Maybe humans are the closest thing to demons alive.
Welcome to the unique world of Parasyte The Maxim, an anime that will leave you questioning humanities pretentious rights and how you have yet to be infected. The complexity and intricate plot will really shake your conscience, opening your eyes to the harsh reality typically unseen to the normal person. But tbh nobody is here for that, we just want to see some fighting and this anime definitely delivers!
Your main boy Shinichi Izumi was having a lonely night at home
watching porn studying like a good high schooler. It was time to go to bed so that he could get up bright and early for school tomorrow morning. Some gooey worm-like creatures with little drills on their heads suddenly started to appear on earth, specifically in……. you guessed it, always Japan. Just look at these things, I could use some of these in my garden lol
The Parasytes are able to drill into the ears/nose of the human host and take over their brain. The green critter was trying to climb into Shinichi’s ears but he was wearing headphones. The next best place was his nose but the little critter failed because he sneezed lmao. Shinichi wakes up finding this green worm trying to borrow its way into his right arm. Doing everything in his power to stop the little shit, he grabs his headphone cable and ties it around his arm. Everything kinda went blank afterwards for Shinichi.
He wakes the next morning thinking that it was a bad dream and goes to school as usual. He notices very subtle changes in his body, like when he was about to get hit by a car, his right-hand transforms into a metal claw protecting him from imminent death. Yeah just the casual routine for everyone, no biggie. He goes home believing something is definitely wrong with his right hand and tries to stab it. And hello world, something very unusual appears!
Say hello to Migi! The Parasyte that Shinichi was able to prevent from travelling up to his brain has successfully fertilised his right hand lol. Shinichi was shocked as hell knowing that now his hand could talk back to him. And what’s worse the hand was able to materialize sharp metal blades that were able to cut through pretty much anything. I was genuinely surprised on how he didn’t piss his pants at this stage lol
Shinichi decides to call the Parasyte Migi which literally means right in Japanese. That is the most creative name I’ve ever heard. props to you Japan. The duo decides to share a mutualistic relationship as they both required each other to survive. Shinichi needed protection from other Parasytes while Migi needed Shinichi to be alive in order to survive. Migi starts reading books to obtain human knowledge and to become more fluent in Japanese which I found extremely cute.
The dynamic duo is faced with many dangerous Parasytes that are trying to kill them. Luckily for Shinichi, Migi is a super genius and all ways come up with solid solutions to get them both out of trouble. Like this one time, my boy Migi devised a plan to kill this Parasyte who broke into the school. Migi got Shinichi to stab a hole in the enemy and boom. Game over. One thing leads to another the duo bumps into another Parasyte called Yuko Tachikawa and learnt that Parasytes only kill only Parasytes for survival.
Shinichi has a hot best friend Satomi Murano. He “accidentally” groped her the day before and decides to apologize for it. Migi is a pervert confirmed. He takes her out for a pancake date and the two have a great time. Afterwards, on their walk home, Satomi notices something strange about her childhood friend. He somewhat looks hotter after stopping three thugs from bullying a cat. At this point, we can confirm that Satomi was moist lol.
The story can’t be that smooth for Satomi right? They decided to throw in this super hottie Kana Kimishima into the love triangle just for kicks. Migi was able to tell that this waifu was able to detect Parasyte wavelengths making her one of a kind. Too bad she wasn’t there to tell him that his mum was infected as he came home and was stabbed in the chest. How would you feel if your mum has been missing for months, decides to return and tries to kill you? What a great surprise because you find out that she killed your dad as well……..
Don’t worry Shinichi could never die! Migi comes to the rescue and seals the hole in his chest for him. Because of this psychological change, Shinichi becomes an emotional pit of despair, pretty much on par as a Parasyte. Migi becomes increasingly tired and can only be active for about 4 hours per day or something lol. He literally becomes oblivious to other girls hitting on him and is able to kill living beings without a shred of empathy. His heightened sense of skills with Migi scythe allows him to face his mum without a problem. With the help of a new friend, he was able to take down his mum successfully with a surprise attack.
There were so many great fights in this anime and it will be hard to mention them all. The highlight of the series will have to be when Shinichi was able to kill Hideo by throwing a rock from about a kilometre away, piercing Hideos chest and killing him. This was the most insane scene I’ve ever seen! The ultimate fight between Gotou is something that will leave you questioning the fundamental principles of humanity. Are Parasytes really the treat or are humans the toxic beings that are destroying the earth?
Shinichi was able to defeat Goto and the expense of Migi becoming dormant forever. A year later, Shinichi was having dreams about Migi who was bidding him farewell. The romance that blossoms between Shinichi and Satomi is a beautiful one as he saves her countless times from impending death. With the help of an old friend of course 😉 The combination of plot, music and animation definitely puts Parasyte on the top-tier animes. Heck, it was so good that they decided to make a live action movie out of it lol.
Satomi Waifu is secretly packing ❤