Author(s): Naoki Urasawa
Johan is a cold and calculating killer with a mysterious past, and brilliant Dr. Kenzo Tenma is the only one who can stop him! Conspiracy and serial murder open the door to a compelling, intricately woven plot in this masterwork of suspense. Schwald, the most influential person in the state of Bayern, now trusts Johan fully and makes him his right-hand man. Johan could be setting himself up as the wonder boy of the German financial world. Meanwhile, a private detective working for Schwald investigates the mysterious events happening around the man and senses something massive and evil lurking behind it all. His investigation pits him against a terrible monster - are Johan's plans going to come to light? Although Johan knows that Tenma wants to kill him, he pursues a quiet life. But what does he see in a children's book that suddenly causes him to burst into tears?
Naoki Urasawa has been a highly recognized and successful manga artist for more than twenty years. Creator of popular series such as 20th Century Boys and Yawara, Urasawa has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including the first Japanese Media Art Festival Manga Award of Excellence, the Osamu Tezuka Culture Award in 1999, and the 46th Shogakukan Manga Award. Naoki Urasawa's Monster has thrilled and entertained well over 25 million readers in Japan.