Naoki Urasawa’s Monster is Unleashed on


From the press release:


Anime Crime Thriller Based On An Acclaimed Manga Series Offers A Tale Of Conspiracy, Political Intrigue And Murder

VIZ Media lets loose the tense psychological crime drama of NAOKI URASAWA’S MONSTER on, the company’s own premier website for free anime, beginning Friday, May 6th, as well as through the streaming content provider HULU ( VIZAnime is a free-to-use interactive web destination that is now the permanent home to some of the company’s best-loved animated series.

NAOKI URASAWA’S MONSTER (rated TV-MA, subtitled) is presented uncut and will launch with Episodes 1-15 available immediately. Fifteen new episodes will debut each week, with the concluding episodes 61-74 streaming June 3rd.

What would you do if a child you once saved grew up to be a monster? An ice-cold killer is on the loose, and Dr. Kenzo Tenma is the only one who can stop him! Tenma, a brilliant neurosurgeon with a promising future, risks his career to save the life of a critically wounded young boy named Johan. When the boy, now a coldhearted and charismatic young man, reappears nine years later in the midst of a string of unusual serial murders, Tenma must go on the run from the police, who suspect him to be the killer, to find Johan and stop the monster he set loose upon the world.

Conspiracies, serial murders, and secret government experiments set against the grim backdrop of the formerly communist Eastern Europe are masterfully woven together in this compelling work of suspense. The critically acclaimed NAOKI URASAWA’S MONSTER manga series is also published in North America by VIZ Media and was nominated for the prestigious Eisner Award.

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