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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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Japanese | English

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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Trivia

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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Connections

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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A mirror on the face of human society
11 May 2015 | by abhilash-nanda1988See all my reviews

Today when I sit to write about this series, I honestly fail to write anything bad about this series. In the past couple of years we have seen shows of immense potential and sheer popularity, a la SnK (a big fan here). However, I would this show is even better made than SnK.

All the elements like action, drama, good soundtrack, romance are present and by Gods grace not just for the sake of it. It's a cocktail of these things added in the accurate proportion that give it the real natural feel.

But according to me the real meat of the show is the character development of Shinichi and Migi. How they slowly and organically come to understand each other better as the show progresses. The philosophical talks they have and the justifications of their actions.

If not absolute it surely is a master of character development.

P.S.: Music is one of the best I have heard, after SnK.

Can't honestly give is less then 10.

10/10. Go watch it. It will show you we are.


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