It goes without saying at this point that there are several anime I would choose. I’d like to say Psycho-Pass, for example, but I chose to talk about that for Day 1. The anime I settled on for this post, though not being any more or less liked than the others considered, is Monster, the 2004 anime series based on the manga by Naoki Urusawa. It’s already a much longer anime than the other favorites on my list, being 74 episodes long. Monster manages to pull off this many episodes and make it work. I’ve seen it 3 times from start to finish and I still have never felt like it was too long, because every arc and its characters are so interesting.
I liked the ending of the series and the symbolism it suggested. I’m happy with the way it ended. However, if the anime had continued, I’d also be happy to watch it. I doubt I would ever tire of it, assuming it continued to venture into the future with time skips, and into the past with flashbacks and character stories. It would be interesting if we got to see Johan and/or Nina have children. Monster is a profound, psychological, and thrilling show that I recommend to anyone who has time to watch it. (At least get to the neo-Nazi arc. If you don’t like it by then, you might as well drop the series.)
I’ve truly enjoyed this 30 Day Anime Challenge and I’m wondering what to do now that it’s over! Anyway, I want to give a big Thank You to everyone who read these posts, even if you didn’t read all of them. Your readership is greatly appreciated!! This has been Anime Rants covering the final day of the 30 Day Anime Challenge. Ja ne!