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).
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.
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.