Name of the anime: Parasyte: The maxim
Genre: Action, Sci-fi, Horror, Romance
No. of episodes: 24
Review: Most animes start with a definite theme and plot, but by the time it ends, the conclusions somehow become totally different from what was expected. But Parasyte, isn’t one of them. It started with a clear question and quest for the protagonist and ended with the same message and conclusion. This anime focuses on Shinichi, his parents, Kanna, and to some part Shinichi’s girl friend Murano. The basic plot is that a parasitic creature (Maybe alien) falls from space one night. Their mission was to burrow inside a human, capture its brain and control the body. However, one of them tried to burrow inside Shinichi but wasn’t successful and could only get into control of his right hand. Shinichi names him Migi. Migi is probably the most practical and logical character I have ever seen in my life. He has the perfect excuse to tear all of our ‘Normal’ and ‘Ethical’ things into pieces. But, in time, after living with Shinichi for a long time, they finally formed a partnership and decided to eliminate all the trouble causing ‘Parasites’. This anime has somehow balanced action, romance and science in the perfect proportion, and that’s what makes this one of my favorites.
Weakness: This anime doesn’t have so many mistakes.
1) Its ending was a little bit forced and the last episode’s purpose was not clear.
2) Shinichi’s girlfriend, Murano, really bores and makes me angry by a certain question. Even though at first it was okay, but with time, the question became too frequent, “You are Shinichi Izumi, right?”
3) Except Reiko, there wasn’t any strong female characters to leave their mark.
Best scene: This anime has a load full of great scene in action and all, but the best scene for me would be when Shinichi attacked the parasyte as Migi said for the first time. I was really pumped up when he actually hit A and it was well delivered when he was just abandoned by Reiko. HUMAN-1, PARASYTE-0.
Favourite character: It goes without saying, my favourite character if Tamura Reiko. According to me, there was not any other character in the sidelines who could leave as big of an impact as she did. Also, and it might seem weird to you guys, I think she is hot XD
Art style: I actually liked the art style of the anime pretty much. It was detailed, clear and beautifully scary. An action-gore based anime couldn’t get a better art style. Even tough it would have been better if Murano was created more pretty, but it will do for now.
Rating: It’s a great action anime and maybe the only anime which I liked even though there were many gore scenes. I would recommend it to everyone. My rating to Parasyte is 8 out of 10.
PS: Also, check out the opening song of the anime. I loved it. Check it out on This Link!