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Parasyte: The Maxim 

Kiseijû: Sei no kakuritsu (original title)
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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Japanese | English

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9 October 2014 (Japan) See more »

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Parasyte: The Maxim See more »

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Tokyo, Japan

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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Migi: [Shinichi is peeing in a bathroom] Shinichi.
Shinichi Izumi: [whispering loudly] Jesus, seriously? I told you not to talk when there's people around!
Migi: Please hold still. I going to try to make your sex organ erect.
Shinichi Izumi: [still whispering] The hell you are?
Shinichi Izumi: [Migi starts making him masturbate against his will] Aaaa. No, no, no. Stop that! I can't believe you!
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References The Thing (1982) See more »

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IT'S THE RIGHT TIME
(Ending theme)
Performed by Daichi Miura
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amazing and unique
14 January 2015 | by ballambikashSee all my reviews

after a long long time, i have been watching a quality anime.the strong point of this anime is that it has a excellent storyline,amazing body bizarre alien action, superb plot and characters,and story progresses in each episode in a good speed... it has all the ingredient to make a series a hit.only negative point of this anime is the story setup ,whic h is in the high school,which i find very common ,boring,and sometime annoying,,,,,but hey!!!as this series progresses on shinchi doesn't spend much of his time in school,rather he is busy in dealing and exploring the outside world problem.. ..................................... just keep it up!!!! worth a watch!!!


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