After being hinted at via their social media channels for some time now, Australian anime publisher Siren Visual have confirmed that they will be releasing a complete box set of Monster exclusively via their website “over the coming months”. While they were originally hoping to release a special booklet with the box set, Siren have indicated that this is no longer possible – as they were unable to clear the articles from the original Japanese booklets with their respective writers. Instead, they have decided to release the box set without the booklet at a “very nice price”.
Siren Visual haven’t ruled out releasing the booklet as a separate item or with a special set at a later date. However they are asking that people don’t ask them when or if they “have any news about the booklet” as it remains highly likely that it will never happen.
We came, we saw, we tried and it’s currently sitting in the too-hard basket (which is overflowing at the moment)!
– Siren Visual
Monster received a Silver (2nd Place) award in my Australian Anime Release of the Year awards for 2014.
What would you do if a child you saved grew up to be a monster?
An ice-cold killer is on the loose, and Dr. Kenzo Tenma is the only one who can stop him!
Tenma, a brilliant neurosurgeon with a promising future, risks his career to save the life of a critically wounded young boy named Johan. When the boy reappears nine years later in the midst of a string of unusual serial murders, Tenma must go on the run from the police who suspect him to be the killer.