VIZ Media has announced the debut of Naoki Urasawa’s animated series Monster on Syfy beginning on October 12th as part of the latest season of the network’s “Ani-Monday” programming block. Monster is based on the critically acclaimed manga series by Urasawa that is published in North America by VIZ Media.
New episodes of Monster, which is rated TV-MA, will air each Monday night and will be re-broadcast on SyFy’s sister channel, Chiller, the week thereafter. Check your local listings for specific airtimes.
What would you do if a child you saved grew up to be a monster? An ice-cold killer is on the loose, and Dr. Kenzo Tenma is the only one who can stop him! Tenma, a brilliant neurosurgeon with a promising future, risks his career to save the life of a critically wounded young boy named Johan. When the boy, now a coldhearted and charismatic young man, reappears nine years later in the midst of a string of unusual serial murders, Tenma must go on the run from the police, who suspect him to be the killer, to find Johan and stop the monster he set loose upon the world. Conspiracies, serial murders, and secret government experiments set against the grim backdrop of the formerly communist Eastern Europe are masterfully woven together in this compelling work of suspense.
“Naoki Urasawa’s Monster weaves an engrossing story of politics, psychological intrigue, and murder,” says William Germain, VIZ Media’s Director of Programming Sales. “The multi-layered plot and mysterious characters that make Naoki Urasawa’s manga a smash hit are adapted wonderfully for the animated series, which remains true to the original story. We invite anime and manga as well as mystery and suspense fans to tune in each Monday this fall for an exciting chase as Dr. Tenma tries to catch the Monster!”
Click here for more information on Naoki Urasawa’s Monster manga series from VIZ.
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