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 voice actors for Shinichi Izumi and the gang member Mitsuo are brothers in real life (Adam Gibbs and Scott Gibbs) See more
[Shinichi's washing his hands
Shinichi, that's cold.
[angry and impacient
If you do not wash properly, dermitiphites will propogate. Causing such malities as...
[cutting him off
I said *shut up!*
guy in bathroom
Dude, it's kind of hard for me to pee next to a guy talking to his pecker.
Remade as Kiseijuu: Kanketsuhen