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  • 402 is the number of Johan's room at the Eisler Memorial Hospital, as well as the number of Eva's hotel room (which also gives the title to Chapter 113).
  • 16 Necker Street is the address of the Fortners. 16 is 4^2 (or 2^4).
  • 204 is the room number of Edmund Fahren, the "Thursday boy."
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  • 42 is the number of people poisoned at the Red Rose Mansion.
  • 302 is the number of Runge's room at the motel in Ruhenheim.
  • 47 is Hartmann's building number, as well as the number of the locker hiding Johan's cassette tape from Kinderheim 511.
  • 606 is the room number of Kristof, the "devil's disciple."


  • Kenzo Tenma: January 2, 1958
    • This is, incidentally, also Urasawa's birthday (although he was born in 1960)
  • Johan and Anna Liebert: May 1975 - arguably, 10 March 1975
  • Wolfgang Grimmer: 1954
  • Julius Reichwein: 1937


Fairy Tale allusions and motifs:


  • Adored by the Network: Was played frequently on Syfy and sister channel Chiller.
  • Defictionalization: The Nameless Monster was turned into a real children's book with a holographic cover. However, it is out of print.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes:
    • Thanks to an edited version of the first ED song beyond Viz Media's control, there's a good chance that there will never be an R1 Monster DVD Volume 2. It also doesn't help matters that Naoki Urasawa's works have never been successful in the United States.
      • And Youtube for for no-American viewers.
  • Playing Against Type: Richard Epcar normally goes for more hammy characters than the subdued role of Lunge. In fact, you may know him for voicing hammy characters such as both Etemon and Myotismon in Digimon Adventure — now contrast that with Lunge.


  • The word Ungeheuer, found in a wine brand in one of the episodes, means "monster."
  • In the anime, the streetlights are mistakenly rendered as blue instead of green. This is because streetlights are that color in Japan.
    • Even odder Pedestrian streetlights in Munich use East German symbols instead of West German ones.
  • One article in a Bavarian newspaper says something along the lines of: "Kahns Liebesaffären, Promi-Luder" ("Kahn's Affairs, Prominent Hussy," Kahn being a former Bavarian goalkeeper).
  • At one point, a few of Dr. Reichwein's files on patients are shown. The names on these files aside from Richard are all German film personalities, including Werner Herzog, Nastassja Kinski, Wolfgang Becker, Bruno Ganz, and Wim Wenders.


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