Jan 30, 2015

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Parasyte episodes 15 & 16

Yeah, I kind of knew that it would turn out this way. It didn’t go exactly as I had imagined, which is why I’m still as excited as ever, but I was spot-on in general. It’s just a damn shame that the pace has dropped a little bit.

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 15 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.41_[2015.01.29_23.37.48]So that private investigator finally saw what happened when one becomes affiliated with those parasites. His entire family was slaughtered like lambs and now they are after him to finish the job. He should’ve listened to Shinichi. That way he could’ve prevented this from happening by fleeing the city or something. But no… He knew best…

What surprised me a little is that that female parasite has become a target as well. Her obsession for Shinichi’s change and humanity in general has kind of set off the alarm amongst her kind, and so they are now targeting her because they think she’s become a threat. Now that is a pretty interesting twist that I did not see coming!

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 16 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.29_[2015.01.29_23.38.15]Of course, the spotlight goes to Shinichi and Migi once again. They are up against a freak of nature. Parasites in general are pretty freaky, but it gets worse when those two are up against five parasites that decided to take over the same body. Arms, legs and the head… All completely parasitic. All Shinichi could do was run and hide to give Migi some time to come up with a plan.

Still, Migi can have all the time in the world to plan all he wants, but even he is going to have a hard time when facing five parasites at once, especially when that old guy took over and united all of them. He morphed those legs so that he could actually catch Shinichi. Shinichi can’t even run away from that guy anymore, no matter how fast he’s become. It should be pretty interesting to see how they will deal with that monster.

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Jan 16, 2015

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Parasyte episode 14

You know, I am really getting tired of that Satomi. God she’s so incredibly selfish. Shinichi has the world on his shoulders and she is worried about losing the old Shinichi to an obviously new and improved Shinichi. Get over it, babe!

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 14 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.52_[2015.01.15_22.46.47]So Shinichi’s old parasitic teacher sent a detective after him to try and learn more about Shinichi’s change. This backfired completely. That detective, thanks to Shinichi tracking him down with his one and only ally (not counting Migi), now knows that his employer is parasite that, unlike Shinichi and his friend, eats humans. This will probably result in his and his family’s death, because that woman now probably knows that he knows, and those parasites are kind of fond of their privacy. It is only a matter of time before hell breaks loose again.

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 14 [720p].mkv_snapshot_17.39_[2015.01.15_22.47.24]So she realized that Shinichi has changed. What I find weird is that she immediately realized that part of Migi is now coursing through Shinichi’s veins. Is it because she can sense those parasitic cells that are part of Shinichi? Did she just guess correctly? I think it’s strange. I remember Migi saying that those cells are so tiny that he cannot sense or control them anymore.

I am still kind of waiting for Shinichi to cut loose. Let the guy go crazy. He is always so worried about involving innocent people in his fights. Just let us see him go wild for once. It is only a matter of time before he’s up against a small army of parasites if he is seriously planning on fighting the group of parasites that successfully infiltrated the dreadful world of politics.

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Jan 9, 2015

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Parasyte episode 13

I have had to miss out on a lot of parasitic action due to the holidays. Hell, I have to miss out on anime in general due to the holidays.  Not that I mind, I watched one or two Christmas-themed anime movies and 2 golden oldies (How’s Moving Castle and Spirited Away).

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 13 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.49_[2015.01.08_22.52.16]The one thing that bothers me most of all right now would have to be the fact that Shinichi is once again doubting himself. He is starting to realize that he is slowly starting to think logically. He is putting aside all the bad things so he can focus on the present and on the future, so that he may act properly and minimize the chances of making more mistakes. What is wrong with that!? He finally has a good thing going now that he has part of Migi flowing within him and it is actually looking pretty good. He might actually stand a chance the way he is now, yet he still doubts himself…

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 13 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.17_[2015.01.08_22.52.37]It pisses me off. Some of the parasites are becoming more and more interesting in that guy and they are now sending detectives after him to gather as much information as they can. Shinichi, the way he is, will not deal with this properly from what I have seen. He already messed up once and I am pretty sure he will mess up again.

Now then, the parasites are obviously aiming for world domination by beating the humans at their own game; politics. If one manages to get through and somehow obtains a position of power… Yeah, game over. The parasites floodgates will open from thereon out and many people will die. That just makes me all the more curious about what will happen next.

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Dec 26, 2014

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Parasyte episode 12

Parasyte comes first, of course. I did some rescheduling in order to make sure that Parasyte gets posted today instead of tomorrow or the day after tomorrow. I had to wait two weeks for this episode so it’s definitely coming first.

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 12 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.19_[2014.12.25_23.45.11]It is quite amusing to see how Migi and Shinichi interact with other nowadays. Shinichi has become a completely different person and is starting to think more logically about everything, which allows him to communicate with Migi on a level where the two actually see eye to eye from time to time, which is something that never happened before. It is really, really amusing to watch. One can actually see Shinichi become more and more like a parasite. He keeps his loved ones on a leash so that they don’t get caught in the crossfire and he is no longer worried about engaging his enemies. Well, maybe a little.

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 12 [720p].mkv_snapshot_11.50_[2014.12.25_23.45.18]You could actually see Shinichi do his best to ensure that that stalker of his stays away from him. She simply refused to listen and had to pay the ultimate price when she thought that she sensed Shinichi. What she actually sensed was a hostile parasite that ended up killing her, leaving Shinichi with a sense of guilt. That guy did his best. Not his problem.

Still, you can see that Shinichi is still fighting his demons. He is calm and his emotions are under lock and key. He is aware of that and sees everyone around him as a possible weakness. I do not understand why he feels to need to protect every single human being from these parasites. That just gives him a huge weakness that the parasites are bound to exploit sooner or later, especially since they are building their own community.

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Dec 12, 2014

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Parasyte episode 11

I am really loving how only two weeks ago (if I am not mistaken) we got two episodes without having to wait an extra week for another episode. They just keep coming out and I say let them. The more Parasyte episodes the better.

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.05_[2014.12.11_23.25.22]So Shinichi has evolved physically and mentally. We all know this. The question that everyone keeps asking themselves is how much he’s changed. I still don’t know. He is no longer scared of his fellow human being, but he is still reluctant to go into battle and comes across as a weakling from time to time. What is up with that guy?

I also dislike how Shinichi lets himself get manipulated by others. The girl with the ability to sense parasites has been following him around and now she’s even dreaming about him. He is letting himself get manipulated by her. If this carries on he might endanger the relationship he has with Satomi-chan. What an idiot.

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.04_[2014.12.11_23.25.32]Anyway, the parasites are still on the move. They are attack (random?) targets nowadays. They do seem interested in living amongst human beings, but only on their terms. That is why they wish to control it all. How would you control a large amount of people? Politics of course! The parasites came to that conclusion from what I could tell and are now trying to infiltrate the political world by killing off candidates and taking over their identity. This puts a whole new spin on everything, seeing as the parasites have never tried to form any kind of society until now. They are gathering, scheming and they seem frightfully good at it. Good luck with that, Shinichi.

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Dec 5, 2014

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Parasyte episode 10

Oh no! Who could’ve possible seen this coming? To think that a parasite would kill humans to keep its secret safe… That is a complete shock. All sarcasm aside; it really was a cool episode despite it being pretty predictable.

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_01.56_[2014.12.04_23.42.18]So Shinichi realized that he had to do something. That guy was going on a killing spree after some girl found out about his secret and covered him with acid when he tried to kill her. This left him in a very vulnerable state; he was not recovering and his senses were going wild. He basically killed every living create he would come across in order to survive. Everything was a potential enemy and could end up killing him in such a vulnerable state. That is why many people (and animals) had to die before Shinichi and Migi could get to him.

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.07_[2014.12.04_23.43.14]That’s the interesting thing about humans; there are plenty of sacrificial lambs. There always have been. It took Shinichi awhile to get ready, but he and his parasitic friend managed to kill that guy in the end. I must say that I was quite impressed by that arm and the idea to throw a rock at high speed to destroy that guy’s heart. I saw that scene three times before I continued with the rest.

Shinichi received yet another blow. His important friend almost got killed, he witnessed the deaths of his fellow students and he learned yet another valuable lessons. Time for him to stop panicking so much. He is a superhuman now. Just charge in, evade all the tentacles and kill those evil parasites one by one. No time to be hesitant.

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Nov 28, 2014

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Parasyte episodes 08 & 09

Whoop whoop! A double Parasyte episode? Does this mean there won’t be any next week? I sure hope not. If that was the case I would’ve rather saved episode nine for next week (if I could find it in myself to not watch that episode for a whole week when it’s within my reach).

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.40_[2014.11.27_15.23.36]I’ll do my best to summarize both episodes with this post. The first thing that comes to mind is how Shinichi has changed. I really like it. He is less of a coward and his way of thinking has changed too. This must be all that parasite DNA that’s currently flowing within him. He has become a lot more objective and he can actually be reasoned with now.

I also liked it when he held his own against all those bullies. His strength has skyrocketed without him becoming cocky. He is still very much passive. He attacks when someone else attacks in order to defend himself and the people around him. It took him a few weeks, but he has finally become a character worthy of the title protagonist.

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 09 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.11_[2014.11.27_15.24.16]It doesn’t end there though. A new enemy, as one could only expect, arrived on the orders of another parasite. It would seem as though they are forming their own society. This guy infiltrated Shinichi’s school in order to learn more about him. He claims his intentions are good but the way he grabbed that girl tells me otherwise.

Shinichi has a lot to do in the coming weeks. He has to keep that girl safe, seeing as she seems to have the ability to detect parasites, making her a target, and he has to keep an eye on the parasite that infiltrated his school. It is only a matter of time before he shows his true nature and forces Shinichi to kick his parasitic ass, especially if I am to believe the end of episode nine, which shows us that a fight is coming.

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Nov 21, 2014

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Parasyte episode 07

Hmm, I heard about this too, but I wasn’t sure if I could believe it. I also heard about part of Migi staying within Shinichi’s body after getting stabbed in the hart, and I immediately believed it when I saw him run, jump and hear things from afar last week.

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.41_[2014.11.20_23.12.37]So Shinichi really did meet another person like him. I could not believe it when I was first told about it (please stop sharing spoilers), but yeah, he met a chubby dude whose chin has been invaded by a parasite. It is strange that I prefer that guy’s parasite over him, but there you have it. A chubby dude that tried to take his own life (and would have succeeded if he wasn’t such a coward) ended up with a parasite that took control of his chin. That just shines a whole new light on having one take over your right arm. I’d rather prefer that than having a parasite taking over (part of) my face.

[HorribleSubs] Parasyte - the maxim - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_17.21_[2014.11.20_23.13.12]So we met this guy and we got to see how Shinichi dealt with the parasite that killed his mother and then took control of her body. He was able to fight her off without even breaking a sweat. I don’t think he actually needed Migi. He could’ve just fought her using a katana or something. That is why I don’t like the fact that she was killed by that new guy. I really think that Shinichi should’ve been the one to finish her off.

Anyway, Shinichi returns home with a lot more experience, a superhuman body and a whole new look. He got rid of his glasses and changed his hairstyle. We are basically looking at a whole new Shinichi because of what happened during these past couple of weeks, and I must say that I like what I’m seeing.

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