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They arrive in silence and darkness. They descend from the skies. They have a hunger for human flesh. They are everywhere. They are parasites, alien creatures who must invade - and take control of - a human host to survive. And once they have infected their victims, they can assume any deadly form they choose: monsters with giant teeth, winged demons, creatures with blades for hands. But most have chosen to conceal their lethal purpose behind ordinary human faces. So no one knows their secret - except an ordinary high school student. Shinji is battling for control of his own body against an alien parasite, but can he find a way to warn humanity of the horrors to come?
Won the 1993 Kodansha Manga Award for General Manga and the Seiun Award for Best Comic of the Year in 1996.
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iwaaki is a genius in storytelling, never once do u feel stagnant the story flows and flows like ur drinking from a cup. he tied up all or most of the important loose ends and made a neat clean cut ending.
Great manga but ended too abruptly
I like the character design. Why does one need to have flashy character make up? I like the quote, "Simplify, simplify, simplify". I also happen to like the philosophical approach in the manga. Its not all about the blood and gore.
Well, Psychological has always been my favorite genre, and lately, horror has become my second. THIS MANGA IS GREAT! I mean, I love it. Its defiantly one of the best I have ever read.
The ending was a bit abrupt, but its still really great. =D
A must read for everyone.
Strange and original story...
Strange and original story... Quite old styled artworks, but ok anyway. Read it for the mood !
The series has a style (art and narration) similar to Eternal Sabbath. The pacing is definite a bit faster. At first I saw "shounen" story elements, in the main character's newfound ability/powers, but no, they're not glorified. Battles are engaging; they're not deus ex machina like you'd see in a fighter, they're well-done. And the overall story stays focused and relevant even with multiple plotlines. Themes are mostly moral/interpersonal. In addition to the genres MU lists, there's also a bit Romance, School Life, Tragedy, and Drama.
Whether you're intrigued by philosophical question like, "What does it mean to be human?" and "What does it mean to be non-human?" and morality related thereto, or appreciate the well-crafted science fiction of the storyline, or enjoy the intensity of the fights, or care about the characters and their families and lovers, I don't know, but I highly recommend this series.
... Last updated on August 11th, 2007, 3:20pm
ONE SCARY MANGA...
It scared the hell out of me... Makes me paranoid actually... It's a good manga... Ended a little abruptly though but it's still all good... I love the gory, bloody scenes...
One of my favorites
This manga has a really unique feel to it. I really enjoyed that its one of those mangas that have at least a bit common sense. ^^ Its sad the manga ends so fast, but the more you chew on a topic, the more easily it becomes boring, unrealistic, or predictable. For people who get a kick of artwork: Its not really great. But you will get to like it by time.
This is one of the most interesting manga I have ever read. Thou I wish it was some what longer since the ending seemed a bit too sudden for me be but nonetheless this is definitely worth reading.
... Last updated on August 3rd, 2007, 9:41am
Comparable to "Gyo"'s philosophies of humans fusing with micro organisms.
Except, this is far better.
the whole ideology.. sucked me in. it is great. interesting how perception and opinion of something can change after a night of reading.