Guillermo Del Toro is working with HBO to adapt the manga and anime series Monster.
This is amazing news. Monster is probably one of the best, most mature anime series to come out in the past ten years. A very well done psychological thriller/horror. I've mostly given up on anime, due to predictable, juvenile plot elements, but Monster is a mature series that does not rely on wanton action or sex appeal/fan service to pad out the plot.
I definitely recommend the series to anyone who likes a good psychological thriller. It's best watched in its native Japanese dub, with subtitles.