The BEST Episodes of Monster
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 14, 2019
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.
#1 - The Wrath of the Magnificent Steiner
Season 1 - Episode 71
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.
#2 - Execution
Season 1 - Episode 29
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.
#3 - Decision
Season 1 - Episode 30
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.
#4 - Scenery for a Doomsday
Season 1 - Episode 73
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.
#5 - The Town Massacre
Season 1 - Episode 70
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.
#6 - A Nameless Man
Season 1 - Episode 72
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.
#7 - A Nameless Monster
Season 1 - Episode 37
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.
#8 - Lunge's Trap
Season 1 - Episode 22
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.
#9 - Double Darkness
Season 1 - Episode 44
After the death of his seniors, Suk is left to re-investigate case from the very beginning. He gets information from the orphans about a meeting with Grimmer. His intention to arrest Grimmer takes a different turn however when he gets deeper into the investigation. The episode also reveals that there is more to the nameless lady at the bar than she lets on.
#10 - Monster's Abyss
Season 1 - Episode 19
Tenma visits Rudy, a criminal psychologist, who is working on cases involving a murderer named Jurgens.
#11 - I'm Back
Season 1 - Episode 67
Nina confronts Johan who presents her with a story on what happened when many people were poisoned at the Mansion of Red Roses. Nina realizes that she was the one who witnessed these deaths, the shock of this revelation nearly drives her to suicide, but she is saved by Tenma. Capek is gunned down by members of his organization when they find out about the guard that Capek killed.
#12 - Proof
Season 1 - Episode 27
Richard's past and present situation is revealed. Johan continues to bond with the Schuwald family and his intention is revealed.
#13 - The Man Who Knew Too Much
Season 1 - Episode 60
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.
#14 - Just One Case
Season 1 - Episode 28
Richard re-investigates his old homicide cases and makes a frightening discovery.
#15 - The Real Monster
Season 1 - Episode 74
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.
#16 - Johan's Footprints
Season 1 - Episode 65
Capek tries to berate Johan for his actions and tells him that everything should be done according to Capek's plans but Johan simply disagrees and disappears. Capek realizes his hold on his organization is crumbling and has his men pick up Nina in Frankfurt. Eva accosts the young man who was introduced to Johan, Christof Sievernich, demanding answers.
#17 - The Peaceful House
Season 1 - Episode 69
Lunge and Grimmer conclude something terrible is happening in Ruhenheim when random gunshots ring out, people are either murdered or disappearing, and any roads out of town are flooded by torrential rain. As Nina recovers in a nearby hospital, Tenma, using a lead from Capek, travels to Prague and meets with Lipsky and determines that Johan is in Ruhenheim.
#18 - Reunion
Season 1 - Episode 17
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'.
#19 - Happy Holidays
Season 1 - Episode 21
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.
#20 - The Demon in My Eyes
Season 1 - Episode 38
Dr. Tenma has a gun pointed at Roberto, but Roberto has the rifle pointed at him. Nina, Dr.Reichwen and Dieter arrive to find the whole library in flames. People are trapped inside and the doors are all locked. Karl reads the report on his mother's life and death. Dr. Tenma tries to rescue those trapped in the building. Johan reveals the monster inside of him to Schuwald.
#21 - The Man Who Saw the Devil
Season 1 - Episode 59
Tenma manages to find Martin. A drunken Eva spots Johan at a party. Martin receives his final orders from his boss but his feelings gets in the way. And Martin gets way over his head when he tries to investigate Johan and his disciple, and the truth about his past is revealed.
#22 - The Adventures of the Magnificent Steiner
Season 1 - Episode 42
Grimmer has the key that Petrov gave him, and a former Czechoslovakian secret police organization wants it. Caught and tortured, Grimmer tells his abductors about 'the Magnificent Steiner'.
#23 - Downfall
Season 1 - Episode 2
The price for disobeying Dr. Heinemann's orders to instead operate on the boy proves costly for Dr. Tenma and his career.
#24 - Welcome Home
Season 1 - Episode 66
Capek reveals to Nina that her and her twin brother Johan are the products of a eugenics experiment designed to breed "the perfect children". Tenma has wounded Christof and is driving him and Eva to the hospital while demanding answers on Petr Capek. While Eva makes a phone call at a payphone, Tenma sneaks away.
#25 - The Door to Memories
Season 1 - Episode 61
Nina returns to the apartment that she lived in with her mother and Johan and encounters another memory. She then returns to Munich and Dr. Reichwein where she volunteers for hypnosis to find the truth behind these memories. After she nearly kills Dr. Gillen in a hypnotic rage, she leaves Dr. Reichwein's house to try to stop Tenma from killing her brother. Meanwhile, Suk and Vardemann team up to interview former residents of the Mansion of Red Roses to gather information on Franz Bonaparta's reading sessions with his picture books, and for Vardemann to find out more about his father's true involvement.