by Victoria Erica | staff writer
Pacific Rim director Guillermo Del Toro is taking on an unusual project. Teaming up with HBO, Del Toro plans to adapt Naoki Urusawa’s 18-volume manga masterpiece, Monster, into a live action series to be co-written by Doctor Who and Sherlock’s Steven Thompson. Monster also had an anime run (released by Viz in the States) in the early 2000’s that aired on SyFy’s anime block.
Urusawa’s crime drama is one of the smarter, more intriguing series of it’s time. The story follows a young doctor and his search for a sociopath. The story gets much more complex than that, but delving too deep would give away spoilers. This is definitely something worth looking into, but be forewarned, you may want to save time to marathon through the anime because it’s that good to follow.