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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Information

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)

Statistics

Score: 8.351 (scored by 10373031,037,303 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: 1,664,705
Favorites: 31,685

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Synopsis

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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Background

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

Joe

Supporting
Murase, Ayumu
Japanese

Gotou

Supporting
Inoue, Kazuhiko
Japanese

Uragami

Supporting
Yoshino, Hiroyuki
Japanese

Uda, Mamoru

Supporting
Suzuki, Takuma
Japanese

Hirokawa, Takeshi

Supporting
Mizushima, Yuu
Japanese

Staff

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


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

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



Mar 27, 2015
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[THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS]

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 ...
Apr 23, 2015
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 ...
Mar 25, 2015
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 ...

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