Parasyte Discussion
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Posted 8/19/14 , edited 8/19/14
Parasyte(Kiseijuu)


Synopsis

They arrive in silence and darkness. They descend from the skies. They have a hunger for human flesh. They are everywhere. They are parasites, alien creatures who must invade—and take control of—a human host to survive. And once they have infected their victims, they can assume any deadly form they choose: monsters with giant teeth, winged demons, creatures with blades for hands. But most have chosen to conceal their lethal purpose behind ordinary human faces. So no one knows their secret–except an ordinary high school student. Shin is battling for control of his own body against an alien parasite, but can he find a way to warn humanity of the horrors to come?

(Source: Del Rey)

Thoughts

In order to celebrate the long waited anime preview, I wanted to discuss one of my all time favorite manga, Parasyte. Honestly, I loved this manga, and while reading it I couldnt stop grinning, the story is seemingly generic, however it gets very deep when each of the parasites each gain their own individual personalities. Clearly this was meant to be a psychological manga, one that gets you thinking about what is the difference between us (humans) and the parasites. In the manga humans had regarded the parasites as monsters with an insatiable blood lust, and they seemed that way at first too, however as the manga continues, you begin to realize, and the parasites even retort by asking what makes them any worse than humans. All in all I loved this manga, from the story to the artwork, and I would love to hear somebody elses opinion if they have read this manga.
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Posted 8/19/14
I never heard of it until the anime got confirmed. Loving it so far.
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Posted 8/19/14

BigChocolate wrote:

I never heard of it until the anime got confirmed. Loving it so far.


Well Im glad at least one other person likes it
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Posted 8/19/14
I really love Parasyte, I have all the volumes and can't wait for the anime although I don't know if I like the character designs maybe I'll warm up to them in time.
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Posted 8/20/14 , edited 8/20/14

jackshep12 wrote:

I really love Parasyte, I have all the volumes and can't wait for the anime although I don't know if I like the character designs maybe I'll warm up to them in time.



Yeah, the character designs are very different compared to the manga, however that is most likely because the director believed it would be better to give it a more "modern" look. Since the underlying concept is something that is supposed to make you think, I believe that creating more "modern" looking characters should help viewers watch the anime, without focusing too much on how retro they look, and instead will become more submerged in the psychological part of the anime.
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Posted 10/15/14
lol I'm so disturbed I don't know if I can watch it to the end. It's almost like GYO for me... takes deep breath. oh the new episode comes out today??? closes eyes as I click watch!
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Posted 10/15/14
I loved this manga and cant wait to see what happens in the anime.
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Posted 10/15/14
I plan to read it when I can!
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Posted 10/15/14
It's definitely.....weird, but that's almost what makes me want to watch more because it sparks my curiosity.
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Posted 10/16/14
I loved this series to death when it first came out in Mixx ... so excited to see if the anime can do it justice. Is this show too gory for people? I really don't know what's up with kids these days.
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Posted 10/16/14
So awesome, I remember reading this over a person's shoulder in school and read it at home. Hope this is a long anime so excited for it!
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Posted 12/6/14
This anime is the shit. Cant wait for episode 11 to come out
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