The BEST episodes of Monster

Every episode of Monster ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Monster!

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.

Last Updated: 9/20/2023Network: Nippon TVStatus: Ended
The Wrath of the Magnificent Steiner
116 votes

#1 - The Wrath of the Magnificent Steiner

Season 1 - Episode 71 - Aired 9/7/2005

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.

Scenery for a Doomsday
118 votes

#2 - Scenery for a Doomsday

Season 1 - Episode 73 - Aired 9/21/2005

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.

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132 votes

#3 - Execution

Season 1 - Episode 29 - Aired 10/27/2004

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.

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The Real Monster
124 votes

#4 - The Real Monster

Season 1 - Episode 74 - Aired 9/28/2005

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.

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A Nameless Man
111 votes

#5 - A Nameless Man

Season 1 - Episode 72 - Aired 9/14/2005

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.

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A Nameless Monster
119 votes

#6 - A Nameless Monster

Season 1 - Episode 37 - Aired 1/12/2005

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.

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123 votes

#7 - Decision

Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired 11/3/2004

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.

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128 votes

#8 - Ruhenheim

Season 1 - Episode 68 - Aired 8/17/2005

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.

Night of the Execution
307 votes

#9 - Night of the Execution

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/28/2004

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.

Directors: Yukiyo Teramoto
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Mansion of Tragedy
216 votes

#10 - Mansion of Tragedy

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/19/2004

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.

Directors: Akane Inoue
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Five Sugars
198 votes

#11 - Five Sugars

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 8/4/2004

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

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The Girl From Heidelberg
264 votes

#12 - The Girl From Heidelberg

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/5/2004

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.

Directors: Tomoki Kobayashi
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The Town Massacre
101 votes

#13 - The Town Massacre

Season 1 - Episode 70 - Aired 8/31/2005

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.

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Disappearance Report
219 votes

#14 - Disappearance Report

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/12/2004

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.

Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
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The Demon in My Eyes
115 votes

#15 - The Demon in My Eyes

Season 1 - Episode 38 - Aired 1/19/2005

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.

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The Man Who Knew Too Much
112 votes

#16 - The Man Who Knew Too Much

Season 1 - Episode 60 - Aired 6/22/2005

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.

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I'm Back
106 votes

#17 - I'm Back

Season 1 - Episode 67 - Aired 8/10/2005

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.

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354 votes

#18 - Downfall

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/14/2004

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

Directors: Ryosuke Nakamura
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Murder Case
311 votes

#19 - Murder Case

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/21/2004

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.

Directors: Toru Takahashi
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Monster's Abyss
138 votes

#20 - Monster's Abyss

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 8/11/2004

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

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The Cruelest Thing
118 votes

#21 - The Cruelest Thing

Season 1 - Episode 49 - Aired 4/6/2005

Grimmer and Tenma tries to stop Johan from subjecting Milo, one of the orphans, to one of the most cruel fate.

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106 votes

#22 - Contact

Season 1 - Episode 46 - Aired 3/16/2005

Dr. Tenma learns about Suk's fugitive status from a journalist. And sets out to find him. Meanwhile, Suk and Grimmer goes into hiding, but is quickly found, surrounded and attacked by the STB. The STB's assault comes to a bloody end.

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The Girl and the Seasoned Soldier
179 votes

#23 - The Girl and the Seasoned Soldier

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/2/2004

An old mercenary soldier named Hugo is interrogated by Lunge about a student of his — a doctor named Tenma.

Directors: Shigetaka Ikeda
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The Man Who Saw the Devil
107 votes

#24 - The Man Who Saw the Devil

Season 1 - Episode 59 - Aired 6/15/2005

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.

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Welcome Home
104 votes

#25 - Welcome Home

Season 1 - Episode 66 - Aired 8/3/2005

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.

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