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Release Date:
29 November 2014 (Japan) See more »
The humanity is suffering from murders all over the globe, called "Mincemeat murders". High school student, Izumi Shinichi has a parasite living off him, having replaced his right hand, and he might be the discoverer of truth. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Shôta Sometani ... Shin'ichi Izumi

Eri Fukatsu ... Ryôko Tamiya
Ai Hashimoto ... Satomi Murano

Kazuki Kitamura ... Takeshi Hirokawa
Masahiro Higashide ... Hideo Shimada

Tadanobu Asano ... Goto
Miko Yoki ... Nobuko Izumi

Jun Kunimura ... Detective Hirama
Hirofumi Arai ... Uragami

Pierre Taki ... Miki
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sadao Abe ... Mickey (voice)
Satoshi Araki
Nao Ohmori ... Kuramori
Kimiko Yo ... Nobuko Izumi (Shinichi's mother)

Directed by
Takashi Yamazaki 
Writing credits
Hitoshi Iwaaki (manga)

Ryôta Kosawa (screenplay)

Takashi Yamazaki  screenplay

Produced by
Shuji Abe .... executive producer (as Shûji Abe)
Minami Ichikawa .... chief executive producer
Genki Kawamura .... producer
Keiichiro Moriya .... producer (as Keiichirô Moriya)
Yoshio Nakayama .... chief executive producer
Seiji Okuda .... executive producer
Takahiro Satô .... producer
Takeshi Satô .... coordinating producer
Hideharu Yamashita .... line producer
Akihiro Yamauchi .... executive producer
Original Music by
Naoki Satô 
Cinematography by
Shôichi Atô 
Film Editing by
Junosuke Hogaki  (as Junnosuke Hogaki)
Production Design by
Yûji Hayashida 
Eri Sakushima 
Set Decoration by
Yutaka Motegi  (as Yutaka Mogi)
Production Management
Gô Abe .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kôhei Adachi .... assistant director
Art Department
Kouji Tajima .... character designer
Isao Tsuge .... visual director: characters
Sound Department
Hiro Ishizaka .... sound editor
Mitsugu Shiratori .... sound
Visual Effects by
Kiyoko Shibuya .... visual effects director
Takashi Yamazaki .... visual effects supervisor
Yasushi Asaya .... stunt rigger
Camera and Electrical Department
Susumu Takakura .... gaffer

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Also Known As:
"Kiseijuu" - Japan (original title)
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109 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

In Spain was a technical release in cinemas only in Madrid (Artistic Metropol). The film was projected for 1 day in subtitled version.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of "Parasyte: The Maxim" (2014)See more »


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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Decent movie adaptation!, 4 August 2015
Author: viligeidiot from Canada

I haven't read the manga this is based on, but I HAVE seen the anime of it which was one of my favourites in the past few years and while the plot in this movie adaptation is very sped up, it is extremely well done! The story is cohesive enough even though plot points had to be edited and the special effects are superb considering what they COULD have been... beat the socks off San Andreas which was nothing BUT one long CGI sequence. Hollywood, take note... sometimes less IS more.

I can understand people who are new or haven't been exposed to the story possibly having a tough time 'getting it', but there really is enough to hang a story on... even with a giant chunk missing here and there. As for the detractors going on about how the original has been butchered, give it a rest would ya?? The anime clocked in at somewhere near 9 hours in it's entirety and yes, it was condensed from the manga, but what the heck do you need to be satisfied with a movie adaptation? Five to six full length movies? a few 3 hour movies?? get real here... there's an old saying that goes 'A movies length should be no longer than the average viewer's bladder capacity'. Get off your fandom, 'purist' snotty attitudes and accept it for what it is... a wholly ORIGINAL and satisfying experience that Hollywood could do FAR worse to emulate!

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