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Naoki Urasawa's Monster, Vol. 5 Paperback – October 17, 2006

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  • Series: Naoki Urasawa's Monster (Book 5)
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: VIZ Media LLC (October 17, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1421504987
  • ISBN-13: 978-1421504988
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.9 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #277,754 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Naoki Urasawa's career as a manga artist spans more than twenty years and has firmly established him as one of the true manga masters of Japan. Born in Tokyo in 1960, Urasawa debuted with BETA! in 1983 and hasn't stopped his impressive output since. Well-versed in a variety of genres, Urasawa's oeuvre encompasses a multitude of different subjects, such as a romantic comedy (Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl), a suspenseful human drama about a former mercenary Pineapple ARMY; story by Kazuya Kudo), a captivating psychological suspense story (Monster), a sci-fi adventure manga (20th Century Boys), and a modern reinterpretation of the work of the God of Manga, Osamu Tezuka (Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka; co-authored with Takashi Nagasaki, supervised by Macoto Tezka, and with the cooperation of Tezuka Productions). Many of his books have spawned popular animated and live-action TV programs and films, and 2008 saw the theatrical release of the first of three live-action Japanese films based on 20th Century Boys. No stranger to accolades and awards, Urasawa is a three-time recipient of the prestigious Shogakukan Manga Award, a two-time recipient of the Osamu Tezuka Cultural Prize, and has received the Kodansha Manga Award. Similarly, Monster has been nominated three times for the Eisner Award in America. Urasawa has also become involved in the world of academia, and in 2008 accepted a guest teaching post at Nagoya Zokei University, where he teaches courses in, of course, manga.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robert Beveridge HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on December 11, 2009
Format: Paperback
Naoki Urasawa, Monster: After the Carnival (ViZ, 1995)

The cops, of course, think Tenma is responsible not only for Johan's murders, but all the events in the last volume as well. (This despite all the witnesses who talk about how Tenma saved them, etc.) When Tenma contacts an old classmate of his who's gone into psychology, the police approach him and ask if he'd be willing to wear a wire. The psychologist originally subscribes to the police's theory that Johan is a separate personality of Tenma's; will the evidence Tenma shows him change his outlook, or will their meeting at the carnival be a trap to lure Tenma into the clutches of the police? Very good stuff, as usual. *** ˝
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By b00kll0vr on April 18, 2014
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This is a very long series.. I got bored of it - not my cup of tea.. however it is an excellent story line and the illustrations are fantastic. If you are a Urasawa fan like I am - you will enjoy the illustrations even if you dont like the story.
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