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Parasyte (Kiseijuu) is a 1988-1995 manga by Iwaaki Hitoshi, with a 2014 anime adaptation titled "Parasyte -the Maxim-" ("Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu").

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Why is Parasyte spelled with a y in the title?

It is my understanding that the word parasite is spelled with an i and not a y. However, the title of the anime and manga, when translated into English, uses a y in the spelling. However, this only ...
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Why are the episodes named after literary works?

I noticed every episode of Parasyte, with the exception of the last one (which shares the title of the anime, Parasyte), is named after a literary work: The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka The Devil in ...
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Parasyte anime 20 years after the manga finished - Why?

My question is Why? Most manga that have anime adaptions get them while they are still on-going (even if the manga ends during the initial anime run.) Can anyone give/think of a reason why they ...
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What is the title of the song that plays during the next episode(18) previews of Parasyte -the maxim-? [closed]

What is the title of the short insert soundtrack that plays at the end of every episode in Parasyte -the maxim-? During the next episode(18) previews (see images), a suspenseful/thriller song is being ...
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Why is "-the Maxim-" in the title?

I suspect there may be a Your Lie in April title spoiler situation here, or quite possibly I'm just dense. I'm on episode 10 of Parasyte -the Maxim- and I have been wondering the whole time what the ...
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What happened to Migi in the last episode?

What did Migi do in the last episode? I remember him saying something about walking on a different path so he would sleep for a long time and that he possibly won't wake up anymore. He could've stayed ...
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Where to find the song that is basically "next to you" played with a different instrument? [closed]

In Episode 8 at 10:40, when Shinichi throws the dog in the trash, a song plays that I have not been able to find anywhere on the internet. I know the song is basically "next to you" with a different ...
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Looping piano song that plays at 14:50 of Episode 8 of Parasyte The Maxim [closed]

In episode 8 around 14:50, there's a piano song that plays where Shinichi is talking to Shimada in their red jumpsuits on a court and Shinichi thinks Shimada is there to kill him. It's basically just ...
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Biologically speaking, is it true that there are no parasites in Parasyte?

Watching the anime "Parasyte - the maxim" I can't really see any of the organisms shown as real parasites, from a biological/ecological viewpoint. Can any of the different kinds of alien parasytes ...
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What substance Tachikawa Yuko used on the Shimada Hideo's parasyte in the art club?

Yuko takes a vial from the art kit to use as a weapon against Shimada, in case he turns aggressive. The anime shows the label (in Japanese) of the vial. What substance was that?
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Who is this person with four eyes in OP song?

He appears recently in OP song. Is he an enemy? An ally?
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Parasyte: the Maxim OST episode 13 [closed]

What is the song played in the beginning of episode 13 of Parasyte: the Maxim at 00:00:29? Please be specific. It's quite close to "Next to You", and has a tune that was played when Kana first saw ...
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What was the purpose of sending the parasites to Earth?

I'm still wondering, as it was not revealed in the anime version, why the parasites were sent to Earth? Was there any purpose to it?
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Is there any "Word of God" or solid references proving that Parasytes cannot reproduce?

Throughout the series, the more scholar-inclined Parasytes (Reiko Tamura and Migi) state that the Parasytes cannot reproduce (and they do not know their own origin). Is there any canon reference or ...
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Is there a reason Gotou and Menthuthuyoupi look so similar?

Is there a correlation between these two characters? I was wondering if the same illustrator drew both characters or if perhaps one of them was sort of a homage to the other.
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What OST is played in episode 2 when Shinichi catches three rocks? [closed]

I have tried downloading all OSTs of Parasyte -the maxim- but couldn't find it. Although I didn't listen to every song really carefully and just quickly "walked" through them, but still I couldn't ...
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What is this song playing in episode 5? [closed]

Does anyone know what song plays at about 5:20 in episode 5?
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Could Kana really tell Shinichi's Migi apart from the other Parasytes, or was she just delusional?

In episode 12, Kana tells Shinichi that she can tell Migi's emissions apart from the other Parasytes. However, she is shown as being on "cloud nine" for Shinichi - going as far as wrapping his hair ...
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Does the Parasyte story and/or manga continue after the anime?

I've watched the Parasyte anime series but I haven't read the manga. The anime ends in a way that it could be the end of the story. How is in the manga? Does the Parasyte story and/or manga continue ...
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What is the piano song from Ep 18 13:12 of parasyte? [closed]

Does anyone know the title of that piano song. I have searched a lot and still have not found it.
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What song played right after the OP of Parasyte Episode 10? [closed]

Does anyone know the song played as soon as the OP ends in the beginning of episode 10? It's not listed in the soundtrack and I can't find it anywhere.
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What is the name of the song in episode 9 starting around 10:37? [closed]

I have been looking for the song which plays at around 10:37 in episode 9 of Parasyte the Maxim. I couldn't find it in the OST. Here's the episode I am talking about on Crunchyroll.
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What is the name of the fast organ song in Parasyte -the maxim- ep17 at 6:35? [closed]

The song is found in episode 17 of Parasyte -the maxim- at 6:35 when a homicidal parasyte says 'one of us has died'. The song is also found in episode 16 of Parasyte -the maxim- at 10:54 when Migi ...
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Song played at the end of episode 20 of Parasyte [closed]

Does anyone know the suspense build-up song being played at the end of episode 20 when the military enters the courtroom? Thanks!
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Track that plays during the fight scene in episode 22 of Parasyte [closed]

Can't find the track in the OST, it's played during the fight scene in episode 22 where migi slices the neck of Gotou and tells Shinichi to run away. If anyone know what this track is called, that'll ...
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Does Izumi Shinichi's parasite suffer from a lack of power because of his injury?

After his parasite completely heals his heart and regenerates his arm, does Migi lose any abilities except the power to locate other parasites when he's asleep?
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Song played on "Parasyte The Maxim" Episode 6 at time 16min30s [closed]

I'm looking forward the name of the song played in the 6 episode at 16min30s. It's when Migi explains that She has to sleep for 4 hours as She has healed him. This song appears regularily in the ...
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Song near the end of episode 18 of Parasyte when Uragami asks the detective to tell Izumi to look him in the eyes [closed]

What is the name of the song played in episode 18 of Parasyte near the end when Uragami asks the detective to tell Izumi to look him in the eyes?
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Does anyone know what the name of the music is in episode 6 of Parasyte -the maxim- from 7:19 to about 8:30? [closed]

I can't seem to find it on the official soundtrack, maybe I'm being a dumbie but if anyone has the answer then fair shout!! It plays as Shinichi is setting off
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What's the song that plays during the basketball scene in episode 2 of Parasyte? [closed]

The song starts playing from around 3:12 (when Shin'ichi walked to school) to around 4:53 (at the end of the basketball game). I just really like the music during that scene.
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Which song plays in Parasyte the maxim Episode 1 "Metamorphosis" at 9:52 [closed]

Can someone please identify, the song which is played at 9:52 in the first episode of "Parasyte -the maxim"? I have been listening to the original soundtrack, and the special soundtrack in order to ...
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What is name of the soundtrack used in Parasyte ep. 12 around time 14:35? [closed]

There's a soundtrack used in Parasyte ep. 12 around time 14:35. I tried to browse through all soundtrack but couldn't find a match. What is the name of the soundtrack?
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In parasyte the maxim, what is the name of end song and the name of the conflict song in the middle of the show? [duplicate]

I am talking about the song that happens whenever shinichi and migi fight a parasyte. In episode 17, the organ song name at 6:35. Thanks
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What is the classical piano song from Ep 13 08:39 of parasyte? [closed]

I've tried so hard to find this song and am drawing a blank. It's killing me. I thought it may have been Beethoven but I'm not sure. Please help!
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Why Migi could replace the heart but not the brain?

In the Keisejuu anime, Migi says he can't replace the brain anymore because he grew outside of it and it's already late. But later when Shinichi is about to die, he replaces his heart and fixs it, and ...
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What is the song played at 6:54 in the 5 episode of Parasyte - the Maxim? [duplicate]

Did anyone know? It's the scene when Kana looks into the eye of Shinishi, I really love this song, and it's not in the OST.
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What is migi's physical composition

I am just wondering, what is migi made of i just was watching parasyte and was wondering.
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