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Peacemaker's Minagawa to Draw Parasyte 1-Shot Manga

posted on by Kiara Valdez

The April issue of Kodansha's Afternoon magazine is announcing on Wednesday that manga creator Ryōji Minagawa will collaborate with Parasyte (Kiseijū) creator Hitoshi Iwaaki to draw "Perfect Solider", a one-shot based on the Parasyte story. The magazine teases that even in a desert region plagued by war, there are Parasytes. The one-shot is part of a monthly series of original "Neo Kiseijū" (Neo Parasyte) stories by different creators.

The Parasyte (Kiseijū) manga takes place in a world where alien beings called Parasites come to Earth and start taking over humans by entering in through their noses and ears and attaching themselves to their brains. One alien called Migi is only able to take over high school student Shinichi Izumi's right arm, and is unable to control Shinichi completely. Migi and Shinichi learn to co-exist, and the two battle other Parasites who see humans only as food.

Minagawa began his Peacemaker manga in 2007 in Shueisha's Ultra Jump magazine.

Iwaaki serialized Parasyte (Kiseijū) in Kodansha's Afternoon magazine from 1990 to 1995. Mixxine, the company that eventually became Tokyopop, published Parasyte in its Mixxine magazine and later in compiled book volumes. Del Rey then republished the series from 2007 to 2009, and Kodansha Comics republished the manga again from 2011 to 2012.

Parasyte will get two live-action film adaptations by director Takashi Yamazaki (live-action Space Battleship Yamato, Always: Sunset on Third Street), the first opened in November and the second is slated for April 25. The anime series premiered in October. Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs in Japan.

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