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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)
Parasitic Beasts
Parasyte

Groups Scanlating

Latest Release(s)
v.10 c.64 by Gantz_Waitingroom (2646d ago)
v.10 c.63 by Gantz_Waitingroom (2656d ago)
v.10 c.62 by Gantz_Waitingroom (2665d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Tankoubon - Complete)
8 Volumes (Kanzenban - Complete)
10 Volumes (Shinsouban - Complete)
2 Volumes (Bunkoban - Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1

User Reviews
N/A

Forum
3 topics, 24 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (1213 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.55 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 29th 2014, 1:29am 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 #134 decreased(-45)
Monthly Pos #68 increased(+4)
3 Month Pos #117 increased(+45)
6 Month Pos #137 increased(+84)

List Stats
On 684 reading lists
On 948 wish lists
On 3127 completed lists
On 56 unfinished lists
On 292 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Parasyte Gets Anime 22 days, 18 hours, 48 minutes ago
Parasyte anime? 2447 days, 18 hours, 54 minutes ago
So excited! New chapters of Kiseijuu 2645 days, 12 hours, 20 minutes ago

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Good shit   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by EvilTomte
February 18th, 2007, 8:22am
This is good shit. Can't describe it much better than the other comments or the description, but it's fun and involving. The alien vs human relationships are very interesting, imo. I love it.

Just wish they'd finish scanlating it now.
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AWESOME   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ranmaru
February 1st, 2007, 2:14pm
I'm speechless.....
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Migi is funny   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by ChaperonNoir
December 9th, 2006, 10:04pm
The little Alien that lives in his right hand is so cute . Makes you laugh too. Read this!
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Kiseijuu   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Shily
December 5th, 2006, 4:35pm
Initially, Kiseijuu was >really< interesting to read. The artwork is kinda stiff, but the story made up for that. I loved it. However, the last volume, which was abrupt & forced, disappointed me. I didn't feel satisfied at all. It ruined the whole series. =.='
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great work   
Rating: N/A
by fifthtouch
August 1st, 2006, 10:07pm
This manga is awesome!! Full of blood and gore. The storyline is good too. U guys got to check this masterpiece fast
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Kiseijuu   
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by Isabel
April 2nd, 2006, 1:10am
This is definately an awsome manga, but a word of caution-- it is graphic. It starts out almost cute, but very quickly gets rough. For squeamish people like me its torture because the story is good enough to keep me coming back, and the violence is enough to keep me up. Definately have lost sleep over this one. But if you can stomach some gore, and don't read it right before bed, truely captivating.
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Great Manga!   
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by zo-sama
February 1st, 2006, 8:57pm
OHMYGOSH! I just realized that this series was also known as Parasyte! I read this series a couple of years ago and was very impressed by it. Very involving! Don't hesitate to check this out.
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Kiseiju   
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by Anonymous
November 18th, 2005, 2:32am
This manga is delicious, lots of blood, gore and aliens!
My favourite manga!
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