It’s likely that ‘Monster’ is a title familiar to everyone who has watched anime for more than a few years and who hasn’t been hiding out underground. It has become one of the most talked-about shows in the industry, and its reputation cannot be ignored. With a total of over 70 episodes, it’s understandable if potential viewers are wary. And unlike other long-running series, ‘Monster’ makes every episode count and wastes almost little time on unneeded fluff, so it’s well worth your time to watch it.
This book is a masterclass in suspense and will leave you on the edge of your seat the entire time. It employs a plethora of subplots, all of which are cleverly interwoven throughout the series, to introduce new twists and turns on a regular basis. Nothing about it is forced, and every one of the innumerable characters is compelling and smart in their own right.
Monster Season 2 Release Date
Monster Season 2 was not renewed or announced since the original run concluded in 2005. The whole Monster manga was adapted into the Monster anime. All 162 chapters. It’s unlikely that Naoki Urasawa left things open at the conclusion to tease viewers into watching a second season. He probably did that on purpose so that his audience might fill in the blanks about what happens to that world in the end.
The series centers on Dr. Kenzo Tenma, a young Japanese physician who relocates to Germany to advance his profession. Eventually, he finds himself in Düsseldorf, at the Eisler Memorial Hospital, where he is treated as something of a prodigy. His career as a doctor is certain because he is engaged to the hospital’s director’s daughter. Given that the hospital cares mainly about making money, though, it’s clear that he’s not completely content with his life.
Despite Dr. Tenma’s best intentions, the hospital administration does not share his conviction that patients should be treated with respect. It’s worth noting that these events take place just after World War II when Germany was still reeling from the economic devastation wrought by the conflict. This meant that hospitals, like all other businesses, had to find ways to avoid going bankrupt and closing their doors.
Monster Cast and characters
- Kenzo Tenma Voiced by: Hidenobu Kiuchi (Japanese); Liam O’Brien (English); is a Japanese neurosurgeon working at Eisler Memorial Hospital in Düsseldorf.
- Johan Liebert Voiced by: Nozomu Sasaki (Japanese); Keith Silverstein (English); is the older twin son of the Lieberts, whose father Michael was an East German trade advisor who defected to the West.
- Anna Liebert Voiced by: Mamiko Noto (Japanese); Karen Strassman(English); is Johan’s twin sister, the only physically unharmed survivor of the night her parents were killed and her brother was shot in what appeared to be a botched burglary.
- Inspector Lunge Voiced by: Tsutomu Isobe (Japanese); Richard Epcar (English); is a BKA detective assigned to the murder case at Eisler Memorial Hospital.
- Dieter Voiced by: Junko Takeuchi (Japanese); Laura Bailey (English); is a young boy Tenma encounters in his search for Johan.
- Eva Heinemann Voiced by: Mami Koyama (Japanese); Tara Platt (English); is Tenma’s fiancée and the daughter of the Director at Eisler Memorial Hospital.
Monster Season 2 Plot
When an anime series concludes, its viewers may still wonder, “What if it didn’t?” It’s not hard to imagine how the story could progress in your head. After Season 1’s open finale, Monster: Season 2 might go in a number of different routes.
If you assume Johan escaped at the conclusion of Season 1, the program can continue with his anarchic rule. The show may also take a more upbeat turn and follow Johan as he attempts to reform his ways and adjust to a world that only sees him to be a monster of pure evil.
Where to watch Monster Season 2?
Even though Monster: Season 2 won’t be airing this year, fans still have enough to celebrate. Despite its high quality, the show has not achieved the same level of popularity as other, more recent blockbuster anime titles. Thus, it was formerly difficult to find a streaming platform on which to view it, but this is no longer the case. Monster premiered on Netflix in January 2023, although after initially only featuring the first 30 episodes, the entire series is now available. Monster is also available on Amazon Prime Video outside of the United States. To bypass the censorship, connect to a VPN server in Japan.