Mar 26, 2015

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Parasyte episode 24

And so our happy ending finally arrives. Parasyte truly was a stroke of brilliance. This author isn’t all that known when compared to some of the others out there. He really did it big when he created Parasyte. This anime adaption is one to be remembered for sure.

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 24 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.29_[2015.03.25_23.39.44]So things went back to normal or as normal as things get in a world where parasitic killing machines live amongst you. They adapted to the human way of life. They started eating the same food, doing work to earn money and they seemed to have learned to control themselves, which goes to show that a display of necessary force was all that was really needed to get them to back down. Well, that and the fact that Shinichi and Migi killed the strongest of them last week. I guess this means that humans are once again on top of the food chain in the world of Parasyte.

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 24 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.51_[2015.03.25_23.40.14]Now then, I knew that insane killer would show up again at some point. I had no idea it was going to go down that way, but I am not entirely sure I disliked it. The only thing that I disliked is that I have no idea if he survived or not. I mean, a superhuman punch to the face from an emotional boyfriend trying to save his girlfriend sounds pretty damaging to me…

Nevertheless, humanity has won and Shinichi survived all of his trials and has started a new chapter in his life. He is going to finish school, work on his relationship and hope that one day he might be able to speak to Migi again. I’ll admit that I don’t see the value of Migi going to sleep for a long time, but it do think it’s a nice touch. Well done, Mr. Iwaaki (the author).

 

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Mar 19, 2015

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Parasyte episode 23

Good episode. We all knew that Migi was still alive and that he would return to Shinichi, so I am not going to moan about it being predictable or anything. It was only to be expected, otherwise the story would’ve been pointless.

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 23 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.30_[2015.03.18_23.12.59]So Shinichi went back there to face that supposedly invincible monster on his own. One superhuman versus a monster that consist out of several parasites and one parasitic overlord. I thought it was kind of weird that he returned with that rusty chopper, but in the end he managed to do incredible damage with a rusty piece of metal that was supposedly poisonous due to all sorts of chemicals and whatnot. That poison destroyed Gotou’s body, causing all the other parasites to fear for their survival, and allowing Migi to return to Shinichi’s side.

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 23 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.51_[2015.03.18_23.13.11]It was quite an interesting turn of events, I’ll give ‘em that, but I believe it could’ve been executed a bit better to be very honest. I mean, Migi exited his body after taking down some vital organs. Why when the poison was all that was necessary for the other parasites to run amok? Was that the cherry on top of the cake or was it just to make sure?

Either way; Shinichi chopped down Gotou before he got the chance to regenerate. Smart move. You don’t want a monster like that running around. You’d be looking over your shoulder for the rest of your life if you’d let him live. But still, part of me believes that there’s more bad stuff coming. After all; that murderer was quite interested in Shinichi and he did manage to escape, remember? I am pretty sure I am right about this.

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Mar 12, 2015

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Parasyte episode 22

It’s really a shame that I have to keep this episode short. I wanted to write a lot more about it, but I am short on time and quite frankly; a big part of this episode was not nearly as good as I hoped it would be. I suppose I simply did not see this coming.

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 22 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.37_[2015.03.11_23.15.44]So Shinichi and Migi decided to stand against that monster. They didn’t want to involve civilians so they drove to a quiet area in the mountains where they tried to ambush him. I say tried because they failed completely at great cost. Migi was left behind and was somehow captured by that guy, seeing as we were told that he was not yet dead.

I found this episode to be a little strange because Shinichi wound up in some old lady’s care and he couldn’t really remember everything. I honestly do not see the point of that yet and feel that the author could’ve come up with something a bit better. Still, I have no doubt that Shinichi is going back there to try and get his parasitic friend back. We’ll just have to wait and see how.

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Mar 5, 2015

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Parasyte episode 21

Okay, this was an expectable outcome but I do not at all like how things went down. It has a strange twist that made this episode and the last few episodes seem quite odd. I wonder why they did it like this to be honest.

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 21 [720p].mkv_snapshot_11.45_[2015.03.04_23.50.20]I was really looking forward to seeing this episode. That super parasite was absolutely unstoppable. Wave after wave of soldiers came in and only ended up getting killed without even doing any real damage. You can shoot him with machine guns, shotguns or even grenade launchers. It won’t do you any good because he’ll either dodge it all or he’ll use a shield to reflect the bullets. You can’t hope to beat something like that with standard weaponry. They said something about napalm strikes and whatnot, but I doubt that something like that would be enough to kill him. He’d just run like hell or somehow shield himself from it.

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 21 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.10_[2015.03.04_23.50.33]What bothered me is that these episodes were all about humanity striking back. About humanity taking control over this parasitic threat. Then I am shown a scene where Shinichi suddenly wakes up in his bed and the viewer, me, are left to wonder if the past few episodes actually happened or if it was all a dream that Shinichi had.

So what if Shinichi, thanks to that girl, finally became a man after all this time? I am more interesting in knowing how he’s going to deal with that monster. He cannot fight it head and with tactics he’d probably only get one chance to do some damage, and even that probably wouldn’t be enough to finish him off. I really, really want to know!

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Feb 26, 2015

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Parasyte episode 20

Now this was a very eventful episode. A lot of death and destruction that you don’t often see in anime. It’s usually censored in order to protect the viewers, but not with Parasyte. That’s probably what I liked most about this show.

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 20 [720p].mkv_snapshot_08.03_[2015.02.26_00.12.34]So humankind decided to fight against this parasitic threat that has been terrorizing the country for months now. It was quite shocking to see how those armed forces were willing to allow a few human sacrifices if it meant killing those parasites. They usually avoid that in anime or at least censor it to prevent viewers from complaining.

The real question is how they plan on killing the one human body that houses five or six parasites. You can shoot him and he won’t die, you can stab him and he won’t die and you can probably throw a grenade or two at him and he’ll still find a way to survive. How are those soldiers supposed to kill something like that when Shinichi and Migi couldn’t do anything but run from him?

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 20 [720p].mkv_snapshot_17.53_[2015.02.26_00.13.02]I also noticed that those soldiers aren’t really familiar with those parasites. They only know so much. I mean, they successfully escorted a bunch of people out and identified a parasite. They immediately shot and killed it, which was fine, but they thought that they could continue with that strategy and that all would be fine. It is troubling because they already seemed to know that those parasites can detect one another, so why didn’t they assume that they would become suspicious when one of them suddenly disappeared? They must’ve known that the other parasites would notice and that they would do anything to survive.

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Feb 19, 2015

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Parasyte episode 19

Awesome Parasyte episode! I bet a lot of people have been waiting for this to happen. I would doubt that these creatures could continue their killing spree without anything ever happening to them. There are always consequences.

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 19 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.28_[2015.02.18_23.57.30]So Shinichi came out of it pretty well. That killer, whose ability to sense parasites is probably similar to the girl that got killed a few weeks ago, did not tell the police that Shinichi was part parasite. He either couldn’t tell because Migi was asleep or he could tell and chose not to say anything out of fear or curiosity. My money is on the latter. His response was not exactly innocent. He could definitely tell that there was something different about Shinichi. The fact that he thought that he saw something inhuman proves that. I doubt that this is the last we’ve seen of it.

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 19 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.10_[2015.02.18_23.57.55]Anyway, the bit where probably a lot of fans have been waiting for is humanity’s turn to take the fight to them. Yes. They may learn very quickly and they have all sorts of weapons that cut everything apart at high speed. Does that make them invincible? Of course not. Humanity has guns, bombs and all sorts of technology that they could use to turn the tables on those parasites.

Are those soldiers doing it properly? Maybe. Things seem to be going smoothly because they are escorting and scanning only seven people at a time. It’s a slow process, but it’s only a matter of time before the rest of those parasites get nervous and refuse to play along, especially that mayor and the one with the five parasites.

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Feb 12, 2015

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Parasyte episode 18

Things are really getting interesting in Parasyte. The only bad part is that it’ll end in a few more episodes. I would’ve loved it if there were at least two dozen more episodes. I also tried the live action Parasyte; it sucks.

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 18 [720p].mkv_snapshot_02.46_[2015.02.11_23.17.40]Anyway, that female parasite that has been giving Shinichi and Migi so much trouble since she transferred into Shinichi’s school has finally met her end. She told Shinichi everything that she wanted to say before she was forced to protect that baby from bullets. Those idiot cops didn’t really care about that baby when they were firing at her. They just took aim and emptied their magazines without even thinking twice about that child. It just proved that her intentions were somewhat honest, even if her methods may have been questionable.

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 18 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.22_[2015.02.11_23.18.17]What surprised me more is that there was another person like the girl that got killed a few weeks ago. He, just like that girl, has the ability to sense parasites somehow. This guy is a serial killer that is now working for the government and he is sitting face to face with Shinichi. This should turn out to be quite interesting.

This could go two face at this point. Shinichi could walk out of there without any problem because Migi is asleep. Or Shinichi could be attacked or detained because that guy managed to successfully identify Migi. Either way, I don’t think Shinichi is going to let himself get captured without trying to fight or escape that facility. I really want to see the next episode.

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Feb 6, 2015

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Parasyte episode 17

I have a huge time shortage. I never thought I’d been keeping a single Parasyte post short, but time is not on my side this day. Things are slowly making sense again. Last week’s twist a tad bit unexpected, but things are slowly moving in the old direction once more.

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 17 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.35_[2015.02.05_22.52.31]So that woman is finally getting what she deserves, huh? She has been playing Shinichi ever since they met and although I somehow don’t think she’s evil like most of them, I think she still needs to go due to the fact that she poses a threat to Shinichi. She knows too much and she is too dangerous. She is starting to get smarter than the other parasites and it shows. She defeated three of them on her own.

It’s funny that she defeated three of them and that Shinichi couldn’t do a darn thing against a one body with five parasites. I suppose it’s easier when you have a chance to fight parasites one on one. Nevertheless, she is definitely going to die next week. Those cops are right behind her and Migi won’t act up with that many people around. I can only hope that the baby doesn’t become just another victim.

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