Shows only you've watched.
Both the anime and the manga are pretty damn obscure. Dark Horse was releasing the manga in the US, but those incompetent assholes stopped at volume 6 or 7 and never looked back.
I don't even remember what the actual story was about. I came to see the PLOT, but even that didn't save it from being boring and making me drop it at episode 3
One of my favorites but I have never seen it mentioned by anyone before.
>He hasn't actually seen Monster
But no it's not
>But anonymous, I watch overrated garbage every season.
This isn't moe of the sesaon anon.
I still don't understand how a show relying mostly on gore and fanservice still managed to be this decent.
Oldie but goodie. Too bad I never see it discussed.
>Shows only you've watched.
Anon, literally everyone who is at least 25 years old and is watching anime since his teen years has watched Monster. It is necessary to watch it so that you will be able to evolve.
If Death note is the ultimate newb friendly "here watch this" show to make someone like anime.
Then Monster is the transition phase anime, it is the anime you watch to refine your tastes, you watch Monster and suddenly you start being able to tell the shit anime from the good.
And then you watch Gankutsuou, this is when you transcend, this is when you are finally able to tell that Monster is not the masterpiece you thought it was and that Tehxnolyze is shit.
At the end of your journey, you look back and then you realise that the time you spend watching anime wasn't for nothing. You look back and you finally say to yourself "yes, i watched code geass and i enjoyed it for what it was, I still get goosebumps when i rewatch Gurren Laggan, i still cry when Tomoya and Ushio make that trip, and Going Merry will always be my Nakama."
Monster is a great show though.
Not surprised its barely ever discussed on /a/.
Its nothing "Out there" or "Dazzling" and also doesn't cater to the children crowd or "moe" pedo fandom shit either.
Loved this, even the J-Drama. Certainly made me want to try Japanese Whiskey, and I was right to, 17 year Suntory Hibiki is tremendous. I just hope to have opportunity to try some more
A quick check of MAL puts it just outside their top 500 putting it's obscurity around shows like:
>Kara No Kyoukai
>Black Lagoon OVA's
I know I'm not the only one, but I feel like fafner is probably a correct choice, There's a pretty high chance for a new movie to be announced soon, and the thread died in like five posts.
I am so glad Japan got over it's environmentalist phase
>Higurashi is becoming obscure
What in the fuck is going on
There are a lot of scenes in Monster that are subtlety brilliant. I absolutely love the scene where Inspector Lunge gets into a house where someone had a copy-cat murder trying to blame it on Tenma/Johan, and we get to see Lunge's thought process and reenactment of the murder, which is just brilliantly done. The action scenes are nice, but the simple quality of the normal scenes is what I love about Monster. It has dozens of good characters, and most of them are pretty unique.
What dull side characters? Just about everyone gets tons of development and become great characters. If you want to complain about the format, it should be "Tenma shows up at the end of each arc for a couple minutes then goes away again", not "there are side characters".
I bet the only people who even know about this are SEAfags who saw this on Animax.