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Parasyte -the maxim- 2014

  • 2015-03-25T09:29:00-07:00
  • NTV
  • 2014-10-07T09:29:00-07:00
  • 25 mins
  • 10 hours, 0 mins
  • Japan
  • Japanese
  • Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction
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. Shinji 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?

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Pretty good thus far. Would advise you to rethink if you're squeamish around movies like The Thing or The Faculty. Apart from that, character design feels interesting and new. Story is told well and with depth.

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Was pleasantly surprised by how much I came to enjoy it. I started watching it out of sheer boredom, initially. It's a solid anime with a compelling plot, and I liked the action scenes. The main character's development is interesting too. I feel it lacked a certain oomph, but that could just be due to my dislike of romance (there was more of that towards the ending).

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I finally finished the last 12 episodes in the past couple days after putting this on-hold for a few months. It was a solid show overall, 7/10, but the last quarter/third of the show was definitely not up to par with the beginning. I didn't really like how the show got so preachy at the end about "environmentalism" and precious Mother Earth. I felt like I was getting preached to by Miyazaki for the last few episodes and you could definitely tell that the manga material was a bit dated from that. Anyway, I had fun and enjoyed it but it failed to live up to the hype and the excellent start imo.

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