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The Blue Bird

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Episode Information
Kanji 青い鳥
Rōmaji Aoi Tori
Air Date December 11th, 2014 (Japan)
January 2nd, 2016 (United States), January 9th, 2016 (United States)
Adapted Chapters Chapter 26
(Pages 2-12, 16-25, 29-36)
Chapter 27
(Pages 2-28, 32-34)
Chapter 28
(Pages 2-19, 22-32)
Opening Song Let Me Hear
Ending Song It's The Right Time (1st Version)
Episode Credits
Episode Direction Matano Hiromichi
Storyboard Shishido Jun
Screenplay Yonemura Shouji
Animation Direction Yamazaki Noriyoshi
Episode Chronology
Episode 10 Episode 12

The Blue Bird (青い鳥 lit. Aoi Tori) is the 11th episode of the Parasyte -the maxim- (寄生獣 セイの格率,, Kiseijū Sei no Kakuritsu) anime series.


Kana meets with Shinichi once more and is determined to get closer to him, despite knowing of his relationship with Murano. Meanwhile, a parasite confronts and slaughters a building of Yakuza members. Shinichi later learns that the parasites are organizing themselves, and running for the Mayoral office, with unknown intentions.


A drunk woman plucks a hair from her male friend's head, and identifies him as a Parasite, but she ends up being killed anyway. Elsewhere, Kana has a dream in which Shinichi appears as a knight in shining armor. Shinichi warns her again to stay away if she feels a telepathic attraction to anyone.

Migi recommends that he stay away from Kana, who, despite speaking with Murano, is determined to become the object of Shinichi's affections. Meanwhile, Gotou, a new Parasite, tests his ability to confront a group of people possessing guns and edged weapons by killing an office of Yakuza gang members. He regroups with fellow Parasite Kusano afterwards.

On a date with Shinichi, Murano suspects he had changed ever since he left town to visit his father in hospital. He witnesses a child acting disrespectfully to his mother, and has a strong emotional reaction. Even after kissing Shinichi, Murano doubts he is who he says he is.

While waiting to meet Kana the next day, Migi detects several Parasites, concentrated at an election rally led by candidate Takeshi Hirokawa. Also at the scene are Kusano and Gotou.

The episode ends with Shinichi realizing Gotou has detected him.



  • The title of this episode is from literary work "The Blue Bird", along with all the episode titles, are from famous literary works.


Parasyte -the maxim-
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