Monster VIZ MediaVIZ Media announced today that the first 6 episodes of the critically acclaimed anime MONSTER are now on the PlayStation Network. Monster joins Naruto, Bleach and Death Note on the PSN’s VIZ Media Channel. Each episode will cost $1.99 to download. This isn’t the only way to get a hold of the series, though. The first DVD box set will be available for purchase in December, and the series is shown on Syfy’s Ani-Monday programming block.

For those unfamiliar with the title, VIZ offers this tidbit:

“What would you do if a child you saved grew up to be a monster? An ice-cold killer is on the loose, and Dr. Kenzo Tenma is the only one who can stop him! Tenma, a brilliant neurosurgeon with a promising future, risks his career to save the life of a critically wounded young boy named Johan. When the boy, now a coldhearted and charismatic young man, reappears nine years later in the midst of a string of unusual serial murders, Tenma must go on the run from the police, who suspect him to be the killer, to find Johan and stop the monster he set loose upon the world. Conspiracies, serial murders, and secret government experiments set against the grim backdrop of the formerly communist Eastern Europe are masterfully woven together in this compelling work of suspense. MONSTER is based on the critically acclaimed manga series published in North America by VIZ Media.”

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