Parasyte -the maxim-

Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu

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All of a sudden, they arrived: parasitic aliens that descended upon Earth and quickly infiltrated humanity by burrowing into the brains of vulnerable targets. These insatiable beings acquire full control of their host and are able to morph into a variety of forms in order to feed on unsuspecting prey. Sixteen-year-old high school student Shinichi Izumi falls victim to one of these parasites, but it fails to take over his brain, ending up in his right hand instead. Unable to relocate, the parasite, now named Migi, has no choice but to rely on Shinichi in order to stay alive. Thus, the pair is forced into an uneasy coexistence and must defend themselves from hostile parasites that hope to eradicate this new threat to their species.

User Rating: 4.53 ( 18 votes)


English: Parasyte -the maxim-
Japanese: 寄生獣 セイの格率
Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 9, 2014 to Mar 26, 2015
Premiered: Fall 2014
Broadcast: Thursdays at 01:29 (JST)
Producers: VAP, Kodansha, Nippon Television Network, Forecast Communications
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Horror, Psychological, Drama, Seinen
Duration: 23 min per ep
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080p
Type: BD, Dual Audio



Characters & Voice Actors


Kenichi Shimizu – Director, Storyboard
Shuuhei Yabuta – Director, Storyboard
Chiaki Yamada – Sound Director
Hiroshi Hara – Storyboard
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Let Me Hear” by Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas (eps 1-23)
ED1: “IT’S THE RIGHT TIME” by Daichi Miura (三浦 大知)


Parasyte: proof that manga can get adapted more than two decades later. It’s also pretty good.


What are the characteristics of a true monster and what exactly makes a person, human?


Probably the best character development I’ve ever seen.


What makes a human? What makes a monster? Each of us have a bit of both in us and it’s up to you to decide which one you want to be.


Gets you thinking about many things we do in society and what really is right and wrong, funny, action packed, love it.


What a thrill! Body horror, mutilation, and death with an alien flavor.


A great anime which delves into the emotion of the characters and what differs them from others, great characters. Recommended


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