Parasyte -the maxim- Episode Guide

Wednesdays, on NTV

30 minutes

Parasyte centers on a 17-year-old teen named Shinichi Izumi, who lives with his mother and father in a quiet neighborhood in Tokyo. One night, worm-like creatures called Parasites appear on Earth, taking over the brains of human hosts by entering through their ears or noses. One Parasite attempts to crawl into Shinichi's ear while he sleeps, but fails as Shinichi is wearing headphones, and enters his body by burrowing into his arm instead. In the Japanese version, it takes over his right hand and is named Migi , after the Japanese word for 'right'; Tokyopop's version, in which the images are flipped horizontally, has the Parasite take over Shinichi's left hand and it is named Lefty. Because Shinichi was able to prevent Migi from travelling further up into his brain, both beings retain their separate intellect and personality. As the duo encounter other Parasites, they capitalize on their strange situation and gradually form a strong bond, working together to survive. This gives them an edge in battling other Parasites who frequently attack the pair upon realization that Shinichi's human brain is still intact. Shinichi feels compelled to fight other Parasites, who devour humans as food, while enlisting Migi's help.

Episode Guide

24 episodes

  • 24 episodes
    24 episodes
    • s1e24Parasyte
      March 25, 2015
    • s1e23Life and Oath
      March 18, 2015
    • s1e22Quiescence and Awakening
      March 11, 2015
    • s1e21Sex and Spirit
      March 4, 2015
    • s1e20Crime and Punishment
      February 25, 2015
    • s1e19In Cold Blood
      February 18, 2015
    • s1e18More Than Human
      February 11, 2015
    • s1e17The Adventure of the Dying Detective
      February 4, 2015
    • s1e16Happy Family
      January 28, 2015
    • s1e15Something Wicked This Way Comes
      January 21, 2015
    • s1e14The Selfish Gene
      January 14, 2015
    • s1e13Hello Sadness
      January 7, 2015
    • s1e12Heart
      December 24, 2014
    • s1e11The Blue Bird
      December 10, 2014
    • s1e10What Mad Universe
      December 3, 2014
    • s1e9Beyond Good and Evil
      November 26, 2014
    • s1e8Freezing Point
      November 26, 2014
    • s1e7A Dark Night's Passing
      November 19, 2014
    • s1e6The Sun Also Rises
      November 12, 2014
    • s1e5The Stranger
      November 5, 2014
    • s1e4Tangled Hair
      October 29, 2014
    • s1e3Symposium
      October 22, 2014
    • s1e2The Devil in the Flesh
      October 15, 2014
    • s1e1The Metamorphosis
      October 8, 2014