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Parasyte: The Maxim 

Kiseijû: Sei no kakuritsu (original title)
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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.
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Series cast summary:
Adam Gibbs Adam Gibbs ...  Shinichi Izumi 24 episodes, 2014-2015
Aya Hirano Aya Hirano ...  Migi 24 episodes, 2014-2015
Brittney Karbowski ...  Migi 24 episodes, 2014-2015
Nobunaga Shimazaki ...  Shinichi Izumi 24 episodes, 2014-2015
Luci Christian ...  Satomi Murano 22 episodes, 2014-2015
Kana Hanazawa Kana Hanazawa ...  Satomi Murano 22 episodes, 2014-2015
Terri Doty Terri Doty ...  Yuko Tachikawa 17 episodes, 2014-2015
Kiyono Yasuno Kiyono Yasuno ...  Yuko Tachikawa 17 episodes, 2014-2015
Hilary Haag ...  Akiho Suzuki 15 episodes, 2014-2015
Rena Maeda Rena Maeda ...  Akiho Suzuki 15 episodes, 2014-2015
Masaki Aizawa Masaki Aizawa ...  Kazuyuki Izumi 13 episodes, 2014-2015
Joanne Bonasso Joanne Bonasso ...  Reiko Tamura / ... 13 episodes, 2014-2015
Rob Mungle ...  Kazuyuki Izumi 13 episodes, 2014-2015
Atsuko Tanaka ...  Reiko Tamura / ... 13 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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Japan

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Release Date:

9 October 2014 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Parasyte: The Maxim See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan

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1.78 : 1
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This series follows a manga which was made in the 80s. See more »

Quotes

Shinichi Izumi: I will eat you *alive!*
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Version of Parasyte: Part 2 (2015) See more »

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IT'S THE RIGHT TIME
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Performed by Daichi Miura
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Kiseijû: Sei no kakuritsu: Enjoyable but flawed
25 June 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

I want to like anime so much but seem to struggle to find things to my taste. I believe anime comes under three categories, the cutesy stuff (Dragonball/Naruto) the artistic epics (Ghibli) and the darker content (Death Note/Attack On Titan). The cutesy stuff doesn't appeal at all and sadly that seems to make up 90% of the anime industry.

When it comes to series so far I haven't watched many and it looks like this.

Death Note: 9 Attack On Titan: 8 Assassination Classroom: 8 Detroit Metal City: 7 Angel Cop: 6 Highschool Of The Dead: 6

So I think I've been doing fairly well.

I watched the two live action Parasyte movies first and really quite enjoyed them but was I ready for a 24 episode animated series?

At first I was unimpressed, the music was fantastic that immediatly got my attention but the story was failing to grip me.

The further in we went and the more it began to establish itself the better it got and by the end I was saddened that no second season had been made.

Don't get me wrong Parasyte is flawed in many areas but manages to grip and entertain where it matters if you can get over the goofiness of a man and his talking hand.

Suitably dark but very censored with cut away deaths Parasyte ticks the "Darker content" box for me and therefore it stood a chance from the outset and managed to appease me. Sadly the 20 minute episodes (Also made up of credits) made them feel far too fleeting.

To summarize Parasyte is a lot of fun despite its flaws.

The Good:

Decent plot

Some great sequences

Very enjoyable soundtrack

The Bad:

Needlessly goofy in places

Episodes have very minimal content

Some filler episodes

Things I Learnt From This Series:

When a show can make you re-evaluate mankinds place in the world its done a pretty good job


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