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Short introduction to Boring:
Dr Kenzo Tenma is a genius surgeon working in post-Cold War Germany who has a bright future ahead of him. He is admired by his colleagues, loved by his patients, and due to marry his boss’ daughter, the beautiful Eva Heinemann. One day, when two patients in desperate need of emergency surgery are wheeled into his hospital, Tenma faces a terrible choice of saving the orphaned boy who came first or the mayor of Düsseldorf, whose recovery would raise the hospital’s profile and boost his own career. Against the demands of his superior, Tenma does what he believes is right and saves the child. However, his decision not only damages his prospects, but unleashes a chain of events so horrific that it might have come from the depths of his worst nightmares. Laden with guilt, Tenma begins a journey across Germany in search of a formidable young man who will challenge his morals, his love for life, and his very sanity.
10. Black Jack
Description: Black Jack is a man with god-like surgical skills. Little is known about this mysterious, unlicensed physician aside from his immense talent, which is legendary amongst the medical community; but should you require the services of this genius, you must be prepared for a hefty price tag! Though he often appears to have the demeanour of a businessman more than a doctor, Black Jack is not entirely cold-hearted; and with the help of his assistant Pinoko, he will do all in his power to save his patients, no matter how obscure, difficult or unknown the ailment. However, even a man of science like Black Jack can be surprised by the medical mysteries that nature throws at him, and sometimes even by the sheer tenacity of human nature itself.
Number of Episodes: 12
Release Year: 1993 – 2011
Both feature a first class surgeon as the main protagonist, both are similarly dark in tone and have psychological themes, and both are mystery dramas, though Monster is about solving many small mysteries that are all together tied to a grand mystery, while Black Jack is about solving individual mysteries that occur in their specific episode.
9. Gunslinger Girl
Description: Henrietta is a young girl who works for a “welfare group” that does the government’s dirty work. Cybernetically-enhanced and specially-trained, she is one of a group of elite hit-girls, remorseless killers with no memories of their past. Jose, her partner, has taken care of her since she was brought into the organization following the murder of her family, and struggles between his affection for her, and his opposing duty to his employer. But, time is running out.. for with each bullet they fire, Henrietta and the other girls lose a little more of their humanity.
Number of Episodes: 26 + OVA
Release Year: 2004 – 2008
Both series share a highly detailed study of coercive human conditioning, Monster builds on many more themes related to this concept the most prevalent one is the detailed psychoanalysis of sociopath. Whilst Gunslinger Girl is far more grounded in actual concept of human conditioning with a science fiction twist added in for good measure. They are both very mature series both in their approach to the subject matter and the seriousness in which they handle the situation.
8. Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin
Description: In 1955 era Japan, ten years after World War II caused countless to descend into poverty, six young men are transported to a special disciplinary school where countless horrors await them. Overseen by a sadistic, abusive guard and a perverted doctor who requires invasive “inspections,” the school is the new home of these boys who committed petty and oft-necessary crimes. Alongside their cellmate, the wise and hardened Rokurouta, the young men will try their best to survive their incarceration and hold on to the fleeting rainbows in their hearts.
Number of Episodes: 26
Release Year: 2010
Monster and Rainbow both tell dark and dramatic stories but ultimately have uplifting messages of good people doing good things in bad situations. They both have realistic tone and realistic characters, and Rainbow reminded me very much of Monster in this regard. The characters are excellent, and each character has their own perspective in the story similar to how Monster follows the perspective of several main characters. The characters have a depth of humanity to them in each of these series that so few anime attain. Each of these stories are about completely different scenarios, one an non-linear crime thriller, the other a prison drama, but the tone, realism, and quality of the story and characters reach a certain note that made me appreciate Rainbow in many of the ways that I appreciated Monster.
7. Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor
Description: Kaiji Ito is as pathetic a person as they come; a man who gambles his days away, only winning enough to lose significantly more. He hates himself, is riddled with envy for others, but is ultimately too weak to think of a way out of his massive debts. Then one day he is approached by a strange man who offers him what seems the solution of a lifetime – to take a short journey on a ship called Espoir, during which time he will be given the chance to win more cash than he can dream of in a card game like no other. Ever the desperate, Kaiji takes the gamble of his life; however, the game turns out to be far darker than he expected and the hard lessons pile on thick and fast. Now stuck in a closed world of unsavory characters willing to do anything to destroy him, can Kaiji gather enough courage to outwit them all?
Number of Episodes: 52
Release Year: 2007 – 2011
There are few stories that can capture the raw terror of a decision quite like Monster and Kaiji. Both are masterpieces of tension, depicting the nervous and disturbed minds of their characters perfectly. While the stories themselves are quite different, the maturity of the themes covered feels very similar. They both have excellent character drama, fantastic music, and some of the best directing in the industry. Kaiji is certainly a bit more goofy considering the premise would be entirely avoidable if not for the characters addictions, but make no mistake: they are both very similar in the quality of their depictions of the human psyche.
Description: Born beneath the gallows tree from which his dead mother hung, Guts has always existed on the boundary between life and death. After enduring a terrible childhood, he spends his adulthood in brutal combat, pitting his strength against others in order to build his own. Life is simple enough for Guts until he meets Griffith, the inspirational, ambitious, and beautiful leader of the mercenaries, the Band of the Hawks. When Guts loses to Griffith in a duel, he is forced to join the group, and, despite himself, finds a sense of camaraderie and belonging amongst them. However, as Griffith leads his soldiers from victory to victory, the bloody wars and underhanded politics reveal a side to him that nobody quite expected. Can Guts, a simple warrior, defend those who have come to mean the most to him, all the while struggling not to lose to the darkness he has carried with him his entire life?
Number of Episodes: 25
Release Year: 1997 – 1998
Berserk is a fantastic anime to watch if you liked Monster. While they take place in completely different environments and with different time periods, one can expect to see similarities in the humanized characters, relationships, power dynamics, and complex storyline. Despite its different medieval setting, Berserk offers diverse characters with realistic motivations. Just like Monster, it also has very interesting themes of understanding one’s identity and discovering the complexity of evil. It is one of my favorites and I highly suggest it for fans of Monster.
5. Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu (Legend of the Galactic Heroes)
Description: The war between the monarchical Galactic Empire and the democratic Free Planets Alliance has raged ceaselessly across the galaxy for over a century, with the fleets of both powers having fought countless battles. Currently the conflict revolves around the strategic Iserlohn Corridor, one of only two passages of space through which the two forces can access each other. Here the Empire has built the nigh-impregnable Iserlohn Fortress, whose deadly weaponry has thwarted repeated efforts by the Alliance to capture her. Phezzan, a neutral mercantile state, controls the other corridor. The long war has resulted in an indecisive stalemate, but there are two men from the two worlds who will change everything: Wen-Li Yang, a gifted strategist from the Alliance who wants nothing more than to retire and be a historian; and Reinhard von Lohengramm, a man from the Empire whose ambition knows no bounds. Their loves, struggles, triumphs and failures play across an interstellar stage of intrigue, war and death.
Number of Episodes: 110
Release Year: 1988 – 1997
While the themes are different, both are phenomenal at their ways of storytelling and are among the most intellectual shows i have ever seen. Both series also include a large cast of well developed characters. Both are seinens.
4. Zankyou no Terror (Terror in Resonance)
Description: In an alternate version of the present, Tokyo has been decimated by a shocking terrorist attack, and the only hint to the identity of the culprit is a bizarre video uploaded to the internet. The police, baffled by this cryptic clue, are powerless to stop the paranoia spreading across the population. While the world searches for a criminal mastermind to blame for this tragedy, two mysterious children – children who shouldn’t even exist – masterfully carry out their heinous plan. Cursed to walk through this world with the names Nine and Twelve, the two combine to form “Sphinx,” a clandestine entity determine to wake the people from their slumber – and pull the trigger on this world.
Number of Episodes: 11
Release Year: 2014
These two series are full of on-the-edge-of-your-seat psychological suspense. It would be better if Zankyou no Terror was just as long as Monster. Sphinx (Nine and Twelve) from Zankyou no Terror is very similar to Johan in Monster. Both characters have unknown origins and histories shrouded in mystery that are later revealed. Both were part of a human experiment as children that broke them mentally. For the most part, it is unknown what motivates these characters; they seem to carry out their crimes just to watch the world burn. The crimes themselves are rather mysterious too; Sphinx’s terrorist attacks intentionally avoid killing people; most of the murders in Monster were carried out by accomplices that Johan was able to control mentally. They are also both being hunted down by outcasted characters (Shibazaki and Dr. Tenma).
3. Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo
Description: Albert de Morcerf had it all: wealth, loving parents, great friends. The only thing lacking in his life was excitement… until that fateful day on Luna. After a chance encounter with bandits and a daring rescue, Albert invites his newfound friend and savior, the Count of Monte Cristo, to his home in Paris. Little does he know what fate has in store for him and his loved ones. Just who is the mysterious Count, and what does he want? As tragedy touches the lives of those around him, can Albert’s only recourse be to wait and hope?
Number of Episodes: 24
Release Year: 2004 – 2005
Both have a highly character-driven story and keep you guessing as to what will happen next. Both involve an antagonist who at first seems kind but has evil intentions and manipulates others. Each one contains great character development and characters who you feel and care for. If you want an anime that strays from the norm and delivers an interesting story with realistic portrayals of human emotion then this is for you.
Description: In the future, a system called Sibyl presides over the country and provides order to every facet of life. It dictates which job fields citizens should go into based on aptitude tests, and can even read each resident’s mental state and predict which ones are likely to commit crimes in the future. Fresh from exams, Akane Tsunemori is beginning her career as an Inspector, a specialized police officer who works to apprehend these latent criminals and stop crimes before they happen. But not all that get caught are eliminated or jailed, some join the police force as Enforcers to provide insight into criminals’ minds, and Akane is warned not to get too close to them, as they’re considered little more than hunting dogs. Though skeptical of this advice, and Sibyl’s judgement, Akane is determined to work together with her Enforcers to protect the peace of her city and its inhabitants.
Number of Episodes: 33 + Movie
Release Year: 2012 – 2015
Both Monster and Psycho-Pass are psychological mystery thrillers were the main male protagonist is after a ghost murder. No one believes in the existence of mastermind serial killer until late. The lead killers both kill as a third party using others to do their dirty work for excitement. Furthermore they see nothing wrong in their ways are are in essence pure heart-ed but evil in soul. You can judge them by their presence.
1. Death Note
Description: Have you ever felt like the world would be a better place if certain people weren’t around? Such grim daydreams might occur when watching the dismal daily news, but on one fateful day, Light Yagami finds that these daydreams can become reality. By pure happenstance, he comes across a black notebook entitled “Death Note”, whose text within states that whoever’s name is written on its pages will die. With the aid of the death god Ryuk, Light takes it upon himself to rid the world of its corruption, ushering in a new era of purity one death at a time. But as Ryuk foretells, Light’s actions will not go unchallenged…
Number of Episodes: 37
Release Year: 2006 – 2007
Monster and Death Note are unique in many ways. In both cases the issue of morality in its truest form, that is the frontier between good and evil, is explored via highly tense psychological thrillers. Monster is highly realistic and portrays a very believable world while Death Note has a supernatural element to it; in both the viewer is forced to think and make choices toward deciding who the real villains are and just what it is that makes one individual evil.
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