[First-Look] Parasyte -the maxim-

Anime : Parasyte -the maxim-

Genres : Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Psychological, Seinen

Synopsis : Based on Iwaaki Hitoshi’s science-fiction horror manga by the same name. 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. [Source :myanimelist.net]

Alright, this anime has a pretty unique style. I mean, having a monster on your hands that can morph into different shapes and stuff? Yeah, not very common.

Parasyte Design

Izumi Shinichi Character Design

Well, he’s an exception though. Parasytes are supposed to control the brains of the human so that they can use the human body feed and live. However, one such Parasyte failed, and ended up only being able to control an arm of the protagonist. After having a conversation with that “monster”, they decided to call his right-arm, Migi.



Migi striked a deal with Shinichi, whereby Migi will help Shinichi eliminate other Parastye infected humans, and in return, Migi will be able to live by feeding on the nutrients from Shinichi’s body.

Normal Parasyte

A-san Parasyte

A-san, a Parasyte that successfully managed to control a human brain. And yeah, he’s able to morph his head into weapons. In conclusion, I feel that Parasyte -the maxim- has a very unique plot and development of the story. As good as it may be, I feel that it is a must-watch, but has problems topping the charts in the list of animes out there.


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