Streaming on Crunchyroll Wednesdays 10:29am PDT
Genre: Horror, Psychological, Action
Director: Kenichi Shimizu
Series Composition: Shoji Yonemura
Character Designs: Tadashi Hiramatsu
Chief Animation Director: Toshiyuki Komaru
Art Director: Fuminao Akai
Color Design: Ken Hashimoto
Director of Photography: Akane Fukuhara
CG Director: Naoya Fukushi
Editing: Kashiko Kimura
Sound Director: Tomoaki Yamada
Original Creator: Iwaaki Hitoshi
Based on Iwaaki Hitoshi's science-fiction horror manga by the same name.
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.
Why Should I Watch This?
Are you looking for a well written horror anime with good characters and a good dose of comedy? Then this may be just the thing for you. The manga is very well received for good reason and is definitely a must read for any manga enthusiast. This is looking to be a very competent adaption so far.