Parasyte is a Japanese science fiction horror manga series written and illustrated by Hitoshi Iwaaki and published in Kodansha’s Morning Open Zōkan and Monthly Afternoon magazine from 1988 to 1995.
The manga was published in North America first by Tokyopop, then Del Rey, and finally Kodansha USA.
- Type- TV
- Titles- Parasyte
- Episodes- 24
- Genres- Body horror, Thriller, Science fiction
- Rating- R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
- Duration- 23 min. per ep.
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.
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.
Action , emotion, romance , etc it touches on everything and tugs on your heartstrings while also being to the point and no nonsense. One of the best anime out there, a must watch. If u don’t like anime, this will change ur mind. I would recommend to watch.