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Parasyte -the maxim- / Kiseijū: Sei no Kakuritsu

Well how about that. I figured as much.

Tweets from April 2, Episode 23

Q. Well Parasyte only has 2 episodes left on the Toonami block. What’s next?

A. Then we can all cry together.

What’s next? Grab the bleach and clean up the blood splatter.

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4/6/2016 9:45:48 AM

Parasyte -the maxim- invaded Toonami in October 2015, and what a heart pounding (and, at times, heart-breaking) ride it has been. Since the last episode is airing this Saturday, April 9, 2016, we thought we’d end this series with a bang for our Toonami faithful audience!

We wanted to give our amazing Toonami viewers a chance to win some awesome **Parasyte -the maxim- swag. Enter for a chance to win:

A Parasyte -the maxim- button AND…

… a “Migi Was Right” T-Shirt in Your Size!

###Official Rules for the Parasyte Pryze

Please note that the giveaway will only be available to entrants who are 18 years old or older and are also residents of the continental USA.

Here’s how it’ll work.

First, visit Sentai’s Twitter.

Then, Retweet this post:

Share your favorite memory from Parasyte -the maxim- and include the #Parasyte hashtag. It can be your favorite quote from the show, a screenshot, a gif, or a description of your favorite scene.

Sentai Filmworks will select a random winner among the responses to win the Parasyte Pryze on Saturday, April 9th at 11:00 PM CST, so be sure to join the Live Tweet that night. We’ll reach out to the winner via Direct Message on Twitter and announce who won during Parasyte -the maxim-'s second commercial break.

###Another Parasyte Pryze Coming on April 9

We have ANOTHER giveaway coming your way, but you’ll have to tune in on Saturday night to see it. We’ll announce this special prize for our loyal Toonami viewers at 11:00 PM CST on our Twitter and Facebook page.

4/8/2016 1:08:39 PM

Parasyte -the maxim- Collection 1 released this week, and Collection 2 will be following shortly on July 5, 2016.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the show, Parasyte -the maxim- is a supernatural horror anime that follows a high school student, Shinichi Izumi, after his right hand is taken over by a highly sentient parasite. Reluctantly forced into this symbiotic relationship, Shinichi names his parasyte Migi and begins his dark decent into a secret world where the monsters aren’t always who they appear to be.

Equal parts morality story, shounen adventure, and horror thriller, Shinichi and Migi (and, in turn, the viewer) encounter several situations that make them question their existence. We thought we’d look back at a few of these insights from the show.


###Episode 3: “Symposium”
When Mr. A comes to Shinichi’s school to kill him, Migi implies that staying in the center of the throng of students is the safest place for them. Migi even describes the mass of students around them as “a wall of flesh.” Perhaps, if you think about it, from a purely objective point of view, that’s exactly what we are.

###Episode 4: “Tangled Hair”
Shortly after Mr. A attacked Shinichi’s school, leaving student and teacher bodies in his wake, Shinichi remarks how quickly they returned to their normal routine. Maybe it’s because his thinking is already altered by Migi’s presence, but we like to think that life normalizes to recover from tragedy, rather than forget it entirely.

###Episode 2: “The Devil in the Flesh”
The series opens with reports of “Mincemeat Murders.” For those who haven’t seen the show, we’re sure the description lends itself to imagination. A parasyte remarks that humans are horrified to see their own kind treated in the same way they treat food animals. It’s objective statements like this, distant and inhuman, that punctuate the deep contrasts of the story.

###Episode 10: “What Mad Universe”
Shinichi and Migi discuss the concept of blame as they prepare to take down Shimada after another terrifying attack on their school. Migi points out that humanity’s standards to assign blame are arbitrary. Are our standards for right or wrong arbitrary? Are they assigned by the law? Or are our standards rooted in that deeper human conscious? It’s all up for discussion.

###Episode 11: “The Blue Bird”
In Hirokawa’s speech for mayor, he mentions that the environment is suffering as a result of humanity’s influence. The show looks into the environmental consequences of humanity’s lack of foresight several times, but this particular quote stuck out to us.

###Episode 20: Crime and Punishment
Serial killer and human parasyte sensor Uragami is taken along on a sting to expose and exterminate parasytes. When confronted with the brutality of the commander in charge, Yamagishi, Uragami (of all people) is the one to make the following remark. Sometimes, in Parasyte -the maxim- it’s hard to tell who the monsters are: the humans or the parasytes.

###Episode 11: “The Blue Bird”
Let’s end this on a hopeful note. Shinichi’s feelings for Murano anchored him to his humanity. Maybe what makes us human is those feelings for our friends, family, causes, and loves.


What are your favorite moments from the show? What quotes or situations make your brain go down the philosophical rabbit hole? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Tumblr!

4/10/2016 10:52:34 PM

Sentai Filmworks will be leaving the Toonami block, so we’ll just have to wait and see when the next adventure will start.

Until then, we wanted to offer our Toonami faithful audience a free temporary parting gift!

###Available for 48 Hours: Parasyte -the maxim- HD Wallpapers

These HD Parasyte -the maxim- Wallpapers will be available for only 48 hours, from:

April 9th 11:00 PM CST to April 11th 11:00 PM CST

###HD Desktop Wallpaper Download (1920 x 1200)
###HD Mobile Wallpaper Download (1080x1920)

###Go here to download

###Enjoy Your Free Parasyte -the maxim- Gifts!

These free downloadable gifts will only be available until April 11, 2016 11:00PM CST. Thank you all for your support!

Want to see Sentai back on Toonami? Make sure you tell Toonami what Sentai Filmworks titles you’d like to see!

**Favorite Parasyte Moments**

Tweets from April 9, Episode 24 (Finale)

Toonami - Bumpset 41 Parasyte Open