Monster Poster

(2004–2010)

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Season 1

6 Apr. 2004
Herr Doktor Tenma
Doctor Tenma is a brilliant Japanese neurosurgeon who works at Eisler Memorial Hospital in Germany. He is doing well professionally and is even engaged to the director's daughter, Eva. One day, a boy with a gunshot wound to the head is brought to him.
 
14 Apr. 2004
Downfall
Dr. Tenma operates on the boy, disregarding the director's orders. The breach of control leads to Dr. Tenma losing his privileges and position as chief surgeon.
 
21 Apr. 2004
Murder Case
The three doctors are found dead, while the twins are reported missing. Tenma becomes a prime suspect for the murder. The chairman reinstates Tenma as the chief surgeon. Nine years later, a suspect in Lunge's robbery investigation is operated by Tenma and can only say one sentence after waking up.
 
28 Apr. 2004
Night of Punishment
The suspect Yunkers wakes up. Lunge tries to get a confession from him but fails. The following night, Tenma comes to the hospital with a gift and finds Yunkers running away scared and chases after him to a building. Tenma finds Yunkers held at gunpoint by a man he knows.
 
May 2004
The Girl from Heidelberg
In Heidelberg, a girl named Nina Fortner rushes to class. She is a top student and is admired by everyone. She works as a part time pizza delivery girl and also takes karate classes. Nina comes home to find a corny romantic email written to her by an unknown boy. In Koln, Tenma searches for the identity of Yohan. He finds that Yohan lived in a lot of places and went by the names Michael and Franz. A war veteran reiterates that the boy learnt French and English with ease and always wants to hear war stories. Few days later Yohan shows up at Nina's school.
 
May 2004
Reported Disappearance
Tenma visits a Heidelberg newspaper agency. He is permitted by a reporter to look through the archives for the article about the twins' disappearance. They find that Mr.Fortner had filed a missing person's report on a boy. Meanwhile, It's Nina's 20th birthday. She goes to the school counselor to talk about her fainting. Upon recollection, Nina says that the boy made her nostalgic. She gets another email asking her to come to Heidelberg castle. Mr. and Mrs. Fortner are reluctant to share information on the report. Tenma sensing danger hurries to Heidelberg castle.
 
19 May 2004
Mansion of Tragedy
Tenma and Nina come back to the house and find that the reporter and Nina's parents are dead. They are escorted by two police officers. On the way, Tenma realizes that the officers know more things than they are letting on. He grows suspicious and jumps off a bridge to a river with Nina. The following morning, on the river bank, Nina remembers everything from her past.
 
26 May 2004
The Fugitive
Inspector Lunge visits Eva Heinemann for information on the tie. Eva says she doesn't know anything about it. Later,at the hospital, Eva confesses her love to Tenma. He doesn't reciprocate. Eva threatens him that she would tell the police about the tie. Tenma resigns from the post. After taking Eva's info, the police round up the hospital to arrest Tenma.
 
Jun. 2004
Rouhei to shoujo
It is monsoon season. Inspector Lunge interrogates a mercenary, Mr. Hugo Benhardt who trained Dr. Tenma with firearms five months ago. During the stint, Tenma harmonizes Mr. Hugo's life with the little chore girl whose mother he killed during Myanmar war.
 
Jun. 2004
The Past That Was Erased
A city council member and his wife are killed in Verden, Germany. Tenma believes that Johan could be the murderer, so he breaks into the council member's home for clues. There he meets a petty thief named Heckel. Heckel says that he saw the murderer and leads Tenma to the murderer's house...
 
16 Jun. 2004
Kinderheim 511
Tenma learns that Johan used to be in an orphanage known as Kinderheim 511, where he meets an injured boy named Dieter and a former East German official named Hartmann who used to work there.
 
23 Jun. 2004
A Meaker Little Experiment
Dieter is picked up by Hartmann before Tenma could return, and Tenma learns more about the experiments in Kinderheim 511.
 
30 Jun. 2004
Petra and Schumann
In a small village, Dr. Schumann worries over the health of his sick but stubborn old friend, Petra.
 
7 Jul. 2004
The Only Man Left, the Only Woman Left
Inspector Lunge investigates the murder of a prostitute and suspects a senator named Dr. Boltzmann of involvement. His dedication to his work however takes a toll on his family life. Meanwhile, the vindictive Eva continues to press Lunge to catch Tenma. She also has a new lover, her gardener.
 
14 Jul. 2004
Be My Baby
Dr. Tenma and Nina Fortner's investigations lead them to a powerful man known as 'The Baby', who belongs in an extremist organization. They soon learn that the organization has special plans for the Turkish district tomorrow.
 
20 Jul. 2004
Wolf's Confession
The Baby leads Nina to Professor Geidlitz, one of the leaders of a right-wing extremist organization. Geidlitz tells Nina about his plan to find Johan and turn him into the leader of his organization, and informs her that he needs Nina in order to do so. Meanwhile, Tenma gets into trouble when he is caught by the Baby.
 
27 Jul. 2004
Reunion
General Wolf is the first person who recognized Johan's talents. Having experienced how terrifying Johan is, he asks Tenma to kill him. But Tenma threatens one of the general's subordinates and escapes to Frankfurt in order to prevent the right-wing extremists from burning down the Turkish part of town. ...
 
3 Aug. 2004
The Fifth Spoonful of Sugar
Nina is held by the police as a witness to the plan to burn down the Turkish quarter but is released when Mr. Rosso appears, the owner of a small restaurant where Nina worked after parting ways with Tenma. It's been a long time since they've met, and when Nina sees Rosso pour five spoonfuls of sugar into his coffee, she finally smiles again.
 
10 Aug. 2004
Abyss of the Monster
Tenma visits criminal psychologist Rudi Gillen, one of his college classmates. Gillen believes that Tenma is a serial killer with multiple personalities and calls the police to have him arrested. Furthermore, he wants to analyze Tenma as a research subject after he's been arrested...
 
17 Aug. 2004
Journey to Freiham
Tenma and Dieter hitchhike to their next destination in Freiham. Mr. Jones and Leia, an older vacationing British couple, pick them up. Jones, a former police officer, is suspicious of Tenma, who is wanted by the police. But Leia is friendly, and thanks to her, the trip is peaceful. Midway, Jones reveals an unexpected reason for why the couple has come to Germany!
 
24 Aug. 2004
Happy Holidays
There is a man who lives with bodyguards in a luxurious mansion in Nice in the south of France. Nina is looking for this man, called Muller, because he is the former detective who killed her foster parents, the Fortners. After quitting the police, Muller was hired by a crime syndicate. Muller discovers that his protege, Roberto, is actually working for Johan and is now tasked with killing Nina.
 
31 Aug. 2004
Lunge's Trap
There is a murder in Hamburg, Germany, believed to be one of the multiple homicides of middle-aged couples. Lunge has an opportunity to lure Tenma to a trap. However, before he can arrest him, Lunge is critically wounded by the real criminal. Tenma is able to treat his injuries.
 
7 Sep. 2004
Eva's Confession
Eva, Tenma's former fiancée, has risked everything to get her revenge on Tenma and has been spending her days drinking. But a man appears before her...It's Roberto, a man deeply connected to Johan...
 
14 Sep. 2004
Of Men and Dining
Tenma is at a mountain villa treating a man who was a high-ranking member of a crime syndicate. The man tells Tenma about a shocking event that happened in the underworld five years ago. Meanwhile Roberto tells Eva to confront Tenma.
 
28 Sep. 2004
Thursday's Boy
Hans Georg Schuwald, a blind business tycoon who's infamously known as "The Vampire of Bavaria," hires a different college student each day of the week to read books to him. Karl is in charge of Tuesdays. He has approached Schuwald in order to find his mother, who was acquainted with the man...
 
5 Oct. 2004
The Secret Woods
"The Thursday Boy," Edmund, who was pretending to be Schuwald's son, commits suicide. Richard, a detective hired by Schuwald, has suspicions about Edmund's death. Meanwhile, Karl approaches a certain young man who turns out to be Johan...
 
12 Oct. 2004
Proof
Richard quit the police force because he shot a young criminal on duty. He is also trying to recover from alcoholism with help of his psychiatrist Dr Julius Reichwein.
 
19 Oct. 2004
Just One Case
Schuwald tells Richard to stop the investigation because everything has been solved. Richard has suspicions about an earlier investigation he had been asked to conduct concerning the suicide of Edmund, a boy who was thought to be Schuwald's son...
 
26 Oct. 2004
Execution
Richard is a detective who quit the police force when he shot a criminal while on duty and has run himself into ruin. But reinvestigating some unsolved cases, he begins to put his life back together. Richard also discovers that there is one person behind all of the cases...
 
2 Nov. 2004
Decision
Richard commits suicide. But Dr. Reichwein, who was counseling Richard, is suspicious of the circumstances of Richard's death and begins an investigation himself. Dr. Reichwein is attacked by hoodlums who try to interfere with his investigation...
 
9 Nov. 2004
In Broad Daylight
After Richard's death, Reichwein tries to investigate Johan by himself, but an assassin is after him. Tenma saves him from danger just in time.
 
16 Nov. 2004
Sanctuary
Lotte has feelings for Schuwald's son, Karl, but lately, Karl has been busy working with his father, so he hasn't had any time for her. In the college library, Lotte meets Nina, who is doing research because she suspects that the recent events surrounding Schuwald are the work of her brother, Johan. Tenma tries to kill Johan in a forest.
 
23 Nov. 2004
A Child's View
Dr. Reichwein gets a request from a mother to counsel her son, who hurt himself jumping off a roof. Martin doesn't tell Reichwein anything, but he reveals the truth to Dieter, who has come with Reichwein.
 
8 Dec. 2004
At the Edge of Darkness
After an unexpected incident, Johan is hospitalized but immediately released. Johan receives a threatening letter from the prostitute who was pretending to be Karl's mother. Tenma helps a girl working as an underworld doctor.
 
15 Dec. 2004
My Nameless Hero
Inspector Lunge of the BKA, who is searching for Tenma, meets some Japanese people in Germany who were friends of Tenma and asks them seemingly trivial things about him, trying to get into Tenma's mind.
 
22 Dec. 2004
The Monster of Chaos
Tenma is hiding on top of a bookshelf in a library late at night. He is planning to shoot Johan, who will appear at the Schuwald's book collection donation ceremony. Dr Reichwein confronts Schuwald while Dr Gillen contacts with Lunge.
 
11 Jan. 2005
Namae no nai kaibutsu
The story of the picture book that terrified Johan is revealed. Tenma has his sniper aimed on Johan. Johan's monstrous nature is introduced.
 
18 Jan. 2005
The Demon in My Eyes
At first, Johan planned to take over Schuwald's financial conglomerate. But after reading a certain picture book, something inside of him changes. Johan makes his move.
 
25 Jan. 2005
The Hell in His Eyes
The one who is pointing a gun at Johan is not Tenma, but Nina. But because of the fire, it is unknown whether Johan was hit by a bullet. Johan disappears once again.
 
1 Feb. 2005
Grimmer
Grimmer is a freelance journalist. Currently, he is investigating abuses that may have occurred in the kinderheim (orphanages) of the former East Germany. When East Germany still existed, he traveled around the world as a spy who posed as a newspaper journalist.
 
8 Feb. 2005
Ghosts of 511
Grimmer stubbornly stalks Petrov for his experimental research papers chronicling the abuses at Kinderheim 511, but he gets a surprise instead.
 
15 Feb. 2005
The Adventures of the Magnificent Steiner
Pedrov has been shot. Before he dies, he hands Grimmer the key to a safety-deposit box that contains the data and tapes of his old experiments. Grimmer is abducted by mysterious men who are after the key.
 
22 Feb. 2005
Jan Suk
Grimmer, who is investigating 511 Kinderheim, has passed out after being tortured by members of the former Czechoslovakian secret police. When he comes to, he is surrounded by their dead bodies. One of the bodies is that of Zeman, a Prague police inspector. And Detective Jan Suk, Zeman's protege begins to investigate this case.
 
1 Mar. 2005
Two Darknesses
Suk reports to the police chief that he has discovered that Inspector Zeman had ties with former Czechoslovakian secret police that are hiding within the station.
 
8 Mar. 2005
The Monster Afterimage
The Czech police have turned their suspicions towards the journalist Grimmer and the young detective Suk for the murders of their former police chief and three former Czechoslovakian secret police members. Even though he is a suspect, Suk meets with Grimmer to find out the truth.
 
15 Mar. 2005
Point of Contact
A Prague police detective from a special investigative team has been killed in Suk's room, and now Suk is being chased as a suspect in a series of murders. Tenma reads about the case in a newspaper...
 
22 Mar. 2005
The Door to Nightmares
Nina doesn't know that Johan has disguised himself as her and is confused when people in the street affectionately call her "Anna." Meanwhile, Tenma and Grimmer meet with Captain Karel Lanke, a leader of the former Czechoslovakian secret police.
 
29 Mar. 2005
The Scariest Thing
While searching for the sign with the three frogs, Nina is surprised that she knows the surrounding buildings and streets, but there is a shadow of fear in her memories. Meanwhile, Tenma and Grimmer get an important testimony from Lanke. Inspector Lunge takes a holiday in Prague.
 
5 Apr. 2005
The Cruelest Thing
All the orphans who adore Grimmer try to prove his innocence. They find the blonde woman (Johan, disguised as Anna) who was at the scene of the murder.
 
12 Apr. 2005
Mansion of Roses
Inspector Lunge arrives at the Red Rose Mansion after finding a hint in a picture book. Afterwards, he meets with Captainl Lanke, a leader of the former Czechoslovakian secret police.
 
19 Apr. 2005
Monster's Love Letter
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