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Animax Asia Will Simulcast Parasyte -the maxim- TV Anime

posted on 2014-10-04 19:00 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge
Company will air the series across Asia beginning on October 9

The international television channel Animax Asia announced on Friday that it will air the Parasyte -the maxim- anime series across Asia within a day of the anime's airing in Japan. The station will premiere the series on October 9 and will air every Thursday at 10:00 p.m. in Jakarta (Indonesia) and Bangkok (Thailand) and 11:00 p.m. in Singapore, Malaysia, and Philippines. This will be first and exclusively on Animax.

Country Cable Operator Channel No.
SG StarHub TV Ch 532
MY Astro Ch 715
PH Skycable Ch 46
PH Cignal Digital TV Ch 34
ID BiG TV Ch 243
ID First Media Digital Jakarta Ch 52
ID First Media Analog Jakarta Ch 13
ID First Media Analog Surabaya Ch 13
ID Indovision Ch 157
ID K-Vision Ch 66
ID MQM Ch 61
ID Transvision Ch 551
ID Topas TV Ch 201

Animax Asia describes the story as follows:

Based on Hitoshi Iwaaki's award-winning manga, Parasyte -the maxim- will infuse the late 1980s–1990s classic with a modern edge by setting the stage for the parasite epidemic in present day Japan.

The story unfolds when Shinichi Izumi (voiced by Nobunaga Shumazaki, Photo Kano), an ordinary high school student, is attacked by an alien parasite. He narrowly escapes from being fully infected by a parasite known as ‘Migi’ (Japanese for ‘Right’), who only manage to assume control of Shinichi's right arm. This marks the beginning of their extraordinary friendship, as both Shinichi and Migi will learn to co-exist with each other.

The plot thickens when they encounter other man-killing parasites and find themselves caught in the battle of the two species. With them being neither fully human nor alien, which side of the battle will they choose to take?

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 in Japan on October 8.

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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