, happy!!, 20th-century boys, pluto, Billy bat. Which are famous but not as much as Monster. He is really a hard-working man and also has a youtube channel in which he visits other mangakas and shows the audience how they work and analyzing their working schedules. I have watched many of his videos if you are interested in becoming a mangaka then I will suggest you watch some of the Manben videos.

Final thoughts- 

    I have found this anime really interesting to watch as every episode of this series is filled with thrill and uncertainty. If you like murder mystery cases, detective series. You should probably give it a shot. I have found that this anime really has some different starting and ending songs above pic is the ending songs I really find it spooky enough, the drawing of the witch or whatever it is. I think this anime is definitely worth a shot.

Monster Anime ending pic

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