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Excellence Award

MONSTER

URASAWA Naoki

Manga published in book form, in magazine [Japan]

Profile

URASAWA Naoki

Japan

Born in Tokyo in 1960. He started his career as a manga artist with BETA! in 1983. His major works are PINEAPPLE ARMY, YAWARA!, MASTER KEATON, Happy!, and 20th Century Boys. He received the Excellence Prize at the first Japan Media Arts Festival for MONSTER.

( 2005 )

Award Reason

This is a story about a genius doctor named Tenma and a twin named Yohan whose life he saved. There is always a sense of lurking danger which turns into suspense as Tenma turns into a murderer in his search for Yohan. The clever plot development and the accuracy of the art work make this a hard Manga to put down once you start.

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