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Parasyte -the maxim-
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English Parasyte -the maxim-
Japanese 寄生獣 セイの格率
Rōmaji Kiseijuu Sei no Kakuritsu
Animation Work Madhouse
Original Run October 8th, 2014 - March 25th, 2015 (Japan)
October 3rd, 2015 - April 10th, 2016 (United States)
Episodes 24
Genre Action / Horror / Sci-fi / Seinen

Parasyte -the maxim- (寄生獣 セイの格率, Kiseijuu Sei no Kakuritsu) is the anime adaptation of Hitoshi Iwaaki's science-fiction horror manga, Parasyte.

Synopsis

17-year-old Shinichi Izumi lives with his parents in a quiet neighborhood in Tokyo. One night, worm-like aliens called Parasites invade Earth, and they take over humans by entering through their ears or noses to get to their brains. One Parasite tries to crawl into Shinichi's ear while he is sleeping, but the teenager is wearing headphones so the Parasite enters his body through his arm instead! The Parasite named Migi ends up taking over Shinichi's right hand.

Because Shinichi was able to prevent Migi from traveling further up into his brain, both of them are able to retain their separate intellect and personality. They end up fighting other Parasites who attack them after realizing that Shinichi's human brain is still intact. These other Parasites devour humans as food, and Shinichi ends up fighting them with Migi's help. As the two of them encounter more Parasites, they end up forming a strong bond as they work together to survive.

Staff

  • Original Work: Iwaaki Hitoshi
  • Direction: Shimizu Ken`ichi
  • Series Composition: Yonemura Shouji
  • Character Design: Hiramatsu Tadashi
  • Chief Animation Direction: Komaru Toshiyuki
  • Art Direction: Akai Fumihisa
  • Colour Design: Hashimoto Satoshi
  • Photographic Direction: Fushihara Akane
  • CG Direction: Fukushi Naoya
  • Editing: Kimura Kashiko
  • Music: Ken Arai
  • Sound Direction: Yamada Chiaki
  • Animation Work: Madhouse
  • Production: NTV, VAP, Forecast Communications

Voice Cast

Japanese Voice Cast

English Voice Cast

Episodes

# Title Air Date English Air Date
1 The Metamorphosis (変身, Henshin) October 8, 2014 October 3, 2015
2 The Devil in the Flesh (肉体の悪魔, Nikutai no Akuma) October 15, 2014 October 10, 2015
3 Symposium (饗宴, Kyōen) October 22, 2014 October 17, 2015
4 Tangled Hair (みだれ髪, Midaregami) October 29, 2014 October 24, 2015
5 The Stranger (異邦人, Ihōjin) November 5, 2014 November 7, 2015
6 The Sun Also Rises (日はまた昇る, Hi wa Mata Noboru) November 12, 2014 November 14, 2015
7 A Dark Night's Passing (暗夜行路, An'ya Kōro) November 19, 2014 November 21, 2015
8 Freezing Point (氷点, Hyōten) November 26, 2014 December 8, 2015
9 Beyond Good and Evil (善悪の彼岸, Zen'aku no Higan) November 26, 2014 December 12, 2015
10 What Mad Universe (発狂した宇宙, Hakkyō-shita Uchū) December 3, 2014 January 3, 2016
11 The Blue Bird (青い鳥, Aoi Tori) December 10, 2014 January 10, 2016
12 Heart (こころ, Kokoro) December 24, 2014 January 17, 2016
13 Hello Sadness (悲しみよこんにちは, Kanashimi yo Konnichi wa) January 7, 2015 January 24, 2015
14 The Selfish Gene (利己的な遺伝子, Rikoteki na Idenshi) January 14, 2015 January 31, 2016
15 Something Wicked This Way Comes (何かが道をやって来る, Nanika ga Michi o Yattekuru) January 21, 2015 February 7, 2016
16 Happy Family (幸福な家庭, Kōfuku na Katei) January 28, 2015 February 14, 2016
17 The Adventure of the Dying Detective (瀕死の探偵, Hinshi no Tantei) February 4, 2015 February 21, 2016
18 More Than Human (人間以上, Ningen Ijō) February 11, 2015 February 28, 2016
19 In Cold Blood (冷血, Reiketsu) February 18, 2015 March 6, 2016
20 Crime and Punishment (罪と罰, Tsumi to Batsu) February 25, 2015 March 13, 2016
21 Sex and Spirit (性と聖, Sei to Kiyoshi) March 4, 2015 March 20, 2016
22 Quiescence and Awakening (休止と目覚め, Kyūshi to Mezame) March 11, 2015 March 27, 2016
23 Life and Oath (生命と誓い, Seimei to Chikai) March 18, 2015 April 3, 2016
24 Parasyte (寄生獣, Kiseijuu) March 25, 2015 April 10, 2016

Media

Original concept art

Opening, Ending & Original Soundtrack

Other Videos

Trivia

  • All the episode titles are references to literary works. Each individual episode's article has trivia that will state what work the title is from.
  • When the anime was undergoing promotion before release, a manga series of collaborative one-shots named Neo Parasyte based on the Parasyte manga was published in Monthly Afternoon Magazine with authors such as Fairy Tail's Hiro Mashima, Peacemaker's Ryoji Minagawa and Prison School's Akira Hiramoto producing chapters.

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