Parasyte ~Maxim~

This is such a good anime series and I was truly excited about the movies. I still haven’t seen them yet, but I will soon and when I do I will write a review.

  • Movie: Parasyte Part 1
  • Romaji: Kiseiju
  • Japanese: 寄生獣
  • Director: Takashi Yamazaki
  • Writer: Hitoshi Iwaaki (manga), Ryota Kosawa
  • Producer:
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  • World Premiere: October 30, 2014 (Tokyo IFF)
  • Release Date: November 29, 2014
  • Runtime: 109 min.
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan


Mysterious worm-like aliens fall from the sky. They penetrate through the ears or nose into human beings and live off their brain while dominating the body. Now with human appearance, the parasites live among humans.

Shinichi Izumi (Shota Sometani) is an ordinary high school student. His best friend is Satomi Murano (Ai Hashimoto). One day, Shinichi Izumi is attacked by a parasite, but he is able to fight off the parasite before it takes over his brain. The parasite though lives within his right hand. Shinichi Izumi and the parasite now live together. Shinichi believes the parasites are responsible for countless murders all around the world and he feels responsible, because he knows the truth.

Meanwhile, Ryoko Tamiya (Eri Fukatsu) is a teacher that starts her new post at the same high school where Shinichi attends. She has been taken over by a parasite and comes to observe Shinichi.


  • Shota Sometani as Shinichi Izumi
  • Sadao Abe as Migi
  • Eri Fukatsu as Ryoko Tamiya
  • Ai Hashimoto as Satomi Murano
  • Masahiro Higashide as Hideo Shimada
  • Nao Omori as Kuramori
  • Kazuki Kitamura as Tsuyoshi Hirokawa
  • Pierre Taki as Miki
  • Hirofumi Arai as Uragami
  • Jun Kunimura as Lieutenant Hirama
  • Kimiko Yo as Nobuko Izumi
  • Tadanobu Asano as Goto