The first box set of the anime version of Naoki Urasawa’s Monster will be released on Tuesday, December 8.
It’s the story of a world-famous neurosurgeon who saves the life of a little boy who turns out to be a conscienceless murderer, the monster of the title. The doctor gives up his career and life to pursue the boy, now grown to an adult, in an attempt to stop him from committing more killings.
Right now, it’s 45% off of the list price of $60 at Amazon.com, making it $33, so you may want to preorder. The set contains 15 episodes on three DVDs. The box set also includes a digitized version of the original Japanese booklet from the set.
The series ran 74 episodes, so if the sets stay this size, this should be the first of five. It’s a shame that the collections aren’t a little bigger, for that price, but I’m not that familiar with standard anime pricing.