Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu

Parasyte: The Maxim

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Parasite, Parasitic Beasts, Parasyte
Japanese: 寄生獣 セイの格率
English: Parasyte: The Maxim
German: Parasyte -the maxim-
Spanish: Parasyte -the maxim-
French: Parasite -la maxime-
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 9, 2014 to Mar 26, 2015
Premiered: Fall 2014
Broadcast: Thursdays at 01:29 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, HorrorHorror, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: GoreGore, PsychologicalPsychological
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.351 (scored by 10131571,013,157 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1962
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #41
Members: 1,625,463
Favorites: 30,956

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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.

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The anime was simulcast by Crunchyroll outside of Asia.
Aside from the manga and anime, the series also has two live-action film adaptations.

The Chinese Ministry of Culture blacklisted Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu as well as 37 other works on June 9, 2015.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Murase, Ayumu


Inoue, Kazuhiko


Yoshino, Hiroyuki

Hirokawa, Takeshi

Mizushima, Yuu

Uda, Mamoru

Suzuki, Takuma


Nakatani, Toshio
Shimizu, Kenichi
Director, Storyboard
Yamada, Chiaki
Sound Director
Yabuta, Shuuhei
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"Let Me Hear" by Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas (eps 1-23)

Ending Theme

"IT'S THE RIGHT TIME" by Daichi Miura (三浦 大知)

Mar 27, 2015
Ra (All reviews)

The truth is... this show is overrated. Overrated does not mean bad, it simply means overrated. "Oh you're just not intelligent enough to grasp all the deep concepts hidden within the philosophical plot!" No. It's just not as deep as you might want to believe it is. The series definitely doesn't stay true to the "meant-to-be" dark-premise of the manga, especially towards the end.

The story starts off with what everyone believed was going to be a philosophical story between the meaning of life and death, and humanity vs reality with the introduction of a species higher up in the food pyramid read more
Apr 23, 2015
Decoys (All reviews)
I'm the type of anime watcher that likes to wait for the anime to be completed before watching it; so I can either marathon it in one day or finish it in a few days - am I the only one who does this? Parasyte or Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu was one of those anime I've completed in a day. With the cliffhangers that leave you at the edge of your seat at the end of the episodes, to the humans that can morph into blades and mold their faces/ bodies for creating massacres; it's the perfect formula for binge watching. I would have been read more
Mar 25, 2015
Stark700 (All reviews)
You’ve probably heard of them in classic sci-fi stories before; the very idea of alien creatures who can snatch bodies to impersonate a human and walk among our society. Build on the foundation of a science fiction and body horror, Kiseijuu (also known as Parasyte) takes a full swing with its premise. It’s simple actually. We have a case of alien invasion by mysterious beings who can infect us through parasitic means. By inserting themselves into a human’s brain, the parasites can take full control and transform you into a monster. Not only does this kill the victim but now it can even add more read more
Mar 27, 2015
CecaniahCorabele (All reviews)
Based off of the award winning manga series written by Iwaaki Hitoshi, coming from the highly praised Madhouse studio, with all excitement and intense story, Kiseijuu constantly finished this season with its fineness.

The story set-up in a realistic world where an unknown organism invaded earth and take over human bodies, accidentally one of that organism is trying to enter into someone's body, a body of a sleeping boy named Shinichi Izumi, but the organism can only take over Shinichi hand only. The incident created a bizarre creature that lives eventually in Shinichi's right hand. Meanwhile, other organisms that successfully take over a human / animal read more

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