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Parasyte The Maxim Ep.23 – “Life and Oath” (Summary)

Shinichi locates Gotou’s whereabouts where the latter is crouched down, apparently asleep. He quickly tries to cut the enemy but Gotou instantly blocks his attack. Their battle commences once again, but without Migi, Shinichi knows that he can never defeat the parasite, so he aims to at least cause some damage to its body. However, with Gotou’s speed and power, he is almost invincible, but on the last minute, Shinichi finds a rod that he uses to pierce his opponent’s body.

Gotou: “You’ll pay for this!” ©Madhouse

“The parasitic cells that don’t belong to the main leader have instinctively sensed a threat to themselves and wish to flee.” ©Madhouse

He successfully punctures Gotou, who in turn becomes furious for being impaled by a lone human. Just when he is about to kill the boy, his body suddenly changes and Migi manages to return to Shinichi’s right arm and dodges the attack from the enemy. The toxins from the rod that Shinichi used to pierce Gotou cause the other parasites in his body to struggle and explode upon Migi’s attack, killing the host in an instant. However, even after the blast, Gotou still tries to summon the smaller cells in his body to revive himself. Migi lets Shinichi decide whether he will totally annihilate Gotou or just let him regenerate since he doesn’t want to murder his own kind. After hesitating for a while, Shinichi finally makes up his mind and decides to kill Gotou for the sake of his family and humanity.

“Who decides the relative value of human and non-human lives? I don’t want to kill him. To end a life that’s trying so hard to survive…” ©Madhouse

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Parasyte The Maxim Ep.16 – “Happy Family” (Summary)

Migi tries to decipher Miki’s abilities as Shinichi desperately tries to fight the enemy. Following Migi, he lures the other parasite into the forest where he and Migi successfully decapitate Miki. However, much to their surprise, another parasite takes over the head as the severed one attaches itself to the right arm of the host. It turns out that there are actually five parasites in the body, and only Miki and the other parasite can act as the leader of the body. However, only the latter can completely unify all of them, and in an instant, the head morphs and Shinichi recognizes the new face. Goto, the man that he saw before in Takeshi Hirokawa’s campaign, plunges toward at him as the enemy skillfully attacks him with an unbelievable speed using the parasites in his limbs. Fortunately, Shinichi manages to get away from Goto and he decides to hole up while recovering.

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Meanwhile, the other members of Hirokawa’s organization wipe out Kuramori’s family and burn his agency to cover up their secret. Shinichi sees the news about the tragic massacre of the investigator’s wife and daughter, and he calls his father to ask him to leave their house for the meantime to avoid the monsters that might be on the lookout for him.

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Shirou Kuramori decides to seek revenge on Reiko Tamura for causing him tribulation, and he follows her to her apartment. However, unbeknownst to him, Reiko senses other parasites and she searches for them, who turn out to be her associates from Hirokawa’s group. The three parasites harbor animosity toward her and even regard her as a threat to their kind for her peculiar curiosity about humans.

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Parasyte The Maxim Ep.15 – Something Wicked This Way Comes (Summary)

Kuramori asks Shinichi for his help to check on his friend who, unbeknownst to them, had already been killed by a parasite named Miki. They go down the basement of a building when Migi suddenly senses another parasite coming to their location. Shinichi and Kuramori conceal themselves at first but the former cannot withstand the situation knowing that another human is about to be killed, so he exposes himself and warns the woman to escape. However, as she is running away, the parasite still manages to strike her. Enraged with what happened, Shinichi fights the enemy and he eventually annihilates him, and their whole tussle is recorded by Kuramori using his video camera. After witnessing the gruesome scene, Kuramori decides to give up investigating the parasites upon realizing that he is too weak and coward to come face to face with them.

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Migi believes that Hirokawa’s group will come after them after they killed one of its members. He reminds Shinichi to avoid engaging futile resistance, but the latter seems to be completely resolute in fighting parasites to protect other people including Murano. Meanwhile, Reiko Tamura finally lets the other members of Hirokawa’s group to kill Shinichi as they all regard him as a formidable enemy. While in school, Migi senses three parasites targeting Shinichi, so the latter dashes out of the building to confront the enemies. However, while waiting and planning their strategy, Migi unfortunately dozes off, leaving Shinichi vulnerable for four hours. Just when Shinichi thinks that he has already shaken off the opponents, a man arrives and starts talking to him. Shinichi initially thinks that the guy is not the enemy, since he is expecting three parasites. But then he is shocked when the man openly implies that he is a parasite, so he immediately runs away since Migi is still asleep.

However, the man still manages to follow him, and he alarmingly calls out to Migi who fortunately wakes up just in time to confront the enemy. It turns out that the three parasites that he sensed earlier are all inside the man’s body, hence the name “Miki“. The battle between Miki and Shinichi is just about to start, but the former has already announced that “they have won” the fight, implying his upper hand in the battle.

MIKI: “We’ve already won this fight.” ©Madhouse

Parasyte The Maxim Episode 11: The Blue Bird (Summary)

WARNING: Gory

The episode starts with a drunk woman talking with a man in a park. She pulls out a few strands of hair from the guy who turns out to be a “parasite”, and she ends up being killed and eaten by him and another female parasite.

Meanwhile, Kana dreams that she is being chased and surrounded by a group of monsters but then Shinichi saves her. The following day, she waits for him on his way to school and he warns her again not to get so close to him and to stay out of danger. When Shinichi leaves her to talk to Migi, Kana meets Murano and the latter asks the former if she also senses any changes with Shinichi.

“This is an experiment to see how far we can go against a group with guns and edged weapons.” ©Madhouse

Another parasite which is disguised as a man gets out of the car and enters a building where the yakuza are gathered. He kills all of them as an experiment to test his limits against humans armored with guns and blades. After he escapes, he kidnaps another man from the group who try to chase him and uses his body as another disguise. He returns to the car with Kusano and drives off to go back to their boss. The news of the massacre reaches Shinichi who is perplexed with the real motive behind the killing.

Shinichi asks Murano out and the two go on a date. However, she still senses that something is different with him especially after the incident where Shinichi clutches his chest as he suddenly remembers his mom. After their date, he walks her home and they both share a kiss, and Kana witnesses the scene.

KANA: You stupid girl. You knew this from the start. ©Madhouse

That night, she reprimands herself for setting her hopes too high even though she already knew from the start that Shinichi likes Murano. Nonetheless, she still calls him and asks him to meet her the next day. Shinichi complies since she told him that it would be the last favor she’ll ask. He arrives at their meeting place a little earlier when Migi informs him about the other parasites that it senses not far from their location. He tries to search for them and he accidentally makes an eye contact with Goto, the one who massacred the yakuza. Hirokawa Takeshi, the candidate running for the mayoral position, is with the other parasites on the platform, including two more below them. Migi advises Shinichi to get out of the area for the meantime since the others don’t seem to be interested in them. However, just as he is about to leave, Kana arrives and the situation gets even worse as the parasite sees them together.

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