Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu – Review

“If you have the right to live, so do we. Granted, I believe rights are a concept unique to the human species.”

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.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu (Parasyte -the maxim-) is one of those action, horror anime that you will surely enjoy. The world is set wherein humans were invaded by alien creatures that have an appereance of a worm. These alien like creatures are called Parasytes, burrow into your skin or crawl up into your nose up to the brain and when they reach your brain, they eat it, making the Parasyte the new host of your body.

Once your brain is eaten and the Parasyte is the new host, the Parasyte can make a certain part of your body into sharp blades and the like (which looks scary lol).

The main protagonist of this anime is Izumi Shinichi in which one Parasyte attempted to crawl into his ear when he was sleeping. Luckily he had his headphones while he is sleeping , so the Parasyte tried to enter up into his nose but also failed. Shinichi woke up and the Parasyte attempted again to enter his body, this time in his right hand but the Parasyte failed to enter the brain and matured in Shinichi’s right hand, taking over it and named Migi.

The main character’s development in this anime was really good. As time passes and more and more episodes pass by. He starts to change little by little as you watch more and more episodes. A Parasyte can also have knowledge in the human world and can also speak human language. A Parasyte has also an enemy, it’s own kind.

Sound effects were awesome. The producer used dubstep in the fight scenes which was awesome in my opinion. The animation was great and the blades were really shiny (looks really sharp lol).


This anime is similar to Tokyo Ghoul except Parasyte -the maxim- has more episodes rather than Tokyo Ghoul and has a more clear story. Feel free to watch Parasyte if you enjoyed watching Tokyo Ghoul.

“Upon researching the concept of demons, I believe that, among all life, humans are the closest thing to it.”


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