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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.


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.


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.


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.


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 Ep.14 – The Selfish Gene (Summary)

Shinichi is in trouble of getting his secret revealed after a private investigator, Shirou Kuramori, who is enlisted by Tamiya Ryouko, found out that he is a monster. The man continues to follow him even though Ryouko already ended his assignment. Izumi seeks the help of Uda and his parasite “Jaw/Joe” to find the identity of his stalker and they eventually catch him afterwards. Izumi shares his whole story to the guy as he asks him to stay quiet about his secret. However, the man tells him and Uda to do everything they can for the sake of humanity even if it means they will be sacrificed as lab rats. That instance, Migi and Jaw emerge from their hosts and try to kill the investigator. They are both stopped by Izumi and Uda but Migi continues to threaten the guy, informing him that his client might be a parasite too if his hunch is correct.

“Migi’s not sounding like himself at all. I’m sure he’s saying it all to achieve a certain effect, but…” ©Madhouse

That night, Izumi gets a phone call from Ryouko and she asks him to meet her at a university building where she is taking lectures about animals and genes. After the class, she goes to meet Izumi at the rooftop, carrying her baby with her. She immediately senses that something has changed with him, and based on his reaction, she figures out that it might have something to do with his missing mom. She laughs maniacally at Izumi who is enraged and ready to strike her. However, she raises her baby in front of her, telling him that she is going to use the infant as her shield if ever they will engage in a battle.

Izumi: “I’ll kill you!” ©Madhouse

Izumi furiously dashes out of the university, vowing that he can never forgive Ryouko. As he stops for a while to catch his breath, a fortune teller calls out to him and asks him to show his hand. Izumi follows her, but he extends his left hand instead. The woman accurately depicts the hole in his heart, and she instructs him to meet the person who opened that hole. She tells him to talk it over to that person to bring closure to his suffering, since that person is the only one who can seal that hole in his heart. However, as Izumi remembers his “mom”, a wicked smile forms on his lips, and he viciously tells the terrified fortune teller that he already killed that person.