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Parasyte: The Maxim (2014)
 8.3
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Parasyte: The Maxim (2014)
Original name: 寄生獣 セイの格率
Genre: Animation, Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Shinichi Izumi is a normal high school boy whose right hand has become infected with an alien parasite that names itself "Migi" ("right"). Migi is the first parasite to develop a symbiotic relationship with its host, as he and Shinichi slowly develop a grudging friendship. Migi isn't the only Parasite on earth, however, and as cases of Parasites killing humans begin to emerge, humans seek to kill off Parasites. Shinichi and Migi find themselves caught in between these two sides of the struggle over planet earth.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, macabre, psychological, psychological thriller, seinen
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, fight scenes, violence, parasite, danger, massacre, body horror, murder, rivalry, humanity, survival, high school, tragedy, family relations, romance, school life, gore, lone hero, high school life, pregnancy, alien invasion, hospital, cannibalism, phone booth, car accident ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan

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Parasyte: Part 2 (2015)
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TV show
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TV show
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