Dusseldorf, West Germany in 1986.One day, Dr.

Kenzo Tenma ignored his boss's order andexecuted humanitarian rescue of a man's child.That's how this horrible story begins!! Everybody feels uneasiness in everyday life.Even promising Dr. Kenzo Tenma is not an exception.But how could he know his returning to his dutyas a doctor to save people's liferather than success would trigger a birth of an incredible creature?What is justice and what is evil? This is a question to you.

Monster Volume 1 Chapter 1 Herr Doktor Tenma - Page 5 Chapter 1 : Herr Doktor Tenma Light: (blink) Door: (creak) Doctors: That was spectacular. I think we can say he's as good as ever. Did you see how he clipped that cerebral aneurysm so quickly? And in that location! His paring of the skull was simply masterful! A magnificent operation, Herr Dr. Tenma. Once again, I am forced to admit that Kenzo Tenma is nothing short of a genius. Tenma: Thank you. - Page 6 Doctor: It must have been exhausting to perform a cranial nerve surgery and an emergency operation at the same time, but you did it! Tenma: I couldn't have done any of it without you all.

Danke schoen, thank you. Ooh... - Page 7 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy(...) And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, "Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?" <The Revelation of St. John the Divine 13:1-4> Chapter 1 : Herr Doktor Tenma - Page 8 Tenma: Look how high the sun is, already... Doctor: Well, it was a six-hour operation starting in the middle of the night. No more outpatients for today. Take a rest. Tenma: Indeed. (wobble)(wobble) Woman: Sob... Sob... Tenma: Oh... That's right, I remember a Turkish laborer brought in around the same time. Woman: Sob... Sob... Nurse: Yes... Dr. Becker performed the operation. Tenma: How did it turn out? - Page 9 Tenma: ...Oh. That's a shame... Woman: Sob... Sob...

Boy: Where's Daddy? What happened to Daddy? Woman: WAAAAAHH!! - Page 10 [Dusseldorf, Eisler Memorial Hospital] [Dusseldorf, Germany] [1986] Tenma: Zzzzz... Zzzzz... TV: ...Administration has decided to continue examining the issue. - Page 11 Tenma: Zzzzz... TV: Next in the news... Eva: Hey, wake up! Tenma: Zzz... Eva: Wake up, Dr. Tenma! (peck) Tenma: Nmm... Woman: This is a case of role reversal. It's the beautiful princesses like me who are supposed to be awakened with a kiss. Tenma: Mmm... Oh, it's you, Eva... Eva: You forgot about our date, didn't you, Kenzo? Tenma: Ah... no... I didn't. TV: East German Foreign Trade Advisor Liebert met with the media alongside his wife and children yesterday, after his recent defection. - Page 12 -

TV: The Lieberts and their twin children were all smiles before the cameras. For the present, they are living in Dusseldorf... Tenma: Ugh, feel like I haven't slept a wink... Eva: Come on, wake up!! This is your news!! Tenma: Mmm.... hmm? Eva: Look at the TV!! TV: Renowned opera singer F. Rosenbach was hospitalized yesterday with a subarachnoid hemorrhage... He is reported to be in stable condition after an emergency operation. Director Heinemann of the Dusseldorf Eisler Memorial Hospital held a press conference with reporters today. Here is an excerpt from the conference. - Page 13 Heinemann: The diagnosis of Mr. Rosenbach has revealed a subarachnoid hemorrhage stemming from a ruptured artery in the brain. The clipping in the surgery itself was successful. Problems foreseen are cerebral swelling, cerebral ischemia from blood vessel spasms, and secondary hydrocephaly, but we are prepared to deal with these conditions, should they arise. Reporters: For the many many fans of Mr. Rosenbach, can we expect a return to his career? Will we ever hear him sing again? Heinemann: Yes, we are using every possible precaution to bring his singing voice back. Reporter: No doubt this new addition to the many difficult operations handled flawlessly by Dr. Heinemann's staff will cement their position at the top of our nation's medicalhierarchy. Next in the news... Eva: That's great, Kenzo!! Tenma: It wasn't my news, it was your papa's news.

Eva: Maybe so. - Page 14 Eva: But you were one of the members of the team that made the operation a success. Thanks to you, the Eisler Memorial Hospital's fame will grow... And my father will certainly be grateful to you. Tenma: I'm the one who should be grateful. It's thanks to your father that a Japanese like me can come here to Germany and live like this. Eva: Keep it up, Kenzo. If you just follow my father, everything will be all right. It's only a matter of time until Father's the board director... Then soon you'll be the head of the Surgical Department, then the director... And I'll be the director's wife! Tenma: Mmf!! - Page 15 Eva: Make me happy. Hardship doesn't suit me. Oh, that's right, my father says he's very impressed with your thesis. Tenma: Really? Eva: Yes. If it's published under my father's name, the academic world will certainly react quite well. You wrote it for my father... Didn't you? Tenma: Y... yeah... - Page 16 Tenma: I wrote that thesis at your father's request. I'd love for him to use it. Eva: What should we do?

Tenma: What do you mean? Eva: Our date... Do you want to go out? Or should... We stay inside...? TV: Next in the news... - Page 17 Machine: (beep)(beep)(beep) (beep)(beep) Tenma: Blood pressure, 128/64. Retractor. Machine: (beep) Tenma: Microscissors. Machine: (beep) Tenma: Now clipping the pyramid. Machine: (beep)(beep) - Page 18 Becker: Well, as good an op as ever. Although it's not just the ops you're good at. Tenma: Huh? Becker: Your operating skill is peerless. You've got the chief's position at a young age, and you're the favorite of the director and the head surgeon. Tenma: Wh... what are you trying to say, Dr. Becker? Becker: Oh no, I don't mean anything bad by it. Hospitals work like politics. If you don't know how to get BY, you'll never get AHEAD... That's how hospitals work. Tenma: Dr. Becker... - Page 19 -

Becker: Keep a firm grip on the director's daughter's heart. Tenma: Er... Becker: You can't hide it. Everyone knows. I can't believe you're as good in that respect as in others. Tenma: P-please! Becker: Really, I'm not saying that in a bad way. You realize that the director's only using you. He held that conference and acted like HE was the one who did the operation. Saving the life of a famous opera singer will bring the hospital fame. You had to do the operation for the director, so you lived up to his expectations and made it a perfect success. - Page 20 Becker: But don't just let him run all over you... Use him as thoroughly as you can, too. Use his daughter; anything. But I think you understand that already. You are used because you have talent. I wish I was being used, but I don't have the skill... When you get promoted, put in a good word for me. I'll buy you a drink sometime. I know a place that's got some great apple brandy. - Page 21 Nurse: Dr. Tenma. Tenma: Ah... Nurse: It's Mr. Kestner in the I.C.U. His blood pressure has lowered to 70. Tenma: Okay. Up his Inovan 3 gammas. Then raise the oxygen on his ventilator to 50%... Woman: Are you Dr. Tenma?

Tenma: Yes. What is it? ...You must be the woman who came in with the injured Turkish man yesterday... Oh, please go ahead... I'll be right there. Nurse: Okay. - Page 22 Woman: Give me my husband back. Tenma: What? Woman: Give me back my husband!! Tenma: Er... Our hospital uses every possible precaution to save... Woman: You're LYING!! Tenma: Huh? Woman: My husband was brought in first!! He was here before that opera singer!! But you pushed him BACK!! - Page 23 Tenma: Wha... Woman: You're the best doctor they have at this hospital!! Why didn't you do the operation on my husband, who came in FIRST?! Tenma: {Th... that was when... My pager woke me up while I was sleeping in my apartment, and I was going to perform the operation on the Turkish man injured in a construction accident...} <<Oppenheim: Dr. Tenma. This isn't your operation. We've got an emergency. Come to Surgery Room #1. - Page 24 -

<<Oppenheim: This is an order from the director. Hurry!! Woman: If you'd done the operation, he would have survived!! You skipped over my husband's turn!! Boy: Mommy! Mommyyy!! Woman: Give him back!! Give him BACK!! Waaaahhh!! - Page 25 Eva: So both me AND my friend were fighting for the dress. They only had one in that size. But don't worry, it's mine now, so... Are you listening? Tenma: Huh? - Page 26 Tenma: Oh... Yeah... Eva: So I'm going to wear it to the next party. Tenma: I checked the records... Dr. Becker was the one who did that op on the Turk. Eva: God, are you still going on about that? Tenma: The immediate cause of death was a brain hernia... But it was obvious it had taken too much time to start treatment. If we'd only been able to perform a craniotomy sooner, and equalize the pressure... Eva: Don't talk about that stuff while we're eating. Tenma: No offense to Dr. Becker, but if I had been in charge there, maybe I could have saved that Turkish patient. But... - Page 27 -

Tenma: But what does any of that have to do with me? I only did the op on the singer, just like the director ordered me to. It's not my responsibility... Eva: Exactly. Tenma: Right? Eva: Of course. Not all people's lives are equal. - Page 28 Tenma: Wha...? Eva: (munch)(munch) <<Eva: Not all people's lives are equal. <<Woman: Give him back!! Give me my husband back!! - Page 29 Police: Car #103, now at the scene of the crime!! Car #214, arriving on scene!! That mansion?! Yes, the report came from the neighbors!! - Page 30 Police: Please, stay back!! Where's the damn ambulance?! We need about four more men here!! How many gunshots were there again?! Five or six, sir!! Do we know whose house this is?! Well... it... It appears to be the residence of East German Trade Advisor Liebert... The one who came for asylum the other day. - Page 31 Police: What?! Shit, we gotta be careful about this one...

Com: We've got the back door covered!! Police: All right, take the sides of the door!! We'll bust in on the count of three!! One!! Two!! Three!! - Page 32 Police: It looks like the intruder's already made his escape!! Oh, Jesus... God DAMN... - Page 33 - Page 34 Police: One girl confirmed alive!! A man and women dead!! One boy in critical condition, but he still has a pulse!! Pager: (beep)(beep) Tenma: Mmm... Pager: (beep)(beep) Tenma: A patient...? Pager: (beep)(beep) - Chapter 1 End -