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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 literally as parasite. The creatures themselves are referred to either as kiseichu or parasaito. The word kiseiju only appears one time (if memory serves) and ...


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Though this one sounds like a dubstep version, I think it's Hypnotik.


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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: Parasitism is a non-mutual symbiotic relationship between species, where one species, the parasite, benefits at the expense of the other, the host. (...) Unlike ...


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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 the maxim is that all life is valuable, regardless of species. It's a bit philosophical for an anime about aliens that hijack human bodies and blend in so they ...


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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 given on Page 194 in Volume 9 of the manga: So if Kana can reach the level of Migi in detecting and differentiating the signals emitted by the parasites, then ...


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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 them work as brain cells. The intellect of a parasyte is varied, but directly proportional to its size. It is shown when Migi divides, the divisions are dumber. ...


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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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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, which has serious health risks including death. Symptoms of acute overexposure to dichloromethane via inhalation include: difficulty concentrating, dizziness, ...


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I'm not sure how much further the anime series but he looks like this guy,


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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 about the word "Kiseichu", that means parasite. Here, "Juu" means animals especially something dangerous or beasts, and "Chu" is bugs. I think this is why "...


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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 did not go anywhere. He remained as Shinichi's right arm. Since the beginning of the series, Migi can delegate control of his muscle structure to Shinichi ...


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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 via the human body and gave birth to human offspring. However, what about parasytes? Well, no, parasytes cannot reproduce, however, there isn't anything ...


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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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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 during the sleep. The information about his weaknesses is given by Migi himself on Page 190 in Volume 2: The conclusion is Shinichi's parasite Migi does not ...


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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 written in Japanese with sei in katakana, which is a non-semantic syllabary, rather than in kanji. This makes it unclear what the intended meaning of the word sei ...


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Found it. Apparently there's a special OST and it's the song named "creep".


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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 wakes up to find that he has turned into a human-size cockroach. The story focuses on the transformation of one's humanity (hence, metamorphosis) in a surreal ...


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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 have no info on the lifespan of parasyte cells. But we have info proving that parasytes cannot grow new cells: Migi's 30% lost inside Shinichi. If Migi could ...


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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 Tamura was present at the time, but did not object) that Parasytes were sent to earth as a counter to the environmental damage humans were doing. Whether this ...


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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 in C major, BWV 846 — so it may only be the Prelude itself?


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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 playing it and from the other Anime Version in the same terms. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find it in any of the OSTs. It might be an unreleased ...


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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 playing it and from the other Anime Version in the same terms. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find it in any of the OSTs. It might be an unreleased ...


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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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Would you happen to be looking for the track called "Full Moon"? Click here to listen to it.


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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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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 could be due to: Author Influence Limit in number of designs(birthday paradox) Tracing(unlikely)


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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 stage:4 - chapter 7-9 stage:5 - chapter 10-12 stage:6 - chapter 12-14 stage:7 - chapter 14-17 stage:8 - chapter 17-20 stage:9 - chapter 20-22 ...


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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.youtube.com/watch?v=Tvj46wuhM3o


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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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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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