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Why is Parasyte spelled with a y in the title?

According to Wikipedia user Doceirias who translated the Del Rey version of the manga: Essentially, the word kiseiju1 is consistently translated as Parasyte, while the word kiseichu2 is translated ...
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What is the title of the song that plays during the next episode(18) previews of Parasyte -the maxim-?

Though this one sounds like a dubstep version, I think it's Hypnotik.
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Biologically speaking, is it true that there are no parasites in Parasyte?

I will use "parasite" (lower case, with an "i") to refer to the ecological relationship, and "Parasyte" (upper case, with an "y") to refer to the manga creatures. From Wikipedia on parasitism: ...
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Why is "-the Maxim-" in the title?

I believe you are right on the mark that the maxim is "Life must be protected." From what I remember, the theme is pretty consistent throughout the entire series, but the overarching idea tied to ...
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Could Kana really tell Shinichi's Migi apart from the other Parasytes, or was she just delusional?

TL;DR: It is possible, though the manga is never conclusive about that. @senshin I think Migi is able to tell one parasite from another, at least that is the case for a certain parasite. The proof is ...
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What is migi's physical composition

The Parasytes are alien organisms, made of alien cells that have similar biochemistry to ours (they feed off of our food - or us). These cells have several properties (powers if you may): All of ...
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Song played at the end of episode 20 of Parasyte

The song is called "HYPNOTIK" by Ken Arai. You can listen to the song here on YouTube. In addition to being played at the end of episode 20, it's also played throughout the show in other episodes.
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What substance Tachikawa Yuko used on the Shimada Hideo's parasyte in the art club?

The Japanese label is 油彩剥離剤, which translates to paint stripper. The principal active ingredient in historically common solvent paint strippers is dichloromethane, also called methylene chloride, ...
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Who is this person with four eyes in OP song?

I'm not sure how much further the anime series but he looks like this guy,
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Why is Parasyte spelled with a y in the title?

I believe it is intentional. Because there's no "Kiseijuu" word in Japanese. I mean the Japanese original title, "Kiseijuu," itself is a coined word; parasitized + beast. Japanese people know well ...
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What happened to Migi in the last episode?

During his stay in Gotou's collective, Migi was put under hibernation, but with a constant and pleasant flux of information sent by Gotou through Parasyte telepathy. However, you are mistaken. Migi ...
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Is there any "Word of God" or solid references proving that Parasytes cannot reproduce?

The fact that it was mentioned in the show means that it is canon reference. So in fact, no, parasytes cannot reproduce. At least technically so... If you remember, Tamura Reiko did in fact reproduce ...
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Why is Parasyte spelled with a y in the title?

Parasyte is more like parasite-scythe. Scythe is the weapon of the parasites in this anime/manga, so it's that kind of a pun. Parasyte is because the weapon of the parasites are scythes.
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Does Izumi Shinichi's parasite suffer from a lack of power because of his injury?

I suppose you know this already, but to be clear, Migi does not just lose the ability to locate other parasites when he is asleep, he is completely dormant and unable to wake up and react to danger ...
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Why are the episodes named after literary works?

Here's a partial answer pertaining to episodes 21-24. Recall that the Japanese title of the anime is "Kiseijuu - Sei no Kakuritsu", or loosely, "Parasyte - the probability of sei". The title is ...
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Track that plays during the fight scene in episode 22 of Parasyte

Found it. Apparently there's a special OST and it's the song named "creep".
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Why are the episodes named after literary works?

I haven't watched the anime (know very vaguely), but I have studied a couple of text you mentioned. Let's see... Metamorphosis: Supremely weird and rather unnerving. It's a story of a man who one day ...
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Is there any "Word of God" or solid references proving that Parasytes cannot reproduce?

I have to disagree with @FatalSleep on one point: It seems Parasytes cannot grow new cells. Since they are alien in origin, and the series cover only a couple years (Shinichi high school life), we ...
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What was the purpose of sending the parasites to Earth?

This may not be the real purpose (and as Gao Weiwei commented, there will be more hints), but Hirokawa (the leader of the cabal and mayor of the neighbor town) states during a meeting (in which Reiko ...
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What is the classical piano song from Ep 13 08:39 of parasyte?

Sounds like Ave Maria to me — not quite Schubert's version, though, I think. It sounds more like Charles Gounod's version, which apparently was composed to be superimposed with Bach's Prelude No. 1 ...
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Where to find the song that is basically "next to you" played with a different instrument?

I believe that the tune you are looking for is Next to You-Anime Version. This one is different from the Original One in the aspects of being slower and softer, and with a totally different instrument ...
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Parasyte: the Maxim OST episode 13

I believe that the tune you are looking for is Next to You-Anime Version. This one is different from the Original One in the aspects of being slower and softer, and with a totally different instrument ...
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What is the piano song from Ep 18 13:12 of parasyte?

It is the piano version of "I Am", this melody is included in the album 寄生獣 セイの格率 特典オリジナルサウンドトラック you can listen to it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXDbj4L2Y2U&list=RDmXDbj4L2Y2U
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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?

Would you happen to be looking for the track called "Full Moon"? Click here to listen to it.
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Song played on "Parasyte The Maxim" Episode 6 at time 16min30s

The song you are looking for is the Migi Theme by Ken Arai You can listen to it here This song does not seem to be included in the currently released OST
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Is there a reason Gotou and Menthuthuyoupi look so similar?

I am just referencing nhahtdh's comment as the answer since it seems he does not want to post it as an answer. But the reason that there could be similar character design in two different animes ...
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Does the Parasyte story and/or manga continue after the anime?

According to Japanese Wikipedia, the Parasyte anime adapted the whole 64 chapters (10 volumes) of the manga, as such: stage:1 - chapter 1-2 stage:2 - chapter 3-4 stage:3 - chapter 5-7 ...
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What song played right after the OP of Parasyte Episode 10?

Parasyte has some OSTs which were not released in the Vol.1 They were expected to be released in a special edition but idk what happened. Here is the OST I think you're talking about https://www....
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What's the song that plays during the basketball scene in episode 2 of Parasyte?

The music is written by Ken Arai. The soundtrack track listing is here (or here on Amazon.co.jp), where you can listen to samples of each track to check which song you're looking for.
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What is the name of the song in episode 9 starting around 10:37?

OK, I found a playlist someone posted on Reddit with the song I was looking for. https://youtu.be/CdOc3BAOKHo track 4, titled "LIZARD".
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