Parasyte -the maxim-

10 Best Episodes of Parasyte -the maxim-

A species of parasitic aliens descends on Earth and quickly infiltrates humanity by entering the brains of vulnerable targets; insatiable beings that gain total control of their host and are capable of transforming themselves to feed on unsuspecting prey. High school student Shinichi Izumi falls victim to one of these parasites, but the creature fails to take over his brain and ends up in his right hand.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 02, 2023.

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#15 - The Devil in the Flesh (Season 1 - Episode 2)

Calling his new partner "Migi", Shinichi attempts to move on with his normal life despite his new condition, but other members of Migi's race keep coming after them to protect their secret.

The episode was rated 7.89 from 291 votes.

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#14 - Symposium (Season 1 - Episode 3)


Much to his dismay, Shinichi discovers that Reiko Tamura, a new teacher of his, is another inhuman just like those he faced before and knows his secret. However, Reiko is not interested in fighting him, and asks for his cooperation instead, but her partner, just called "A", has other plans.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 254 votes.

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#13 - Beyond Good and Evil (Season 1 - Episode 9)

The recent events involving Shinichi draws him even further from his friend and crush Satomi Murano. Meanwhile, another of his friends gets close to danger after discovering Hideo's secret.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 221 votes.

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#12 - Happy Family (Season 1 - Episode 16)


Shinichi & Migi manage to barely escape from Miki, while Takeshi's camp takes measures to cover up loose ends by burning Kuramori's office and killing his family.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 185 votes.

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#11 - Quiescence and Awakening (Season 1 - Episode 22)

Motivated by Satomi to stay alive, Shinichi resolves to fight Gotou. With Migi's support, they press their attack in an isolated forest. However, they fail to finish Gotou at a critical juncture, causing Shinichi to lose Migi and flee in defeat.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 194 votes.

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#10 - Sex and Spirit (Season 1 - Episode 21)


Gotou breaks free from the police siege, but not before meeting Shinichi and vowing to kill him on a later occasion. In face of a seemingly invincible threat, Shinichi is driven into despair until Satomi appears to comfort him and renews his will to survive.

The episode was rated 7.98 from 199 votes.

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#9 - The Sun Also Rises (Season 1 - Episode 6)

After Shinichi is mortally wounded, Migi uses its powers to save his life, but weakening itself in the process. When Shinichi hears that his father is still alive, he rushes to the hospital where he is treated in order to protect him and enact revenge for his mother's death.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 239 votes.

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#8 - Crime and Punishment (Season 1 - Episode 20)


The police storm the Town Hall to bring down Takeshi's group, but chaos ensues when the cops encounter an enemy that they can't bring down.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 188 votes.

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#7 - A Dark Night's Passing (Season 1 - Episode 7)

Shinichi meets Mamoru Uda, another human who is in a similar situation as him and they decide to join forces to protect his father. However, when the enemy appears, Migi falls asleep and both Shinichi and Mamoru must fight without its help.

The episode was rated 8.05 from 227 votes.

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#6 - Parasyte (Season 1 - Episode 24)


After returning home, Migi appears in Shinichi's dreams and bids farewell to him, revealing that he will enter into a dormant state and may never awaken again. One year later, Uragami appears before Shinichi and takes Satomi hostage, thus he must fight him by himself to save her.

The episode was rated 8.11 from 209 votes.

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#5 - What Mad Universe (Season 1 - Episode 10)

Stunned by a surprise attack from Yuuko, Hideo loses his mind and enters into a killing spree. Worried about Murano, Shinichi decides to confront him head on to protect her.

The episode was rated 8.14 from 218 votes.

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#4 - Life and Oath (Season 1 - Episode 23)


Despite not seeing any chance to win, Shinichi confronts Gotou and thanks to a desperate move, manages to injure him severely and rescue Migi from inside his body, turning the tables against him,

The episode was rated 8.16 from 193 votes.

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#3 - More than Human (Season 1 - Episode 18)

Surrounded by the police, Reiko sacrifices herself to protect her child and entrusts the baby to Shinichi before dying. After several interrogations, Shinichi protects his secret from the investigators, who come with one last resort to discover the truth.

The episode was rated 8.21 from 198 votes.

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#2 - The Stranger (Season 1 - Episode 5)


Shinichi is targeted by a gang of delinquents and Kana, the girl who walks with them becomes suspicious of his nature. After returning home, Shinichi is caught by surprise when he is attacked by an enemy who possessed the body of his own mother.

The episode was rated 8.22 from 238 votes.

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#1 - Kokoro (Season 1 - Episode 12)

Shinichi decides to tell Kana about the existence of Parasites and Migi, meanwhile Kana's power grows stronger, ultimately leading to a dangerous situation.

The episode was rated 8.29 from 211 votes.

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