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Parasyte: The Maxim 

Kiseijû: Sei no kakuritsu (original title)
The 17-year-old Izumi Shinichi lives with his mother and father in a quiet neighborhood in Tokyo. One night, worm-like aliens called Parasytes invade Earth, taking over the brains of human ... See full summary »
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Masaki Aizawa ...
 Kazuyuki Izumi / ... (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Takaya Aoyagi ...
 Kusano (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Greg Ayres ...
 Jaw (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Cameron Bautsch ...
 Taku Furuya (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Joanne Bonasso ...
 Akiho Suzuki (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Luci Christian ...
 Satomi Murano (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Goto (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Junya Enoki ...
 Taku Furuya (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Maggie Flecknoe ...
 Kana Kimishima (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Issei Futamata ...
 Shiro Kuramori (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Adam Gibbs ...
 Shinichi Izumi (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Scott Gibbs ...
 Mitsuo (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
...
 Takeshi Hirokawa (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Hilary Haag ...
 Akiho Suzuki (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Shinya Hamazoe ...
 Kazuki Nagai (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Kana Hanazawa ...
 Satomi Murano (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Houston Hayes ...
 Kazuki Nagai (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Aya Hirano ...
 Migi (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Kazuhiko Inoue ...
 Goto (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Akira Ishida ...
 Hideo Shimada (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Jack Ivy ...
 Kamijo (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Brittney Karbowski ...
 Migi (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Kenn ...
 Mitsuo (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Mark Laskowski ...
 Mamoru Uda (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Paul Locklear ...
 Sasaki (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Andrew Love ...
 Uragami (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Rena Maeda ...
 Akiho Suzuki (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Kalob Martinez ...
 Kusano (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Margaret McDonald ...
 Makiko (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Yû Mizushima ...
 Mamoru Uda (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Rob Mungle ...
 Kazayuki Izumi (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Ayumu Murase ...
 Jaw (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Daisuke Namikawa ...
 Miki (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Tôru Nara ...
 Sasaki (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Chris Patton ...
 Haruki Tachikawa (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Chieko Sasai ...
 Nobuko Izumi (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Miyuki Sawashiro ...
 Kana Kimishima (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Yû Serizawa ...
 Makiko (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Blake Shepard ...
 Hideo Shimada (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Nobunaga Shimazaki ...
 Shinichi Izumi (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Allison L. Sumrall ...
 Nobuko Izumi (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Takuma Suzuki ...
 Mamoru Uda (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Atsuko Tanaka ...
 Ryoko Tamiya (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
David Wald ...
 Mr. A (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Mike Yager ...
 Mr. B (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Makoto Yasumura ...
 Kazuyuki Izumi (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Kiyono Yasuno ...
 Yuko Tachikawa (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Hiroyuki Yokoo ...
 Haruki Tachikawa (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Hiroyuki Yoshino ...
 Uragami (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Terri Doty ...
 Yuko Tachikawa (17 episodes, 2014-2015)
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The 17-year-old Izumi Shinichi lives with his mother and father in a quiet neighborhood in Tokyo. One night, worm-like aliens called Parasytes invade Earth, taking over the brains of human hosts by entering through their ears or noses. One Parasyte attempts to crawl into Shinichi's ear while he sleeps, but fails since he is wearing headphones, and enters his body by burrowing into his arm instead, taking over his right hand and is named Migi. Because Shinichi was able to prevent Migi from traveling further up into his brain, both beings retain their separate intellect and personality. As the duo encounter other Parasytes, they capitalize on their strange situation and gradually form a strong bond, working together to survive. This gives them an edge in battling other Parasytes, who frequently attack the pair upon realization that Shinichi's human brain is still intact. Shinichi feels compelled to fight other Parasytes, who devour humans as food, while enlisting Migi's help.

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Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki were initially interested in adapting the Parsyte manga. However at the time they wanted to adapt the story, the rights were still held by New Line Cinema. New Line was attempting to adapt with Don Murphy producing, Takashi Shimizu directing and Matt Manfredi and Phil Hey scripting. See more »

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Version of Parasyte: Part 2 (2015) See more »

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Brutal but excellent
11 March 2015 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

This show as brutal view on the real parasite who lives on our planet.

Although a alien parasite feeds on people, we get to see that the diferences are very small from the humans who kill and disrespect other creatures on Earth. The main character is well constructed and fits perfectly on the story. The battle scenes are intense and leave no trail to imagination because all things like body deformation or severe damaged are showed. The main story has the needed fast and slow pass so the viewer can enjoy some fights and then have some emotional moments.

Definitely one of the best animes I've ever seen. Ps: The "side-main character" also a genius character :D


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