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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. Shinichi 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
الطفيلي
寄生兽
寄生獣
ปรสิตเดรฉาน
Kiseijū
Parasite (IWAAKI Hitoshi)
Parasitic Beasts
Parasyte

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Latest Release(s)
v.10 c.64 by Gantz_Waitingroom (2822d ago)
v.10 c.63 by Gantz_Waitingroom (2833d ago)
v.10 c.62 by Gantz_Waitingroom (2842d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Tankoubon - Complete)
8 Volumes (Kanzenban - Complete)
10 Volumes (Shinsouban - Complete)
8 Volumes (Bunkoban - Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 10, Chap 64

User Reviews
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Forum
4 topics, 27 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (1307 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.55 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 4th 2015, 3:04pm PST


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Year
1990

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Afternoon (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Kodansha USA (8 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #415 increased(+40)
Monthly Pos #395 decreased(-121)
3 Month Pos #255 decreased(-61)
6 Month Pos #202 decreased(-73)

List Stats
On 730 reading lists
On 1000 wish lists
On 3488 completed lists
On 62 unfinished lists
On 322 custom lists

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Forum Posts
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Wow!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by luzzz
October 11th, 2008, 1:43am
This manga was awesome, and unique in regards to its interesting premise. I was on the edge of my seat the whole way through, and finished the manga in one sitting. The most attractive thing to me about the manga was the development of the relationship between Shinji and Migi. The only complaint I have about the manga is how they draw Shinji's girlfriend. 95% of the time she's drawn like a 40 year-old, and as a consequence it always feels weird when she and Shinji are drawn in the same frame.
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good   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by Jack_T
October 5th, 2008, 1:11am
this is one wierd manga, its only ten volumes long, its a decent story and it doesnt take up too much of your time.

read it if your waiting for a release of your favorite manga to finally come out.
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natural storyteller   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by itachi187
June 8th, 2008, 4:08am
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.
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Great manga but ended too abruptly   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by azn500
May 23rd, 2008, 4:41am
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.
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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.

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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.

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