Monster, Vol. 2: The Perfect Edition

Monster, Vol. 2: The Perfect Edition

by Naoki Urasawa


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Johan is a cold and calculating killer with a mysterious past, and brilliant Dr. Kenzo Tenma is the only one who can stop him! Conspiracy and serial murder open the door to a compelling, intricately woven plot in this masterwork of suspense.

Dr.Tenma has fallen into a trap set by Johan and is now wanted by the police as a serial killer. While narrowly evading the police dragnet, Tenma pursues Johan in an attempt to prove his own innocence and prevent another murder, edging closer to the Monster by tracing his secret past.

As the only person who knows what Johan is, Tenma searches for Nina, who has been captured by neo-Nazis. His investigation leads him to uncover a horrific fact: the ultra-rightists are conspiring to set Johan up as a second Adolf Hitler!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781421569079
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Publication date: 10/21/2014
Series: Naoki Urasawa's Monster Series , #2
Pages: 402
Sales rank: 18,097
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.30(d)

About 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 received the 2011 Eisner Award for Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia, and is a three-time recipient of the prestigious Shogakukan Manga Award, a two-time recipient of the Osamu Tezuka Cultural Prize, and also received the Kodansha Manga Award. 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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PainFrame 11 months ago
Why did I think I could erase the past by pulling this trigger? Another solid 400 pages in this surprisingly plotted and well written serial killer manga. This volume adds some new characters as well as revealing some depth to previous characters that I wasn’t expecting but was pleasantly surprised by. As far as I know this is the only comic of this type and for that alone deserves special recognition and respect, but on top of that it is also exceedingly well done and succeeds where many comics fail, the story. The plot is very interesting and once you get into it (which you have if you are on the second omnibus) it’s hard not to wonder about the future, this would make an excellent TV series. There are nine of these volumes and really the mind boggles if you start to think about what could happen in the next three thousand pages. I know I’m hooked.