PARASYTE: PART 1 tells the story of Shinichi Izumi, an ordinary high school student who is attacked by an alien parasite – a mysterious worm-like creature which penetrates the ears or nose of an ordinary human, attaching itself to the brain and eventually taking over the entire body. Whilst Shinichi is able to fight off the parasite before it reached his brain, it remains within his right hand.
Shinichi Izumi and the parasite now live as one. They both come to understand that if one dies, then so will the other. In a bid to survive, they join forces to fight against the threat of other parasites.
Parasyte is a worldwide best-selling sci-fi/horror manga series by Hitoshi Iwaaki that was published from 1988 to 1995. Kodansha Comics USA republished the eight kanzenban volumes in North America between July 2011 and August 2012. The film, based on the manga series, opened in Japanese cinemas on November 29, 2014 and topped the opening weekend box office charts. It is directed by visual effects master Takashi Yamazaki, who has worked on The Eternal Zero, Always Sunset on Third Street and Space Battleship Yamato.
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