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Sanctuary is the thirty-second episode of the anime.


Lotte Frank meets Nina at the university's library who is doing some research on the late Margot Langer. Nina tells Lotte that she is also investigating recent unresolved murder cases in Bavaria.

Lotte and Nina go to a club. Afterwards, Lotte tells Nina that she invited Karl to the club but he refused. She also tells her that she helped Karl finding his father because she likes him, but ever since living with Schuman, Karl has been acting arrogantly. The next morning, Lotte realizes that Nina looks exactly like Johan.

Tenma practices shooting with the sniper rifle and watches Johan, Schuwald and Karl while they take a walk in the woods. An old man finds Tenma and mentions that he has visited the forest several days in a row, the old man also asks Tenma if he is there for bird watching.

Tenma follows Johan for several days, but is unable to shoot him. After another walk with Schuwald and Karl, Tenma decides that the best place to shoot Johan is in the woods. That same day, Tenma finds the old man from the other day wounded. Tenma treats him.

The old man tells him a story of how, when he was young, he used to come to those woods and birds would always perch on his shoulder. When the Nazi era came, he was a soldier and one day he was asked to chase a criminal in that forest because he was familiar with the area. The old man chased the criminal, but found out that it was only a foreigner; nevertheless, he shot him. From that day, he has been coming to the forest to apologize, but birds have not perched on his shoulder again

A bird perches on Tenma's shoulder and the old man says that blood will never be shed in that forest again.


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