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Parasyte: The Maxim 

Kiseijû: Sei no kakuritsu (original title)
17-year-old Shinichi Izumi is partially infected by a Parasyte, monsters that butcher and consume humans. He must learn to co-exist with the creature if he is to survive both the life of a Parasyte and human, as part monster, part person.
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Series cast summary:
Adam Gibbs ...
 Shinichi Izumi (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Aya Hirano ...
 Migi (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Brittney Karbowski ...
 Migi (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Nobunaga Shimazaki ...
 Shinichi Izumi (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Luci Christian ...
 Satomi Murano (22 episodes, 2014-2015)
Kana Hanazawa ...
 Satomi Murano (22 episodes, 2014-2015)
Terri Doty ...
 Yuko Tachikawa (17 episodes, 2014-2015)
Kiyono Yasuno ...
 Yuko Tachikawa (17 episodes, 2014-2015)
Hilary Haag ...
 Akiho Suzuki (15 episodes, 2014-2015)
Rena Maeda ...
 Akiho Suzuki (15 episodes, 2014-2015)
Masaki Aizawa ...
 Kazuyuki Izumi (13 episodes, 2014-2015)
Joanne Bonasso ...
 Reiko Tamura / ... (13 episodes, 2014-2015)
Rob Mungle ...
 Kazuyuki Izumi (13 episodes, 2014-2015)
Atsuko Tanaka ...
 Reiko Tamura / ... (13 episodes, 2014-2015)
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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.

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The opening theme song is "Let Me Hear" performed by Fear, and loathing in Las Vegas. The ending theme is "It's the Right Time" performed by Daichi Miura. See more »

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Highly recommended
25 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

I will try to be,relatively,short. This is great anime show that will keep you glued to the screen for hours. Only thing about this anime that i can't understand is why it's labeled as horror? This is sf anime with the elements of action and drama(there are even scenes with good sense of humor about them).You will probably sense uneasiness while watching some scenes but i doubt that you will be truly frightened at any moment. Anyhow i highly recommend this one to all of you who like intelligent, interesting,drama-action anime with a bit of violence and gore every now and then.Plot is excellent and character development is very good even if it's slightly predictable in general.I will rate it 9 out of ten for now but i believe that my rating will go to full 10 if they can keep it at this level until the end of the show.


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