The 17-year-old Izumi Shinichi lives with his mother and father in a quiet neighborhood in Tokyo. One night, worm-like aliens called Parasytes invade Earth, taking over the brains of human hosts by entering through their ears or noses. One Parasyte attempts to crawl into Shinichi's ear while he sleeps, but fails since he is wearing headphones, and enters his body by burrowing into his arm instead, taking over his right hand and is named Migi. Because Shinichi was able to prevent Migi from traveling further up into his brain, both beings retain their separate intellect and personality. As the duo encounter other Parasytes, they capitalize on their strange situation and gradually form a strong bond, working together to survive. This gives them an edge in battling other Parasytes, who frequently attack the pair upon realization that Shinichi's human brain is still intact. Shinichi feels compelled to fight other Parasytes, who devour humans as food, while enlisting Migi's help.
Did You Know?
The names of the first 21 episodes of the show are references to literary works:
- 1.01 The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka
- 1.02 The Devil in the Flesh, Raymond Radiguet
- 1.03 Symposium, Plato
- 1.04 Tangled Hair, Akiko Yosano
- 1.05 The Stranger, Albert Camus
- 1.06 The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway
- 1.07 A Dark Night's Passing, Shiga Naoya
- 1.08 Freezing Point, Ayako Miura
- 1.09 Beyond Good and Evil, Friedrich Nietzsche
- 1.10 What Mad Universe, Fredric Brown
- 1.11 The Blue Bird, Maurice Maeterlinck
- 1.12 Heart, Natsume Souseki
- 1.13 Hello Sadness, Françoise Sagan
- 1.14 The Selfish Gene, Richard Dawkins
- 1.15 Something Wicked This Way Comes, Ray Bradbury
- 1.16 Happy Family, Lu Xun
- 1.17 The Adventure of the Dying Detective, Arthur Conan Doyle
- 1.18 More Than Human, Theodore Sturgeon
- 1.19 In Cold Blood, Truman Capote
- 1.20 Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
- 1.21 Sex and Spirit, Clifford Bishop.
[Shinichi is peeing in a bathroom
Jesus, seriously? I told you not to talk when there's people around!
Please hold still. I going to try to make your sex organ erect.
The hell you are?
[Migi starts making him masturbate against his will
Aaaa. No, no, no. Stop that! I can't believe you!
Remade as Kiseijuu
IT'S THE RIGHT TIME
Performed by Daichi Miura See more