Monster

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: 9/24/2022Network: Nippon TV
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The Wrath of the Magnificent Steiner
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8.39
92 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.

Execution
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8.28
112 votes

#2 - Execution

Season 1 - Episode 29 - Aired 10/26/2004

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.

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Scenery for a Doomsday
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8.27
95 votes

#3 - 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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Ruhenheim
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8.19
109 votes

#4 - 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.

A Nameless Monster
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8.14
101 votes

#5 - A Nameless Monster

Season 1 - Episode 37 - Aired 1/11/2005

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.

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Night of the Execution
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8.11
271 votes

#6 - Night of the Execution

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/27/2004

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.

Directors: Yukiyo Teramoto
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A Nameless Man
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8.09
89 votes

#7 - 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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The Girl From Heidelberg
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8.09
228 votes

#8 - The Girl From Heidelberg

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/4/2004

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.

Directors: Tomoki Kobayashi
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Five Sugars
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8.08
175 votes

#9 - Five Sugars

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 8/3/2004

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 Real Monster
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8.06
99 votes

#10 - 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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Decision
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8.05
104 votes

#11 - Decision

Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired 11/2/2004

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.

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Mansion of Tragedy
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8.05
181 votes

#12 - Mansion of Tragedy

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/18/2004

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.

Directors: Akane Inoue
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Disappearance Report
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8.02
184 votes

#13 - Disappearance Report

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/11/2004

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.

Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
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The Town Massacre
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7.96
83 votes

#14 - 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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Murder Case
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7.96
277 votes

#15 - Murder Case

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/20/2004

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.

Directors: Toru Takahashi
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The Demon in My Eyes
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7.95
98 votes

#16 - The Demon in My Eyes

Season 1 - Episode 38 - Aired 1/18/2005

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 Fugitive
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7.95
177 votes

#17 - The Fugitive

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/25/2004

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!

Directors: Ryosuke Nakamura
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The Man Who Knew Too Much
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7.92
93 votes

#18 - 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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Downfall
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7.92
319 votes

#19 - Downfall

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/13/2004

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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Lunge's Trap
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7.87
113 votes

#20 - Lunge's Trap

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 8/31/2004

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.

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The Girl And The Seasoned Soldier
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7.87
149 votes

#21 - The Girl And The Seasoned Soldier

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

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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I'm Back
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7.86
87 votes

#22 - 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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Double Darkness
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7.85
93 votes

#23 - Double Darkness

Season 1 - Episode 44 - Aired 3/1/2005

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.

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Reunion
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7.84
124 votes

#24 - Reunion

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 7/27/2004

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'.

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Monster's Abyss
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7.84
117 votes

#25 - Monster's Abyss

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 8/10/2004

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

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