Epic vibes is an implication that within its medium whatever it is it really carries a level of jaw-dropping wonder. That it brings that sense of feeling there will never be something exactly like this to an audience. Yet, when it comes to anime there is also another factor which is the level of accessibility. While on Twitter have impressed a couple of Tweets implying that Parasyte has Epic anime vibes much like seen in #AttackonTitan that is mainly due to the reason just like Parasyte, Attack on Titan, is also one of those anime that can be easily accessible to those not used to watching anime on a daily basis. Kind of how Psycho-Pass also tends to glorify in that same limelight also for it being accessible across more than just a few cultures.
While all this might have some basis in truth. Another factor that cannot be denied is this anime series is also one fueled by a rather strong manga fanbase. Fans who originally read the manga here in North America and perhaps even in other countries are eager to see their favorite adaptation adapted into animation. Even more with Madhouse proving that they can animate very nicely with heavy uses of grotesque realism for this Science Fiction, Horror anime.
Not much has changed since my First Look in regards to how well received Parasyte. With the First Look of Parasyte you were getting a first taste of what you would also be getting with future episodes. Except the story would be getting also the more grander in terms of scheme.
Parasyte Episode 2-Shinichi learns that having a so-called pet alien parasite literally feeding and co-existing can be quite daunting. Still he grows to accept things and sets off the series with naming the parasite, Migi.
Parasyte Episode 3-Shinichi now learning that the Mincemeat murders are being committed by the alien parasites struggles with the knowledge of being aware of these dangerous creatures.
He also happens to meet a new teacher, Reiko Tamura, with a real abnormal problem on her hands despite also being one of these parasyte monsters.
Parasyte Episode 4-This perhaps the episode where you begin to first take notice of Shinichi’s changing personality in the anime series. He has not completely remained himself. Even his family begins to worry about him even as he worries about their future safety with parasyte monsters running around.
Parasyte Episode 5-Shinishi meets Kimishima a girl who also notices the difference in him. Leading us to believe that there are some women in the populace who may have an easier time of telling apart those infected by the parasyte monsters.
Parasyte Episode 6-Shinichi is severely injured. Finally making him realize if he cannot tell his parents or those close to them the reality of the situation then he will have to be very careful with their protection.
Parasyte Episode 7-Having been injured he is saved by Migi who happens to also prioritize both their survivals as expected. While he is saved it does change his body and also his mentality even more than when the series began.
Leading us to believe once infected by a parasyte monster turning into a monster like that is highly unavoidable.
Parasyte Final Thoughts on Episode 7-Review + Theorizing
Read further but take into account that from this point on its more like commentary and episode analysis so there might be spoilers.
I’ll focus on Episode #7 of Parasyte since it has been the latest episode checked out, so far. With Shinichi not having the heart to kills his no longer mother who was now an alien parasite. Things got very complicated in Episode #7. You can see Shinichi already changing. It does not look like such a detriment, so far but it surely can mean that in the future he could turn on those who are human. Making this a hero turns into the bad monster scenario. He is lowly going to go down there but what is important to note here unlike in what you expect this is just not something of his doing. In some previous episodes it has been stated he acts unconsciously on things ever since Migi’s personal invasion.
In Parasyte all the characters introduced are also never too irritating or unbelievable given the situations in the universe of the anime. Take Shinichi for example while he can tend to be someone who is easily scared he slowly tries to be brave. So if your worried he is not a likeable character then Shinichi is not a huge problem. If you dig deeper then you have the rest of the supportive characters being just as essential to the series as the lead characters making this a very rounded series when it comes to character development.
Parasyte from beginning to so far has never once been a fluke. It seems really well animated. Particularly when you account a series like a Horror type of anime which would need very muscular and well-built character designs. Usually there are also moments of high action and there is quite the swift movement that really looks visually swift from one moment to the next.
It borders close to realism but it doesn’t quite get there. I mean this is anime. Although since animation does usually fascinate me it really has to be a type of animation haven’t seen yet. Cheers to Madhouse and the hard work going into this.
Nobunaga Shimazaki Image Credit: Haruhichan Network
While the animation and story are nothing to laugh at. You also have the voice cast particularly the leads also making a mark to the series. Nobunaga Shimazaki is giving a varied dimensional performance here with his soft side in voicing and his serious side. Something not really heard in Date A Live or Free!. Kana Hanazawa being a good counterpart and sounding as cute as ever. Although if your not aware of her level of fame when it comes to anime then perhaps this really does not impress you as much. Still Migi’s voice actress Aya Hirano is possibly the most impressive with her creepy yet adorable Migi voicing.
Where the story leads will be be exciting, indeed. Think if your watching, Parasyte, simulcasting it might have the suspense gnawing at you. It is not exactly a series anyone can just stand getting to watch one episode per week. It is just that appealing of a series. So much so you become lost in it which might be why so many fans keep on having discussions over its development.
Theorizing with Parasyte
Possibility The Female Populace Can Distinguish the Parasyte Monsters
Some fans have stated they believe the reason some girls like Murano and Kimishima, and even Reiko’s mom could tell when a human has been invaded by parasites. I go a little further and anime only speculate that its possible that there is an intuition there but also maybe women who have held a mother and or romantic relationship to those infected.
Its hard to say since as much as Parasyte has given us a different look each incoming episode we still do not know everything about the series if its possible if there are various levels of Parasyte monsters not seen before in the series.
Shinichi Could Be More Feral
This is certainly obvious. Some of his emotions with Parasyte #7 seen as heavily stunted.
Who is the Creator of The Parasyte Monsters?
This is probably at the heart of Parasyte.
Parasyte (24 episodes)
They arrived in silence and darkness, descending from the skies with a hunger for human flesh. Parasites – alien creatures who must invade and take control of a human host to survive – have come to Earth. No one knows their secret except high school student, Shinichi Izumi, who’s right hand has been invaded by an alien parasite. Shinichi and Migi, the parasite in his hand, begrudgingly form a friendship and find themselves caught in the middle of a war between humans and parasites.
Director: Kenichi Shimizu
Animation Studio: Madhouse
Genre: Science Fiction, Mystery, Horror, Action
Licensed streaming and home video rights in North America: Crunchyroll
Available to Watch: Crunchyroll | Simulcast on Wednesdays 1:29 PM EDT
Parasyte-Opening [OP] Theme song
Let Me Hear by Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas
Encountered this band from the anime series Bryndhildr in the Darkness and while in the end very much thought it was not a very good anime series cannot deny thankful, at least, got introduced to the music of Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas. Really like this heavy
rock metal, screamo electronica music. While really liked Virtue and Vice also like this anime opening theme song, Let Me Hear.
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Parasyte-Ending [ED] Theme song
IT’S THE RIGHT TIME by Daichi Miura
It’s certainly J-Pop music. It’s not a totally bad song but not really my type of music. Still comparing it to the OP it really might imply that the series while dark might also have a more cheerful side. Maybe but sometimes Openings and Endings indicate some future situation in the anime series, so it does not hurt to guess.
Thank you everyone for reading! It was a pleasure and I will be continuing the anime series Parasyte on Crunchyroll. I will also plan for a full series anime review once it finishes simulcasting.
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