Whereas netflix is becoming more and more an essential platform for fans of Japanese animation, we learn that Big N will host this cult anime, with truly unbearable suspense.
A Seinen masterpiece
This fall of 2022 is particularly intense for Japanese animation fans. Several highly anticipated series are currently airing : we obviously think of the last season of Bleachseason 6 of My Hero Academiathe remake ofUrusei Yatsurathe first season of blue lock and especially, but also chain saw manthe latest masterpiece from the MAPPA studio (The attack of the Titans, Jujutsu Kaisen).
While this rain of little gems makes Crunchyroll and DNA the platforms currently favored by Japanimation fans, Netflix is working hard to become the other major must-have platform. To do this, Big N just announced, a few weeks after the news about the anime Berserk from 1997, the acquisition of a cult anime, adapted from a legendary manga: Monster by Naoki Urasawa. This truly prodigious thriller was adapted into an animated series by the Madhouse studio, to which we owe, among others Death Note, Hajime no Ippo or Hunter x Hunter.
1776 minutes of exploration of the sleeping monster in all of us.
Monster, Naoki Urasawa’s masterpiece, available January 1st. pic.twitter.com/WQD8lsIX8W
In Monsterthe creator of 20th Century Boysof Pluto and D’Asadora recount the story of Kenzo Tenma, a talented Japanese surgeon working in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1986. As he is about to be appointed head of department, Kenzo must one day make a terrible choice: save a young boy, who was shot in the head, and the mayor of the town, who made an attack. The doctor chooses to save the child at the expense of the mayor, against the advice of the director of the hospital. A choice that will cost him his brilliant career. Several years later, three hospital officials who demoted Tenma are found murdered. Naturally, suspicion falls on Kenzo. But quickly, the doctor will understand that the murderer is in fact the young boy he saved, who has become a ruthless serial-killer.
With Monster, Naoki Urasawa showed how much he was the absolute master of Japanese thrillers. Very inspired by the work of Stephen King, he manages to bring out the anguish, and uses with inimitable brilliance the art of the cliffhanger. It is therefore great news than seeing the 74 episodes of the animated series land on the platform. See you on January 1, 2023!
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