Monster [Anime Series] (2004)

Genres - Drama, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Anime, Medical Drama  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |  
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Dr. Kenzo Tenma is a Japanese man living and working in Germany as a surgeon. He has a budding career before him and a loving fiancée at home; his life is all but perfect until his ethical convictions get in the way of his success. When a boy is brought to Dr. Tenma's care with a bullet wound to the head, he begins to operate on the boy, even though a prominent politician is brought in at the same time and the hospital staff is pressuring him to offer his care to the more prestigious patient. The boy's life is saved, but due to the incompetence of the other surgeons, the politician's operation is a failure. Despite exercising better moral judgment and skill than his peers, Dr. Tenma is shamed by the hospital administration and passed over for promotion, causing him to lose his fiancée. Soon after his life falls apart, however, strange things begin to happen for Dr. Tenma. A series of disappearances and murders that all seem to benefit him greatly are putting him in the center of police suspicion, but there is no evidence linking him to the crimes. Is someone working to benefit the good doctor or has a corrupt system finally corrupted his mind?

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class-consciousness, ethics, medicine, murder