Monster is the story of the brillant brain surgeon Dr. Tenma. Heis the rising star of a hospital in Germany after he saves the life of an opera singer. The director of the hospital dotes on him, the director's daughter is engaged to him and his peers adore him. Yet he feels regret, a poor man died while he wroked on the singer, despite the poor man coming to him first.
The director asks him to forget a young boy who had just been shot, in order to save the mayor of the town who had promised big donations to the hospital. Despite that, Tenma goes with his heart and saves the boy who came first.
The boy is saved, but the mayor dies....
Tenma loses his position as head of his department and is forced to a lower position. His fiance throws his ring back at him and he suffers a drunken breakdown. But...
Despite this tragic murder spree, a silver lining appears. Tenma is taken by the board and made the Chief of Surgery for his good works. Everything is wonderful, he is adored by his patients and all is well.
Nine years later....
A killing spree ends with a suspect in the hospital. Tenma saves him.
The man is terrified. He admits to Tenma that all his partners were murdered by the man who hired them. One night, a guard is murdered and the suspect escapes. Tenma chases him all the way to an abamdoned parking garage.
Where he meets, the monster.
The boy he lost everything for.
Johan reminds Tenma of a promise he made by the sleeping Johan's bedside. A wish that all those people who valued profit over lives, the people who had stopped Tenma's career were dead.
Johan murders the man in cold blood and begins to leave, as Tenma stares in shock.
Johan tells Tenma that he had died, that he was going to leave the world and be gone forever but...
So, how do you deal with the fact that you sacrificed everything, you fiance, your job, everything to save someone, and that person is the pure evil?
Monster is one of the best manga ever. Its totally finished so you can get through it all.
And best of all? Monster is one of those rare manga where the anime is just as good, if not better than the source material. Oh and get this, if you have Netflix?
The entire anime is on Instant right now.
Go and watch it for the love of god.
Medium: manga Title: Monster Creator: Naoki Urasawa