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Parasyte -the maxim- is a Japanese anime series adapted by Madhouse from the manga series, Parasyte. It was written by Shōji Yonemura and directed by Kenichi Shimizu. The series aired in Japan on Nippon TV (NTV) from October 8, 2014[3] until March 25, 2015. The series was simulcast by Crunchyroll outside of Asia and by Animax Asia in Southeast Asia and South Asia.[4][5] Sentai Filmworks licensed the series for North America, South America, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand release.[6]

The English dub of the series premiered in North America on Adult Swim's Toonami programming block from October 3, 2015[1][7][8] to April 9, 2016. The series began rerunning in the 3:00 AM time slot from April 16, 2016 to October 1, 2016. The final 3 episodes aired from 3:00-4:30 AM on October 1, 2016, so Toonami could complete its second run of the series before it lost the rights to air it.[2] The series was rated TV-14-LV and TV-MA-LSV on Adult Swim.


Unbeknownst to mankind the world is quietly being invaded. Alien beings known as “Parasytes” begin infiltrating humans one by one, burrowing into their brains to take complete control of both their bodies and their identities. With an insatiable hunger for human flesh these cold and calculating creatures mutate into grotesque monsters who feed on the unsuspecting when they’re not hiding behind the faces of everyday people. Only Shinichi Izumi, a lone high school boy, is aware of the terror lurking in plain sight.

After one Parasyte’s attempt to take over his brain ends in failure, Shinichi’s right arm is instead possessed by this monster with a mind and an agenda all its own. As Shinichi and his unwanted cohabitant, “Migi,” struggle for dominance of his body, the alien infection continues to grow and so does the trail of bodies in its wake. Now Shinichi and Migi must become more than host and parasite if they hope to not only protect themselves, but Shinichi’s loved ones as well. As Shinichi and Migi’s symbiotic bond deepens, will Shinichi be able to hold on to his humanity, or will he evolve into something more than he ever imagined?


Shinichi Izumi — Shinichi is a thoughtful, compassionate high-school boy whose hand is infected with an alien parasite. Shinichi must find a way to peacefully coexist with Migi, the parasite which has taken over his hand, and reconcile his desire to protect humanity from the parasites, while also trying to keep his own parasite a secret in order to avoid being killed or used as a laboratory specimen. Like a superhero with a secret identity, he must also find a way to explain away his parasite-fighting activities, as well as the stress and grief they cause him, to his friends and family. Shinichi's retention of a human mind, emotion, and sensibilities causes other parasites to see him as a threat. He and his parasite must defend themselves from attacks by other Parasites. Their ability to think and act independently, and as a team, gives them a tactical edge over normal parasites.

Migi — Migi is the parasite which lives in Shinichi's right hand. Unlike "successful" parasites, Migi has no desire to kill humans for sustenance, and is nourished by the food Shinichi eats. Migi is, like other parasites, completely without emotion. His primary consideration is survival, and he has threatened (and in some cases attempted) to kill other humans who pose a threat to his and Shinichi's secrecy. When he and Shinichi were first coming to terms, he even threatened to remove Shinichi's other limbs in order to render him unable to place the two of them in danger. Migi can be reasoned with, however, and has just as much reason to be mistrustful of other parasites as does Shinichi. On the other hand, unlike Shinichi, Migi has no inclination to place himself at risk in order to protect other humans from parasites.

Voice Cast

Character English Voice Actor Japanese Voice Actor
Migi Brittney Karbowski Aya Hirano
Shinichi Izumi Adam Gibbs Nobunaga Shimazaki
Satomi Murano Luci Christian Kana Hanazawa
Yuko Tachikawa Terri Doty Yasuno Kiyono
Akiho Suzuki Hilary Haag Rena Maeda
Kana Kimishima Maggie Flecknoe Miyuki Sawashiro
Kazuyuki Izumi Rob Mungle Masaki Aizawa
Nobuko Izumi Allison Sumrall Chieko Sasai
Misaki Brittany Djie Rie Murakawa
Misaki's Mom Krystal LaPorte Miho Miyagawa
Parasite Dog Ty Mahany Velo Takeda
Kazuki Nagai Houston Hayes Shinya Hamazoe
Uragami Andrew Love Hiroyuki Yoshino
Reiko Tamura Joanne Bonasso Atsuko Tanaka
Ryōko's Mother Marcie Bannor Seiko Fujiki
Mr. A David Wald Makoto Yasumura
Mitsuo Scott Gibbs KENN
Makiko Hayase Margaret McDonald Yu Serizawa
Mamoru Uda Mark X. Laskowski Suzuki Takuma
Jaw Greg Ayres Ayumu Murase
Hideo Shimada Blake Shepard Akira Ishida
Takeshi Hirokawa John Gremillion Yutaka Mizushima
Taku Furuya Cameron Bautsch Junya Enoki
Kamijo Jack Ivy Yuya Murakami
Haruki Tachikawa Christopher Patton Hiroyuki Yokō
Goto Jason Douglas Kazuhiko Inoue
Kusano Kalob Martinez Takaya Aoyagi
Miki Xero Reynolds Daisuke Namikawa
Shiro Kuramori Jay Hickman Issei Futamata
Yoko Kuramori Christina Stroup Seiko Fujiki
Dr. Yui Mike Vance Hideyuki Umezu
Hikawa Carli Mosier Makiko Ōmoto
Hirama George Manley Takuma Suzuki
Yamagishi Josh Morrison Rikiya Koyama
Takizawa James Belcher Eiji Itō
Miyake Sara Ornelas Miho Miyagawa
Katsumata John Swasey Takahiko Sakaguma
Mita David Matranga Shinya Hamazoe
Kawada Kyle Colby Jones Shinya Hamazoe
Fukami Kyle Colby Jones Tōru Nara
Sasaki Paul Locklear Tōru Nara
Mr. B Mike Yager Tōru Nara



Color Season Episodes Toonami Season Premiere Toonami Season Finale
1 24 October 3, 2015 April 9, 2016

Broadcast History

  • Japan (NTV) — October 8, 2014[3] - March 25, 2015
  • United States (Adult Swim) — October 3, 2015[1] - October 1, 2016[2]

Toonami Broadcast History

  • Toonami (United States) — October 3, 2015[1] - October 1, 2016[2]

Toonami Marathons

Parasyte -the maxim- only had one marathon appearance during its run on Toonami, the Parasyte Marathon.

External Links


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "No need to fight it any more. Parasyte is coming to Toonami THIS FALL!!! ". July 2, 2015. Retrieved on July 2, 2015. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Parasyte News ". September 24, 2016. Retrieved on September 25, 2016. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Animax Asia Will Simulcast Parasyte -the maxim- TV Anime ". October 4, 2014. Retrieved on September 25, 2016. 
  4. "Animax Asia Will Simulcast Parasite -the maxim- TV Anime ". October 4, 2014. Retrieved on July 2, 2015. 
  5. "Crunchyroll to Stream "Parasite -the maxim-" Anime ". October 17, 2014. Retrieved on July 2, 2015. 
  6. "Sentai Filmworks Licenses Parasite -the Maxim- ". Retrieved on July 2, 2015. 
  7. "Ad at Anime Expo Parasyte -the maxim- to Air on Toonami This Fall ". July 2, 2015. Retrieved on July 2, 2015. 
  8. "Welp guess the cat's outta the bag! ". July 2, 2015. Retrieved on July 2, 2015. 
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