Daichi Miura to Perform Ending Theme for Parasyte TV Anime

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Adaptation of Hitoshi Iwaaki's sci-fi horror manga premieres on October 8

The official website for Kiseijū: Sei no Kakuritsu (Parasyte -the maxim-), the upcoming anime of Hitoshi Iwaaki's science-fiction horror manga Parasyte, announced on Wednesday that singer Daichi Miura will perform the show's ending theme song "It's the Right Time."

Miura previously performed the theme song for the 1999 anime film Chiisana Kyōjin Microman: Daigekisen! Microman VS Saikyō Senshi Gorgon. Miura released his Daichi Miura Live Tour 2014 - The Entertainer DVD and Blu-ray Disc on Wednesday in Japan.

Kenichi Shimizu will direct the 24-episode 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. Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas is performing the opening theme song "Let Me Hear."

Other staff members include:

  • Chief Animation Director: Toshiyuki Komaru
  • Art Director: Fuminao Akai
  • Color Design: Ken Hashimoto
  • Director of Photography: Akane Fukuhara
  • CG Director: Naoya Fukushi
  • Editing: Kashiko Kimura
  • Sound Director: Tomoaki Yamada

The series stars:

  • Nobunaga Shimazaki as Shinichi Izumi
  • Aya Hirano as Migi
  • Kana Hanazawa as Satomi Murano
  • Miyuki Sawashiro as Kana Kimishima
  • Atsuko Tanaka as Ryōko Tamiya
  • Hiroyuki Yoshino as Uragami
  • Kiyono Yasuno as Yuko Tachikawa
  • Rena Maeda as Akiho Suzuki

The series will premiere on October 8.

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.


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