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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Adam Gibbs ...
 Shinichi Izumi (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Aya Hirano ...
 Migi (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Migi (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
Nobunaga Shimazaki ...
 Shinichi Izumi (24 episodes, 2014-2015)
...
 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)
...
 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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Every sound made by Migi is actually a noise from a female Japanese beat-boxer named Rinka Ange. See more »

Quotes

Migi: [Shinichi's washing his hands] Shinichi, that's cold.
Shinichi Izumi: [angry and impacient] Be... Quiet!
Migi: If you do not wash properly, dermitiphites will propogate. Causing such malities as...
Shinichi Izumi: [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.
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Version of Kiseijuu: Kanketsuhen (2015) See more »

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IT'S THE RIGHT TIME
(Ending theme)
Performed by Daichi Miura
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Brutal but excellent
11 March 2015 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

This show as brutal view on the real parasite who lives on our planet.

Although a alien parasite feeds on people, we get to see that the diferences are very small from the humans who kill and disrespect other creatures on Earth. The main character is well constructed and fits perfectly on the story. The battle scenes are intense and leave no trail to imagination because all things like body deformation or severe damaged are showed. The main story has the needed fast and slow pass so the viewer can enjoy some fights and then have some emotional moments.

Definitely one of the best animes I've ever seen. Ps: The "side-main character" also a genius character :D


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