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The Scariest Thing is the forty-eight episode of the anime.


Johan dressed as Anna visits Suk's mother at the hospital. After talking for some time, Johan asks Mrs. Suková about the cassette tape that Detective Suk left with her and leaves. Soon after that, Tenma and Grimmer, accompanied by Karel Ranke arrive to the hospital. When Tenma and Grimmer learn that a young blonde woman just visited Mrs. Suková, they rush to her room. Mrs. Suková gaves Tenma and Grimmer the tape but asks to be taken to see his son at the hospital. Ranke accepts.

Mrs. Suková sees Jan. Tenma, Grimmer and Ranke listen to the tape. In the cassette, a young Johan says that the his memories are disappearing because of the experiments held in Kinderheim 511 and that the thing he is most afraid of forgetting Anna. The recording is then interrupted by a message recorded ovet the tape: the voice of the adult Johan is heard saying that he will not let them listen anymore of the interview. Tenma, Grimmer and Ranke deduce that is was Johan, dressed as the blond woman, who visited Suk's mother.

Inspector Lunge arrives on vacation to Prague. Lunge meets with Comissioner Nepela. Nepela updates Lunge on the cases of Mikhail Petrov's and Inspector Zeman's murders. Lunge asks Nepela to translate a copy of The Monster Without a Name.

Lunge interrogates Suk's friends and learns that he befriended a young woman named Anna Liebert. Lunge remembers a Anna Liebert who survived the homicide involving a high official of the East German government.

Lunge visits Moravia Publishing Co., the company that published Obluda. There, he learns about Franz Bonaparta, who used several pen names, included Emil Scherbe - the writer of The Monster Without a Name. Lunge finds a sketch book with drawings of a pregnant woman, two newborns and a boy and a girl who happen to be twins.



  • Johan Liebert: "What I am most afraid of is that... I'll forget Anna."
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