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Naoki Urasawa's Monster, Vol. 6 Paperback – December 19, 2006

4.8 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
Book 6 of 18 in the Monster Series

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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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Product Details

  • Series: Naoki Urasawa's Monster (Book 6)
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; 1 edition (December 19, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1421504995
  • ISBN-13: 978-1421504995
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 5.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #328,258 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Monster is a carefully constructed thriller that builds with each passing chapter. It really must be read from the beginning.

Lunge is closing in on Tenma, but his relentlessness begins to cloud his judgement regarding procedure and methods. Ev's life spirals further down the drain and Tenma himself continues his relentless pursuit of Johan.

Monster loses a little momentum for the first time in this volume, albeit just slightly. The first half of the volume is perfectly paced and full of the tension I expect from the series. The maneuvering of various interested parties and the way everything plays out is gripping and yet filled with subtleties and foreshadowing.

The second half is where things slow down. The jump to the college campus and several chapters of buildup featuring new characters is decently done, but also a bit jarring and a more gradual build than usual for this manga. There's also more of a "foregone conclusion feel" than normal in this arc. It does eventually pick back up with some twists and an intriguing hook for the next volume.

Though not entirely up to the lofty standards previously set, volume 6 is still an excellent installment overall for Monster.
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This item was sent to me on time and in new condition as promised. I also received it when promised which was in time to give away as a birthday gift. My child loves this series of manga books but we seem to have a problem finding some of the books in Naoki Urasawa's Monster collection. Great mystery and suspense.
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Naoki Urasawa, Monster, vol. 6: The Secret Woods (ViZ, 1995)

Tenma is still on Johan's trail, but it's time for the long-awaited (and final?) confrontation between Tenma and Lunge, which started at the end of book five. The depths of Lunge's obsession are finally revealed in all their glory. Later on, Eva--one of the few people who can independently attest to Johan's existence--tracks Tenma to the secluded home of a mob boss with a fondness for French chicken dishes. Unfortunately, it seems she may not be alone... the volume concludes with the beginnings of a story arc involving a Munich university, a blind rich old guy, and one of his readers, who may or may not be harboring a secret. Where's Tenma in all this last story? I've no clue, but I look forward to finding out in Book Seven. Urasawa wanders a bit plotwise, as he has throughout the series, but he's a consummate thriller writer, and every digression has a place sooner or later. *** ½
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These book are fantastic! The plot is very complicated and there are lots of characters. I believe there are 16 volumes total, and they are being released about every other month. You almost have to reread the volume before to reacquaint yourself with some of the minor characters due to the lag time. Maybe your memory is better than mine. I', also reading the "Deathnote" series and I think Monster is vastly superior in story, dialogue, character development, and artwork.
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Very suspenseful (see my reviews of other books in this series)
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