Monster is not deep, it’s not edgy, and it’s not good. It’s a poorly paced self-wankfest designed to appeal to imbeciles who don’t realize every single episode is the same exact thing. In short, it sucks.
DAE Le Monster?
Yes, shut the fuck up. Monster is not some obscure fucking show you just found out about and need to share with the world. It’s the most overhyped piece of misery to come across my vision and every “intellectual” cunt-tard throws it out like it defines them as a thinking being.
Here’s why you think it’s good: you watched one episode, noted everything was covered in black and grey, and thought its edgy camera angles were the cat’s meow. Then you dropped it and said you completed it. Exactly like you did with Texhnolyze. Don’t fuck with me. I’m onto you by now.
Like you, nobody wants to watch it
And you use this well to your advantage. That’s why you can throw it out as a recommendation, because no one’s ever gonna watch the show and realize you’re fucking wrong. See also:
- Legend of Galactic Heroes
- Slam Dunk
- Prince of Tennis
- Hajime no Ippo
- Space Runaway Ideon
“There’s no way anyone would watch this series all the way through and still be sane enough to criticize it. Following that, anybody who did watch some of the show and ended up dropping it can be criticized for not ‘watching the best part’. And because these shows are old, I can play the ‘new anime sucks’ card. Brilliant!”
You little shit. Take those fake “hipster” glasses off; nobody’s impressed.
If you finished it, you’d hate it too.
I’m gonna spoil this for you since you didn’t really get far enough into Monster to realize it: there really isn’t much of a plot at all.
A kid gets shot, and a doctor (Tenma) saves him from dying. A while later, the kid shoots someone in front of Tenma and Tenma gets all emo, thinking “what’s the value in saving a life if the person I save kills people?” So he decides to go on a journey to meet the kid and find out the answer to this moral dilemma of his. …for 76 fucking episodes.
And that’s it. No, really, that’s the entirety of the 76-episode plot. And don’t even get me started on the ending.
Let’s get started on the ending
Here’s the answer to Tenma’s moral dilemma: “Yes.” “Yes, there is value in saving a life regardless of how many people that saved person kills.” And he illustrates that by saving the jerkoff’s life again. Then he walks away, cue credits.
Were you hoping for more? Nope. That’s it. That’s the end of the show. It took 76 episodes for them to reset the entire plot back to episode one.
I like to think this was Urasawa’s way of telling his fans to hang themselves with their turtlenecks, and I just wish more of them had respected his wishes.
And the characters suck
I dunno, just read Wikipedia’s summary. They were too unmemorable for me to have anything much to say about them.
Were you intrigued? If so, you’re probably bored enough to find chewing razor blades entertaining. Go ahead, try it, I’ll wait for your report.
Were you bored? Then congrats, you got the full Monster experience and can now actually talk like you know something about the show. I trust it won’t be positive.
Final Rating: 1/10. For reals, this show sucks.