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Kiseijuu  
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Description
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.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
Паразит
寄生兽
寄生獣
ปรสิตเดรฉาน
Kiseijū
Parasite (IWAAKI Hitoshi)
Parasyte

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Latest Release(s)
v.10 c.64 by Gantz_Waitingroom (2584d ago)
v.10 c.63 by Gantz_Waitingroom (2594d ago)
v.10 c.62 by Gantz_Waitingroom (2604d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Tankoubon - Complete)
8 Volumes (Kanzenban - Complete)
4 Volumes (Shinsouban - Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
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Forum
3 topics, 21 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (1174 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.55 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 21st 2014, 11:46am PST

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Year
1990

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Afternoon (Kodansha)
Manga Box (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Kodansha Comics & Del Rey [Add] (8 Omnibus - Complete)
TokyoPop & Mixx Manga [Add] (12 Volumes - Complete/Defunct)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #294 decreased(-4)
Monthly Pos #235 decreased(-84)
3 Month Pos #168 increased(+26)
6 Month Pos #238 increased(+78)

List Stats
On 628 reading lists
On 918 wish lists
On 2981 completed lists
On 54 unfinished lists
On 277 custom lists

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Forum Posts
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GREAT.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Dragonfiremule
January 14th, 2008, 12:58am
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.
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Strange and original story...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by lif2
December 30th, 2007, 2:54pm
Strange and original story... Quite old styled artworks, but ok anyway. Read it for the mood !
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:o   
Rating: N/A
by myopius
August 11th, 2007, 3:18pm
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
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ONE SCARY MANGA...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by ayachan182
August 4th, 2007, 4:08am
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...
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One of my favorites   
Rating: N/A
by basejump
August 3rd, 2007, 11:33am
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.
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Worth it   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Dragoness
August 3rd, 2007, 9:40am
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
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Fantastic.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Limu
July 17th, 2007, 8:34pm
Comparable to "Gyo"'s philosophies of humans fusing with micro organisms.

Except, this is far better.
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pulled in   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by paradoX
July 9th, 2007, 7:45pm
the whole ideology.. sucked me in. it is great. interesting how perception and opinion of something can change after a night of reading.

absolutely worth checking out. 8/10
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kiseijuu   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by thafeend
June 9th, 2007, 1:42pm
its a great series. kind of annoying however that they stopped scanlating with only under 5 chaps left. the scanlation teams need to work onn projects like this, not everyone doing naruto and bleach. ramblings aside, its a great series, thatll keep u on ur toes. once u start reading, youll be in for a surprise, and expect a few twists along the way
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Better than it sounds!   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by pearlesque
June 6th, 2007, 7:34am
At first I thought that the plot sounded silly -- an alien living in a guy's hand? -- but seriously, this is very cool and makes you think about how fictional the idea of a universal morality really is. The comparisons between an alien culture and human psychology are just beyond awesome. Not to mention that the central character's eventual change -- both in outlook and in biology -- is so powerful and personal. Very gripping, fast-paced and well-written! Don't miss this manga. smile

... Last updated on June 12th, 2007, 9:22am
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