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Monster is a psychological thriller manga by Naoki Urasawa. It was adapted into anime by Masayuki Kojima and studio Madhouse. The story follows Kenzo Tenma, a surgeon, and two children who were admitted to the hospital, one catatonic and the other shot in the head, who Tenma saves.

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Where exactly did they base the locations in Germany and Czech off of in Monster by Madhouse?

In the anime Monster by Madhouse, lots of the scenes are set in either Germany, the Czech Republic, or France. I was wondering if the locations were based off of real places or not. Unlike with ...
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What was Johan trying to achieve by setting fire in the book donation ceremony in Munich?

I have completed watching the Monster anime. One thing is not cleared to me: Johan eliminated all Schuwald's close friends just to get close to him. Once he became the secretary, his plan was to kill ...
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Why did Johan want to commit suicide?

Well, I just finished monster today and I really enjoyed it. I thought I grasped the meaning to Johan suicide but after searching on the internet people were writing different interpretations so I ...
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Metaphor and Symbolism in The Story of “The God of Peace”

My question is about the story of "The God of peace" by Kalus Poppe in the anime "Monster". It seems that this story is full of metaphor and symbolism. I never quite understood what is metaphor and ...
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In Monster anime, what made Johan so special?

Why was everyone who knew Johan, so convinced that he was a superior figure or someone special, especially from the time that he was a kid? The show gave a lot of instances where everyone who knew ...
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Why people in Germany don't lock their doors?

In anime Monster, it's common to see people enter other's houses just by opening a door (without a key). Example: episodes #7, #12. Why is that?
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What is the name of the character who always smiles but could not express any other emotion in the anime “monster”?

In the anime Monster, there is a character who always smiles, but could not express any other emotion. He watched a super hero cartoon, which influenced him as a child and made him a saviour. He ...
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Artwork from ending of Monster?

In the first ending song of Monster, what is the significance of the artwork and who made it? Important: I am only halfway through Monster. Please no spoilers!
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Is Monster available in 5.1 surround sound?

According to the Amazon page, the Japanese is stereo. Is this right? Is the English version have 5.1 available, like One Piece does?
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What different experiences did Anna and Johan have before they reunite?

Wolf discovered Anna and Johan in the borderlands and sent them to different orphanages. What experiences did Johan have which Anna did not, apart from Kinderheim 511? When and how did they reunite? ...
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Definitive answer as to whether Johan woke up to question Tenma or it was a hallucination?

When Dr Tenma visits a comatose Johan in hospital, we see a scene where Johan wakes up from coma to ask an existential question, which contrasts with this philosophy that life is inherently ...
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What happened in the hospital at the end of the anime/manga?

I don't understand where Johan went after he "mysteriously" got out of the hospital. Dr. Tenma seems to be finally OK and I don't understand how after all this, Yohan still lived. He was the one who ...
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What are the “recitals” in Monster?

In Naoki Urasawa's Monster, there were "recitals" held with children at the Red Rose Mansion. Did they ever explain what these "recitals" really were? Were the children reenacting the events of some ...