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#1 Feb 12 2010 at 3:44 PM Rating: Good
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Synopsis: Starting out like a terrible B-movie, spores from outer space land on Earth and hatch strange worm-like creatures. These parasites find humans and attempt to take over their bodies. The controlled humans become tentacled monsters (cue the schoolgirl jokes) with an appetite for human flesh and an innate desire to wipe out human kind. Only... some of the parasites fail to make it to their hosts' brains and instead merge with a different part of their body. Shinji, the protagonist, has one stuck in his right arm. Now he needs to fight to survive, stop the invasion... and teach his new arm Migi that maybe humans are friends, not just food.

Ok, I made it sound funnier than it actually is. This series is a horror series through and through, with gruesome deaths left and right and infrequent nude scenes. It isn't particularly good nor bad. The onemanga translations got a little choppy in the final chapters, making it harder to get the "deep" conversations, but I still didn't feel they were especially deep. It was worth reading because I was bored, but I wouldn't read it again. I give it a 5/10; nothing special, but really violent if you're into that. I picked it because it was supposedly a "psychological" genre... nope. Not really at all.
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#2 Feb 12 2010 at 8:40 PM Rating: Excellent
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Any good pictures of him looking shocked/angry while clutching the tentacle arm? Sounds like that is the only thing I'd read it for: A picture to caption "MUST NOT FAP" to.
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#3 Feb 12 2010 at 8:53 PM Rating: Good
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lolgaxe wrote:
Any good pictures of him looking shocked/angry while clutching the tentacle arm? Sounds like that is the only thing I'd read it for: A picture to caption "MUST NOT FAP" to.


Here you go:
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https://insomnia.liquidweb.com/~samehat/images/parasite.jpg

It appears that that is an actual panel from the manga, and not a photoshop.
http://samehat.blogspot.com/2007/05/new-comics-day-parasyte-redux.html
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#4 Feb 12 2010 at 9:56 PM Rating: Good
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Ha ha. That is indeed an actual pic from the manga.

Personally I liked the series. It's not great or anything but it's worth a read if you want a good action series.
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#5 Feb 13 2010 at 1:14 PM Rating: Decent
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I enjoyed it, it's a good series but indeed nothing really special. It wasn't dragged out, didn't go all that much overboard, always good.
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#6 Feb 17 2010 at 5:51 PM Rating: Decent
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Fun to read, but quite shallow. Some environmentalism was crammed into the beginning and the end, but the story really didn't support it or reflect on it for the most part.
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