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Happy Holidays is the twenty-first episode of the anime.


Michael Müller, now an art dealer, is seen at his house in Nice, France with his wife, Barbara, and her son, Fritz. Michael tells his wife that he sometimes feels as is someone was watching him from the house next door; Barbara tells him that that house is empty.

A private detective hired by Michael updates him on Tenma, Nina and Detective Messener. He tells Michael that Messener was stabbed to death. A memory of the late Fortners haunts Michael. Michael tells his bodyguard, Roberto, how he and Messener were blackmailed into killing the Fortners by some mysterious person and how afterwards they received a large amount of money for the murders.

Michael finds the detective has been killed. Nina enters the house and tells Michael it was Roberto who killed the detective. Nina grabs the detective's bag and forces Michael to drive her away from the house. Michael assumes that Nina has come looking for revenge.

The car pulls and Nina is about to kill Michael next to the sea, but Michael tells Nina about how he met Barbara. Nina spares Michael life and both check the detective's report that states that a person named Roberto was the one who killed Detective Messener. Michael receives a call from Roberto, asking for the detective's bag, threatening to damage Barbara and Fritz.

Nina and Michael return to the house and Michael hands the bag to Roberto, but he learns that Nina was taken away by Roberto's men. Michael goes looking for Nina in an abandoned house. When Nina is about to get killed, Michael saves her by shooting all of Roberto's men. Nevertheless, Michael gets shot.

Nina drives a wounded Michael back to his house.



  • Detective
  • A few of Roberto's men


  • Michael Müller: "Roberto, who are... who are you?"


  • First appearance of one of the main antagonists of the series: Roberto.
  • In the anime, Michael's fate is unknown. Nevertheless, according to Another Monster's chapter 6, he dies.
Episodes of Monster
1. Herr Dr. Tenma • 2. Downfall • 3. A Murder • 4. Night of the Execution • 5. The Girl from Heidelberg
6. Disappearance Report • 7. Mansion of Tragedy • 8. The Fugitive • 9. The Girl and the Seasoned Soldier
10. An Erased Past • 11. Kinderheim 511 • 12. Modest Experiment • 13. Petra and Schumann • 14. Left Behind
15. Be My Baby • 16. Wolf's Confession • 17. Reunion • 18. Five Sugars • 19. Monster's Abyss • 20. Journey to Freiham
21. Happy Holidays • 22. Lunge's Trap • 23. Eva's Confession • 24. Of Men and Dining 25. Thursday's Boy
26. The Secret Woods • 27. Proof • 28. Just One Case • 29. Execution • 30. Decision • 31. In Broad Daylight
32. Sanctuary • 33. A Child's View • 34. At the Edge of Darkness • 35. My Nameless Hero • 36. The Monster of Chaos
37. A Nameless Monster • 38. The Demon in My Eyes • 39. The Hell in His Eyes • 40. Grimmer • 41. The Ghost of 511
42. The Adventures of the Magnificent Steiner • 43. Detective Suk • 44. Double Darkness • 45. The Monster's Afterimage
46. Contact • 47. The Door to Nightmares • 48. The Scariest Thing • 49. The Cruelest Thing • 50. The Rose Mansion
51. The Monster's Love Letter • 52. The Lawyer • 53. Determination • 54. The Escape • 55. Room 402
56. The Never-Ending Journey • 57. That Night • 58. I Hate This Job • 59. The Man Who Saw the Devil
60. The Man Who Knew Too Much • 61. The Door to Memories • 62. A Pleasant Dinner Table • 63. Unrelated Murders
64. The Baby's Depression • 65. Johan's Footprints • 66. Welcome Home • 67. I'm Back • 68. Ruhenheim
69. The Peaceful House • 70. The Town Massacre • 71. The Wrath of the Magnificent Steiner • 72. A Nameless Man
73. The Landscape of the End • 74. The Real Monster