The BEST Episodes of Monster

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 27, 2020

Network: NTV (JP)

Kenzou Tenma, a Japanese brain surgeon in Germany, had it all: incredible skill at his work, a rich and beautiful fiancee, and a promising career at his hospital. However, after becoming disenchanted by hospital politics, he chose to save the life of a young boy who got shot in the head over the life of the mayor. As a result he lost the support of the hospital director, as well as his position in the hospital and his fiance. A short time later, the hospital director and the doctors that replaced him were murdered, and once again he was catapulted back onto the top. But as the chief suspect of the murders, Tenma did not get a easy life. As a matter of fact, it seems that the boy he saved was much more than he had appeared to be... Now to clear his name and to correct his past mistake, Tenma must get to the bottom of these and other murders, and investigate the truth of the Monster who is behind all of this.

The Girl of Heidelberg

#1 - The Girl of Heidelberg

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 4, 2004

Nina Fortner, a talented young student in Heidelberg has been having nightmares. She also cannot remember anything about her life before she was 10 years old. She soon suffers from fainting spells at her university and starts receiving anonymous emails.

star 8.25
178 votes
Writers: Tatsuhiko Urahata
Ruhenheim

#2 - Ruhenheim

Season 1 - Episode 68 - Aired Aug 17, 2005

With a postcard obtained through Lipsky, Lunge arrives in Ruhenheim. There he meets up with Grimmer, whose research has led him to this town as well. A working-class couple in this town realize they won the lottery. Fearing that everyone else wants to kill them, the husband buys an arsenal of weapons.

star 8.24
93 votes
The Wrath of the Magnificent Steiner

#3 - The Wrath of the Magnificent Steiner

Season 1 - Episode 71 - Aired Sep 7, 2005

Tenma runs into Lunge, the latter apologizing for his previous accusations against Tenma. Nina and Dr. Gillen rush to Ruhenheim. After the winning lottery couple is wounded in an attack on Bonaparta's hotel, Grimmer rushes out to the streets to reason with the unknown assailants.

star 8.18
73 votes
Five Sugars

#4 - Five Sugars

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Aug 3, 2004

Nina meets with an old friend and boss, Mister Rosso. The delightful old boss however, has a very dark past.

star 8.16
145 votes
The Missing

#5 - The Missing

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 11, 2004

Nina finally receives an email informing her to meet the anonymous sender at a specified time and place. Meanwhile, Dr. Tenma asks Mauler, an editor for a local publisher, for assistance in his search for the Liebert girl.

star 8.16
137 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Tatsuhiko Urahata
Execution

#6 - Execution

Season 1 - Episode 29 - Aired Oct 26, 2004

Robert delves into Johan's past and makes a shocking discovery. Dr. Gillen speaks to Peter Jurgens, a serial murderer about Johan's possible involvement and gets a tragic reply. Johan confronts Robert about Stephen Joos. And Dr. Reichwen receives tragic news from the police.

star 8.16
83 votes
House of Tragedy

#7 - House of Tragedy

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 18, 2004

Tenma and Nina return to the Fortners’ residence to find Mauler and Nina’s parents dead. Two detectives arrive to take them to the station for questioning, but certain things don't look right.

star 8.14
139 votes
Directors: Akane Inoue
Writers: Tatsuhiko Urahata
Night of the Execution

#8 - Night of the Execution

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 27, 2004

Adolf Junkers has information about the serial murders that is vital to the police, but he is afraid to reveal them. Dr. Tenma's care for Adolf Junkers however wins him over. However, his close relationship with Junkers leads him to a night of shocking horror.

star 8.11
224 votes
Directors: Yukiyo Teramoto
Writers: Tatsuhiko Urahata
Pursued

#9 - Pursued

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 25, 2004

Eva tries to threaten Dr. Tenma — unless he gets back together with her, she will reveal to the police that the tie that was found at the scene of the crime is his!

star 8.06
134 votes
Writers: Tatsuhiko Urahata
Decision

#10 - Decision

Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired Nov 2, 2004

Suspecting foul play in Robert's 'accidental' death fall, Dr. Reichwen makes some discoveries in his investigations. But as he later realizes, his investigations may have put him in harms way.

star 8.04
80 votes
A Murder

#11 - A Murder

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 20, 2004

After three doctors are found dead, Tenma is reinstated as the chief surgeon. His career takes off, and even Eva tries to win him back. Unfortunately, all that success has attracted the attention of Detective Lunge.

star 8.01
229 votes
Directors: Toru Takahashi
Writers: Tatsuhiko Urahata
Scenery for a Doomsday

#12 - Scenery for a Doomsday

Season 1 - Episode 73 - Aired Sep 21, 2005

Bonaparta attempts to shoot Johan dead, but is gunned down by Roberto, who dies of his own injuries soon afterwards. With the massacre now over, authorities rush into the town and attempt to determine what happened. Just as an officer is about to arrest Dr. Tenma, an ambulance worker arrives asking for Tenma's assistance.

star 8.00
76 votes
511 Kinderheim

#13 - 511 Kinderheim

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 15, 2004

Tenma learns that Johan used to be in an orphanage known as Kinderheim 511, where he meets an injured boy named Dieter and a former East German official named Hartmann who used to work there.

star 7.95
99 votes
Writers: Tatsuhiko Urahata
Downfall

#14 - Downfall

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 13, 2004

The price for disobeying Dr. Heinemann's orders to instead operate on the boy proves costly for Dr. Tenma and his career.

star 7.93
272 votes
Writers: Tatsuhiko Urahata
A Nameless Monster

#15 - A Nameless Monster

Season 1 - Episode 37 - Aired Jan 11, 2005

The episode begins with a fairy tale about a Monster without a name. Nina reads the story from the picture book and has a sense of deja vu. Johan's evil plans for the book donation ceremony is carried out. Dr. Tenma meets a big obstacle in his attempt to kill Johan.

star 7.91
78 votes
A Nameless Man

#16 - A Nameless Man

Season 1 - Episode 72 - Aired Sep 14, 2005

Lunge confronts Roberto, one of the ringleaders, in a hotel room. Both are subsequently wounded in the fight. Nina and Gillen arrive in Ruhenheim where they find a house containing drawings of the two twins by Bonaparta. This triggers a final memory and the secret to Johan's madness and motives, his quest for true solitude, as well as forgiveness for his actions. Bonaparta accompanies Tenma on his quest to find and kill Johan.

star 7.89
72 votes
The Town Massacre

#17 - The Town Massacre

Season 1 - Episode 70 - Aired Aug 31, 2005

As time passes, more people in Ruhenheim are being shot dead by mysterious people and each other. Both Grimmer and Lunge determine that the owner of a local hotel is Klaus Poppe, also known as Franz Bonaparta. After subduing a man who was giving weapons to everyone in the town, they obtain information that one of the ringleaders is in a second hotel.

star 7.84
67 votes
A Past Erased

#18 - A Past Erased

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 8, 2004

Tenma encounters a burglar named Heckel who claims to have seen the killer. It soon results in Heckel leading Tenma to a couple of murderers.

star 7.83
129 votes
Directors: Yukiyo Teramoto
Writers: Tatsuhiko Urahata
Monster's Abyss

#19 - Monster's Abyss

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Aug 10, 2004

Tenma visits Rudy, a criminal psychologist, who is working on cases involving a murderer named Jurgens.

star 7.83
87 votes
The Real Monster

#20 - The Real Monster

Season 1 - Episode 74 - Aired Sep 28, 2005

It has been some time since the tragic blood battle, and everyone is working hard to put their lives back to normal. Tenma finally locates a woman he has been searching for, and she reveals some startling information.

star 7.83
80 votes
Reunion

#21 - Reunion

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Jul 27, 2004

The extremists plans are put into action, and Tenma decides to postpone his search for Johan and instead heads to the Turkish district to warn the people there. Dieter and Heckel are captured by the skinheads. And Nina tries to get information about the 'main dish' from 'The Baby'.

star 7.81
94 votes
Lunge's Trap

#22 - Lunge's Trap

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Aug 31, 2004

Lunge determines that the murder of a wealthy, middle-aged, childless couple does not fit the usual modus operandi of the serial murders and decides to use this opportunity to lure Tenma to a trap. However, before he can arrest him, Lunge is critically wounded by the real criminal. Tenma is able to treat Lunge's injuries.

star 7.77
84 votes
Happy Holidays

#23 - Happy Holidays

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Aug 24, 2004

Nina confronts Muller, one of the two detectives responsible for the death of her foster parents, the Fortners. Muller discovers that his protege, Roberto, is actually working for Johan.

star 7.77
87 votes
Just One Case

#24 - Just One Case

Season 1 - Episode 28 - Aired Oct 19, 2004

Richard re-investigates his old homicide cases and makes a frightening discovery.

star 7.77
82 votes
The Man Who Knew Too Much

#25 - The Man Who Knew Too Much

Season 1 - Episode 60 - Aired Jun 22, 2005

Martin’s attempt to save Eva costs him his life, his last minutes with Tenma reveals a terrible secrets about Martin’s boss, Peter Chapek and the about the experiments.

star 7.76
76 votes