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The Baby. Just...the Baby

That the voice actor changed when Johan was crossdressing. It's an understandable choice, but it would have been more authentic to keep him as is.

The 2nd ending. "Make It Home"

Johan being a wizard. Seriously, he does all these impossible things off-screen with just the hand-wave "Johan did it" that it begins to seem like a parody.

That the ending wasn't much

Runge not taking his turn at the karaoke, on the flimsy excuse that "I am Tenma. I do not fit in with Japanese society". C'mon, it would have made a great moment for the anime. Especially in character.

Johan's Infrequent appearences. Actully, they don't bug me so much, but I would've liked to see more of him.

Interesting when your biggest complaint about a series is more of a suggestion than a complaint...

The humorous parts (such as they are) are much less well integrated than for Twentieth Century Boys. Compare and contrast:

Plus also, and YMMV, going through Twentieth Century Boys back-to-back during insomnia works ok; going through Monster in same state makes your brain make up bits in self-defense, like why isn't there a bit in Prague for Johan to break into "I enjoy being a girl", or at least Suk to sing "On the street where you live"?

So much of the cast was missing for the climax. Especially Dieter (understandable since he's a kid), Eva, and Dr. Reichwein.

Eva. She deserved a bullet.

Volume 4 of the manga. It's a preachy anti-racism sermon. I agree with the message, but it just felt...shoehorned into the plot.

That Tenma and Nina hadn't ended up together.... or at least had a good fuck.