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Parasyte Anime Casts Daisuke Namikawa, Issei Futamata, Kazuhiko Inoue

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Takaya Aoyagi also joins cast for anime of Hitoshi Iwaaki's manga

The staff of Kiseijū: Sei no Kakuritsu, the anime of Hitoshi Iwaaki's science-fiction horror manga Parasyte (Kiseijū), announced additional cast members on Wednesday.

The additional cast will star:

Daisuke Namikawa (Brothers Conflict's Iori, Gatchaman Crowds' Jō) as Miki

Issei Futamata (Ah! My Goddess' Ohtaki-senpai, Hunter × Hunter's Botobai Gigante) as Shirō Kuramori

Kazuhiko Inoue (Naruto's Kakashi, Case Closed's Shiratori) as Gotō

Takaya Aoyagi (Hunter × Hunter's Jispa) as Kusano

The staff also announced that two Blu-ray boxes containing the anime's episodes will be released, with the first Blu-ray box containing episodes one through twelve being released on March 18, and the second Blu-ray box with episodes thirteen through twenty-four being released on July 22.

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

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's Machi) as Akiho Suzuki

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

The series premiered in October. Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs in Japan.

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 opened in Japan on November 29, and the second film will open in 2015.

Source: Comic Natalie

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