7.0/10
3,198
13 user 38 critic

Kiseijuu (2014)

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.

Director:

Writers:

(manga), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Humanity is under attack by human-mimicking flesh-eating alien parasites. One parasite bonds with his young high school student host, and he convinces the parasite to help him stop the others.

Director: Takashi Yamazaki
Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Jun Kunimura, Shôta Sometani
Parasyte: The Maxim (TV Series 2014)
Animation | Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

17-year-old Shinichi Izumi is partially infected by a Parasyte; monsters that butcher and consume humans. He must learn to co-exist with the creature if he is to survive both the life of a Parasyte and human, as part monster, part person.

Stars: Adam Gibbs, Aya Hirano, Brittney Karbowski
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A group of high school students are forced to play a game of death without knowing who, why or how.

Director: Takashi Miike
Stars: Sôta Fukushi, Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Shôta Sometani
Certificate: M Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The Earth's moon is suddenly 70% smaller and permanently crescent shaped by a devastating and unknown force. For the students of E Class, Kunugigaoka Junior High School, the being ... See full summary »

Director: Eiichirô Hasumi
Stars: Okuma Anmi, Wakana Aoi, Shôta Arai
Anazâ (2012)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

After a chain of deaths at a junior high school, new transfer student Koichi Sakakibara (Kento Yamazaki) turns to a mysterious girl (Ai Hashimoto) who holds the key to the dark mystery. In ... See full summary »

Director: Takeshi Furusawa
Stars: Natsumi Takamori, Mika Akizuki, Ayana
Bakuman. (2015)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Moritaka Mashiro, a junior high student, forgets his notebook in class. His classmate Akito Takagi, notes Mashiro's drawings in it and asks him to become a manga artist to his stories. ... See full summary »

Director: Hitoshi Ône
Stars: Takeru Satoh, Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Nana Komatsu
Certificate: M Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The story of the assassination classroom and their teacher target continues with the students' own conflicts, Korosensei's identity, and the fate of the world as the deadline for assassination approaches.

Director: Eiichirô Hasumi
Stars: Masaki Suda, Ryôsuke Yamada, Kippei Shîna
Gantz (2010)
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

After trying to rescue a man on the subway tracks, two teens wake up in a room dominated by a mysterious black sphere that sends them to hunt down and kill aliens hiding on Earth.

Director: Shinsuke Sato
Stars: Kazunari Ninomiya, Kanata Hongô, Ken'ichi Matsuyama
I Am a Hero (2015)
Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

One day, after returning from work late in the evening, Hideo witnesses a traffic accident in which a car crashes into a nearby pedestrian, killing the victim instantly. However, despite ... See full summary »

Director: Shinsuke Sato
Stars: Masami Nagasawa, Yô Ôizumi, Kasumi Arimura
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
... Shin'ichi Izumi
... Ryôko Tamiya
Ai Hashimoto ... Satomi Murano
... Takeshi Hirokawa
... Hideo Shimada
... Goto
Miko Yoki ... Nobuko Izumi
... Detective Hirama
... Uragami
... Miki
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sadao Abe ... Mickey (voice)
Satoshi Araki
Mansaku Ikeuchi ... A
Hideto Iwai
... Kuramori
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 November 2014 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Parasyte  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Connections

Version of Parasyte: The Maxim (2014) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
After seeing this, I'm glad American production backed out...
31 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

I've been a fan of the original manga for this story (at least the 2 American editions I know of) for a long time. It caught my attention at once, and was imaginative, surprising, and interesting. Once I'd read that the rights had been bought by an American company I wondered how they'd be able to condense this long story into a single movie. The rights expired, and Parasyte was made into 2 movies in Japan, and also an anime series. After seeing this film, I was disappointed. A problem is that all the elements that made the original so interesting could not possibly fit into a single film (or even 2 of them). A lot of changes had to be made, and characters and plot events had to be merged or deleted. I was able to watch what remained partly because I'd liked the original so much, and also because some of the visuals and segments in the film *were* worth watching. I thought the effects showing Migi and the various Parasyte battles were handled well-and that could have easily come out badly. I watched this off a region 3 DVD, with English subtitles and Japanese soundtrack, on a widescreen TV-so presentation of the film wasn't the issue. In my opinion, the only way to effectively present Parasyte as film would be as a serial. This has been done in anime form, and the product is much more enjoyable. I do intend to watch the second part of the live-action film as soon as it's available on DVD, mostly because I've seen Part 1, and I want to see how it ends. But most of the elements that made the manga so unique just aren't in the film. Maybe my opinion will change some after seeing part 2.


3 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 13 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Sci-Fi Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular sci-fi movies and TV shows available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed