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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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Cast

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 16-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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Country:

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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Color

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1.78 : 1
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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's washing his hands] Shinichi, that's cold.
Shinichi Izumi: [angry and impacient] Be... Quiet!
Migi: If you do not wash properly, dermitiphites will propogate. Causing such malities as...
Shinichi Izumi: [cutting him off] I said *shut up!*
guy in bathroom: Dude, it's kind of hard for me to pee next to a guy talking to his pecker.
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Connections

Remade as Parasyte: Part 1 (2014) See more »

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IT'S THE RIGHT TIME
(Ending theme)
Performed by Daichi Miura
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I've watched many shows in my life. This one stands out from the rest.
24 December 2014 | by eelijahhSee all my reviews

Incredible. This story is so well done I won't be surprised if it quickly surpasses the most popular TV series today. I know for absolute sure it will be on the top 10 highest rated or most viewed shows in the next two years.

The social development of the characters progresses very well. The action is mind blowing. The newly grasped understanding of human nature is compelling. I just can't contain my excitement for this show. I can't wait to see it explode in popularity.

I have to fill out more lines apparently, All I want to do is praise the show without any spoilers.


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