" An 18-volume manga series-over 20MM copies sold to date in Japan!
" Named the Best Manga of 2006 by Anime Insider.
" Awarded the 1997 Media Arts Festival Award for Excellence, in 1999 the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Award, and in 2001 the Shogakukan Award for Best Manga.
" Inspired anime, music, and trade book spin-offs in Japan.
" From the creator of 20th Century Boys and Yawara.
" Released Bi-monthly (every other month).
MONSTER weaves the riveting story of brilliant Dr. Kenzo Tenma, a famous surgeon with a promising career at a leading hospital. Tenma risks his reputation and promising career to save the life of a critically wounded young boy. Unbeknownst to him, this child is destined for a terrible fate. Conspiracies, serial murders, and a scathing depiction of the underbelly of hospital politics are all masterfully woven together in this compelling manga thriller.
Dangerous men of influence hoping to exploit Johan's frightening mind for their own shadowy purposes are also hot on the "monster's" trail, and they're willing to use Eva, Tenma's ex-fiancée, to identify him. But what will happen to Eva when her assistance is no longer required? Will her only chance for salvation rest on the shoulders of the very man who's been hired to kill her?! [via]