Monster, Vol. 8: The Perfect Edition

Monster, Vol. 8: The Perfect Edition

by Naoki Urasawa

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Overview

Monster, Vol. 8: The Perfect Edition by Naoki Urasawa

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.

"The key to the birth of this monster must be in my memory!" Nina remains in Prague hoping the experience will help her recall what happened in her childhood. At long last, it all comes flooding back—what happened to the young Nina and Johan? What occurred at the Red Rose Mansion?

Johan never listens to anyone, never gives anyone anything. No one's desires ever interest him. What could his final goal possibly be, and what made him such a monster? As the mysterious truth is gradually revealed, what will happen next?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781421569130
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Publication date: 04/19/2016
Series: Naoki Urasawa's Monster Series , #8
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 135,253
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.20(h) x 2.30(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 and 2013 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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