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The Real Monster is the seventy-fourth and final episode of the Anime.


Some time after the events at Ruhenheim, Karl informs Schuwald that Tenma has been cleared of all charges and is now working for Doctors without Borders. Eva informs Dr. Reichwein that she is now working as an interior designer and has overcome her anger at Tenma and her grief over Martin and gives him a scrapbook of clippings on Dr. Tenma. The scrapbook shows the arrest, claim of Johan's guilt, the court case victory and Tenma's most recent actions; with each clipping getting smaller.

Jan Suk, Vardemann, and Lunge pay their respects at Grimmer's grave where Lunge tells them that he is now a professor at the police academy; plus trying to be a part of his grandchild's life, in an effort to save what little family connection he has. Reflecting on humans communicating with each other, Lunge solemnly leaves a cold beer at the gravesite, noting that Grimmer likely had a lot he would have wanted to talk about over a drink.

Otto Heckel gives information to Dieter for Tenma on the whereabouts of the twins' mother. Dr. Tenma visits her in Southern France and she tells him that she loved the father of her twins and wished revenge on those who killed him through her children. She also recalls how the children did not want to be abandoned by their mother and tells Tenma their real names.

In Heidelberg Nina graduates from University. Dr. Tenma later visits an apparently comatose Johan and seemingly has a hallucination of Johan wondering if his mother chose Nina to be taken for the experiment to protect him, or had she mistaken him for his sister. As Tenma leaves the police hospital, Johan's bed is shown empty with the window open.



  • Dr. Reichwein: "People are built conveniently, huh?
  • Kenzo Tenma: "You're... the twins' mother, aren't you?
  • Věra Černá: "Who is the real monster?


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