A Monster among us


According to VIZ Media, Syfy will start airing episodes of the anime show “Monster” on Oct. 12.

It will be part of the network’s Ani-Monday programming block. New episodes will air each Monday night on the Syfy channel and will be re-broadcast on SyFy’s sister channel, Chiller, the week after. It is rated TV-MA.

“Monster” is based on the manga by Naoki Urasawa that is published in North America by VIZ Media.

I consider “Monster” one of the best anime shows created because of the characters and the plot. It is a psychological thriller centered around a Japanese surgeon who works in Europe.

Dr. Kenzo Tenma saves a young gunshot victim rushed into his hospital. Little did he know that act would propel him into a nightmarish odyssey where he would become the hunted.

Because Johan, the boy he saved, is not like any child. He is a cold-blooded killer. Several of Tenma’s colleagues are murdered and police’s suspicion fall on the brilliant surgeon years later.

The doctor goes on the run intent on stopping the young man he saved as a child. As he tries to follow the trail of his former patient, Tenma runs into former Communist bloc men involved in secret government experiments, remorseful crooks and those who barely survived Johan.