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Naoki Urasawa's Monster, Volume 1
     

Naoki Urasawa's Monster, Volume 1

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by Naoki Urasawa
 

Brilliant doctor Kenzo Tenma risks his reputation and promising career to save the life of a critically wounded young boy. Unbeknownst to him, this child is destined for a terrible fate. Conspiracies, serial murders, and a scathing depiction of the underbelly of hospital politics are all masterfully woven together in this compelling manga thriller.

Overview

Brilliant doctor Kenzo Tenma risks his reputation and promising career to save the life of a critically wounded young boy. Unbeknownst to him, this child is destined for a terrible fate. Conspiracies, serial murders, and a scathing depiction of the underbelly of hospital politics are all masterfully woven together in this compelling manga thriller.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591166412
Publisher:
VIZ Media LLC
Publication date:
02/21/2006
Series:
Naoki Urasawa's Monster Series , #1
Edition description:
Not appropriate for children
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

Meet the Author

Naoki Urasawa's career as a manga artist spans more than twenty years and has firmly established him as one of the true manga masters of Japan. Born in Tokyo in 1960, Urasawa debuted with BETA! in 1983 and hasn't stopped his impressive output since. Well-versed in a variety of genres, Urasawa's oeuvre encompasses a multitude of different subjects, such as a romantic comedy (Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl), a suspenseful human drama about a former mercenary (Pineapple ARMY; story by Kazuya Kudo), a captivating psychological suspense story (Monster), a sci-fi adventure manga (20th Century Boys), and a modern reinterpretation of the work of the God of Manga, Osamu Tezuka (Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka; co-authored with Takashi Nagasaki, supervised by Macoto Tezka, and with the cooperation of Tezuka Productions). Many of his books have spawned popular animated and live-action TV programs and films, and 2008 saw the theatrical release of the first of three live-action Japanese films based on 20th Century Boys. No stranger to accolades and awards, Urasawa is a three-time recipient of the prestigious Shogakukan Manga Award, a two-time recipient of the Osamu Tezuka Cultural Prize, and has received the Kodansha Manga Award. Similarly, Monster has been nominated three times for the Eisner Award in America. Urasawa has also become involved in the world of academia, and in 2008 accepted a guest teaching post at Nagoya Zokei University, where he teaches courses in, of course, manga.

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Naoki Urasawa's Monster, Volume 1 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Aku More than 1 year ago
From the very first volume, the reader will become engrossed in the incredibly well-planned storyline and the memorable characters.

I'll give a quick synopsis of the first chapters below.
Dr. Tenma, a highly promising and successful neurosurgeon, chooses to, against the hospital director's wishes, operate on a young boy that was shot in the head instead of a prominent political figure, as the boy was brought in first. The politician dies, and Tenma immediately loses his promising future, though continues to work at the hospital. Nine years later, Tenma finds out that the young boy he saved has become a serial killer, and he takes it upon himself to track the boy, Johan, down and stop him. I won't elaborate anymore upon this, as it's best to read it yourself.

I highly recommend reading this series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the great supense book of all times.If you start reading you can't stop you just wanna know what happens next.There are many twists to it making it the best manga book I read so far.
Guest More than 1 year ago
no mistaking monster is possibly the greatest suspence manga ever written so many twists and turns in just the first volume i highly recomend it to anyone reading manga or trying to get into manga