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Parasyte Anime's 'Special Video' Posted, Additional Cast Revealed

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Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web began streaming a special video on Friday for Kiseijū: Sei no Kakuritsu, the upcoming anime of Hitoshi Iwaaki's science-fiction horror manga Parasyte (Kiseijū).

The official website for the series has also announced additional cast members:


Miyuki Sawashiro (Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei's Maria Tarō Sekiutsu, Beelzebub's Beelzebub) as Kana Kimishima


Atsuko Tanaka (Wolf's Rain's Jagara, Ghost in the Shell's Major Motoko Kusanagi) as Ryōko Tamiya


Hiroyuki Yoshino (Toradora!'s Kōji Haruta) as Uragami


Kiyono Yasuno (Wake Up, Girls!s Tina Kobayakawa) as Yuko Tachikawa


Rena Maeda (Hunter × Hunter (TV 2011)'s Machi) as Akiho Suzuki

Previously announced cast members include:


Nobunaga Shimazaki (Free!'s Haru, Date A Live's Shido) as Shinichi Izumi


Aya Hirano (Fairy Tail's Lucy, Death Note's Misa) as Migi


Kana Hanazawa (Tokyo Ghoul's Rize, Persona 4 the Golden Animation's Marie) as Satomi Murano

Kenichi Shimizu will direct the series at Studio Madhouse with Shoji Yonemura (Guin Saga, Glass Fleet) in charge of series composition. Tadashi Hiramatsu (Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi, Karekano) is designing the characters and Ken Arai is composing the music.

Other staff members include:

The series will premiere in October.

The 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.

Iwaaki serialized the manga in Kodansha's Afternoon magazine from 1990-1995. 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 2007-2009, and Kodansha Comics republished the manga again from 2011-2012.

The manga will also get two live-action film adaptations, the first of which is slated for December.

Source: Oricon, Comic Natalie


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