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Of Men and Dining is the twenty-fourth episode of the anime.


Tenma, working as a black market doctor, is treating Mr. Heitmeyer, a former criminal syndicate lieutenant, in his house in the forest near Füssen. Tenma, Heitemeyer, Dieter and Otto are having lunch: chicken marengo cooked by Otto.

During lunch, Mr. Heitmeyer tells how he lost everything because he was only thinking about money. Then, he explains that five years back, there was an organization that monopolized and laundered all the crime money, but one day the head of the organization disappeared. Heitmeyer tells that the head of the organization might be a student somewhere, since, rumor has it, he started the group when he was 15 years old.

Tenma suspects that Heitmeyer might be talking about Johan. Heitmeyer hints that the head of the organization might have gone to Munich. Dieter suggests inviting Mr. Heitmeyer's bodyguard, Helmut, for lunch. Heitmeyer refuses, arguing that Helmut is his bodyguard and should protect him at all times. After being persuaded by Tenma, Heitmeyer accepts and asks Dieter to go and find Helmut so he can join the table.

Roberto, who has arrived to the woods alongside Eva, shoots Helmut. Roberto hands Eva a gun asking him to go find Tenma and kill him. Mr. Heitmeyer receives an alert on his pager, meaning that Helmut has been shot and that he is in danger.

Dieter meets with Eva who asks him to go and tell Tenma to get out of there. Roberto shoots Eva and Dieter returns to help her, but Eva insists that he leaves. Dieter stays with her and helps her to a three where they both hide from Roberto. Tenma goes down the hill and finds Eva and Dieter.

Eva and Mr. Heitmeyer have chicken marengo for lunch. Heitmeyer tells Eva that she was saved by Tenma and that he has left to Munich.



  • Helmut
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