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Parasyte The Maxim Ep.24 – “Parasyte” (Summary)

SHINICHI: “There’s no way I could forget! Idiot!” ©Madhouse

Migi appears on Shinichi’s dreams and bids farewell to him. As he is about to vanish, he thanks Shinichi and asks him to forget about their memories. But contrary to what Migi expected, Shinichi still clearly remembers everything about Migi, and he continues to think of him even after his life has returned to normal. There has been no notable parasite activity so far and the world has generally become more peaceful, too.

MIGI:: “Quit whining already. I’m getting tired, so you can do the holding.” ©Madhouse

A year after, Shinichi meets Satomi as he tries to catch up with his studies. While strolling around, he catches a glimpse of Uragami so he tries to chase him. However, the serial killer manages to take hostage of Satomi and brings her on the rooftop of a building where he kills two other strangers. Shinichi finally comes face to face with Uragami and tries to save his girlfriend by attacking the criminal. He gets his arm stabbed in the process but he manages to land a critical blow on the enemy. However, Satomi gets pushed down the building and Shinichi cannot reach her on time.

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Just when he starts to lament, Migi appears in his head and tells him that he is already tired of holding Satomi. When Shinichi looks down, he realizes that his right hand is clutching Satomi so he pulls her up to safety. As the episode comes to its end, Shinichi looks up at the sky and recaptures the moments and lessons he’s learned in his life through his experiences.

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Parasyte The Maxim Ep.21 – “Sex and Spirit” (Summary)

The officers who cornered Takeshi Hirokawa shoots him several times after the latter addresses his thoughts about humans, parasites and the environment. They find out that he is actually a human and not a parasite. Right then, Gotou appears and slaughters all the officers, including Yamagishi. Uragami, on the other hand, also kills his escort and flees.

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Gotou escapes and meets Shinichi outside the building and vows that he will return to kill him soon. Shinichi feels threatened so he thinks of running away since he knows that he cannot defeat Gotou. However, Satomi Murano arrives and comforts him, and after confessing his love to her, he once again renews his resolve to fight and survive.

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Parasyte The Maxim Ep.20 – “Crime and Punishment” (Summary)

The operation to exterminate the parasites continues as the police officers successfully identify the first target among the evacuees. Upon hearing the gunshots, Hirakawa and his aides instantly come up with a plan knowing that the squads are deployed to extinguish them. The politician and some of his subordinates inform the officers that they need to go to the second floor of the building to notify the civilians left in the area. That moment, the parasites who are already escorted outside cause a commotion that leads to the destruction of the sensing system that Yamagishi uses. Hirama persuades him to take Uragami as a substitute for the broken sensory equipment. The chaos continues inside the building as other parasites suddenly reveal themselves, leaving the officers agitated as they shoot anyone that seems suspicious regardless of their real identities.

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Hirakawa and his members take that opportunity to go to the second floor. Yamagishi joins the other police officers in slaughtering the monsters while he gives them the commands. Each squad is designated to different locations as he instructs Uragami to assist the others in pointing out the parasites. During the operation, Yamagishi somehow gets a grasp on how to identify the enemies as well, and he orders his team to shoot anyone they see. The assault continues until Uragami spots Goto, and the former immediately runs away, frightened upon realizing what kind of monster he is.

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Five officers follow Goto as he leads them to a room and gives them two minutes to shoot him. However, even when his whole body is covered with bullet holes, no blood oozes out and he remains upright. He then attacks the stunned officers using his “shotgun pellets” before he leaves the area.

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The episode concludes when the other squads surround Hirakawa who is standing in the center of the room. As they point their guns at him, the mayor welcomes and greets them composedly.

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Parasyte The Maxim Ep.19 – “In Cold Blood” (Summary)

A short background story about Uragami is shown, though there is no clear explanation as to how he attained his special ability to tell parasites apart from humans. He initially suspects Shinichi, but later on brushes his suspicions aside. Even though Hirama still surmises Shinichi, he asks him for his help, together with the serial killer, to help the police conduct an operation to exterminate the aliens. Yamagishi, the other officer in charge of the core operation to identify and eliminate the enemies, also has a sensing system that he claims to be able to recognize parasites.

“But this ability of mine something most animals have, anyway? It’s just about telling your own kind apart from others.” ©Madhouse

Takeshi Hirokawa, on the other hand, talks with Gotou about their missing members. They conclude that Kusano, Hikawa and Maesawa were killed by Tamura Reiko, who in turn, was also shot dead by the police in the park.

“They’re claiming they’re the police? My bet would be that none of them are from the police. So you’re really moving forward with this, humans?” ©Madhouse

The operation led by Yamagishi and Himara commences at the building where Hirokawa works. The police order the people in the building to evacuate the area by groups of seven, pretending that an armed suspect is concealing himself on the rooftop. As each group of people exit the building, they are being monitored and examined by the sensory device used by Yamagishi to hunt which among them are parasites. Uragami and Shinichi are also checking them on the screen, but so far, they haven’t detected anyone yet.

Just then, the sensing system spots the first parasite in the third batch of evacuee, as the investigators prepare to launch their attack.

“So the first hit’s a woman.” ©Madhouse

Parasyte The Maxim Ep.18 – “More Than Human” (Summary)

Shinichi Izumi gets confused with Tamura Reiko’s statements as she seems to contradict her initial objective of preying on humans. She informs him of the results of her investigation and study about the human’s relationship with parasites like her, then warns him not to fight Gotou as he is invincible. Just then, the police, led by Himara, surround the two as Tamura perfectly fits the description given to him by Kuramori. The investigator initially suspects Shinichi but later reaffirms himself that the boy is indeed a human, then he shoots Tamura on the forehead. Upon confirming that she is a parasite, Himara orders the police to kill her, but much to their surprise, the woman decides not to fight them back in order to save her baby. Shinichi is about to run away from her as she walks towards him, but she transforms herself  and copies the face of Shinichi’s mom to catch his attention and prevent him from fleeing.

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Reiko then gives her baby to Izumi and entrusts the child to him. Tamura’s “motherly affection” reminds Shinichi of his own mom, and that act seems to seal the hole in his heart. Tears stream down his cheeks once again as Tamura collapses and dies. Satomi Murano arrives at the scene and sees Izumi in that situation, and she immediately realizes that the “old” Izumi has finally returned.

“Shinichi…this child. In the end, I didn’t do anything to it.” ©Madhouse

“Are you sad? Of course…your mom is dead.” ©Madhouse

Shinichi undergoes some interrogation as the investigator tries to uncover his secret for the last time. A serial killer who seems to have the talent to identify parasites, is placed in a room and is instructed by the police to inform them of anyone who is a parasite or who has the same ability like him. A few people who claim that they can sense parasites are put in the adjacent room. Shinichi is the last to be called in the room, and he tries to calm himself to avoid disclosing Migi. Uragami wakes up from a short nap, and his attention immediately focuses on Shinichi. He asks the investigator to instruct Izumi to look at him directly in the eye, as the latter nervously rises his head to face the man who has suddenly turned serious.

“Hey detective. Tell him to look me right in the eye.” ©Madhouse