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Monster, Naoki Urasawa

Label
Monster
Title
Monster
Statement of responsibility
Naoki Urasawa
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Johan is a cold and calculating killer with a mysterious past, and brilliant Dr. Kenzo Tenma is the only one who can stop him! Conspiracy and serial murder open the door to a compelling, intricately woven plot in this masterwork of suspense. Schwald, the most influential person in the state of Bayern, now trusts Johan fully and makes him his right-hand man. Johan could be setting himself up as the wonder boy of the German financial world. Meanwhile, a private detective working for Schwald investigates the mysterious events happening around the man and senses something massive and evil lurking behind it all. His investigation pits him against a terrible monster - are Johan's plans going to come to light? Although Johan knows that Tenma wants to kill him, he pursues a quiet life. But what does he see in a children's book that suddenly causes him to burst into tears?
Biographical or historical data
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 received the 2011 Eisner Award for Best U.S. Edition of International Material-Asia, and is a three-time recipient of the prestigious Shogakukan Manga Award, a two-time recipient of the Osamu Tezuka Cultural Prize, and also received the Kodansha Manga Award. 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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Urasawa, Naoki
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Monster
Series volume
4
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Graphic Novels
Target audience
general
Label
Monster, Naoki Urasawa
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Paperback. Trade paperback (US)
Control code
9781421569093
Dimensions
21x15x3 cm.
Edition
Perfect ed.
Extent
438 p.
Isbn
9781421569093
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Monster, Naoki Urasawa
Publication
Note
Paperback. Trade paperback (US)
Control code
9781421569093
Dimensions
21x15x3 cm.
Edition
Perfect ed.
Extent
438 p.
Isbn
9781421569093
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
regular print

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