Monster Part 5 (3 Disc Set). In addition to being one of the best Anime Series, this is also one of the longer Series clocking in at 74 episodes! Monster is one of the rare Anime that is not placed in Japan or some imaginary world. The history and culture of Europe greatly matches with the flow of the story in Monster.
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. THEM Anime Reviews called the anime adaptation "complex" and "beautiful", stating that it features "sophisticated storytelling and complex plot weaving, memorable characters, godly production values and excellent pacing". Carl Kimlinger enthused that It cannot be overstated how brilliantly apart from the anime mainstream this unsettling, fiercely intelligent, and ultimately uncategorizable journey into darkness is.
" He praised Madhouse's animation for not only keeping up the dark "cinematic quality of Urasawa's art" but also improving on it, as well as Kuniaki Haishima's score for adding "immeasurably to the series' hair-raising atmosphere. This Version includes Original Japanese Dialogue with Subtitles, as well as English Dubbed Dialogue. Note Despite all the praise this series definitely isn't for everyone.....Particularly if you are used to'mainstream' anime. Recommended for mature audiences only.