One of the manga’s most important aspects is its fantastic array of characters, which ties everything together.
Having inspired an excellent anime series as well as a terrific live-action film, Parasyte is without a doubt one of the best science fiction, action, and horror manga series around. It’s one of the best mangas out there since it blends so many different components. One element of the manga, on the other hand, acts like super glue holding a model plane together. This piece is the incredible cast of characters created for this planet by mangaka Hitoshi Iwaaki.
You might have missed a lot about these characters if you only saw them the first time. That’s why we spent some time compiling a list of some of Parasyte’s most interesting tidbits.
1. KANA COULDN’T SENSE SHINICHI, BUT SHE COULD SENSE PARASITES
Due to Kana Kimishima’s death, this may have been obvious, yet many manga readers and anime viewers have missed this one detail quite a few times. Kana believes she and Shinichi are meant to be together. She thinks they’re meant to be together since she can feel him more than anybody else.
To her tragic demise by a rogue parasite, the manga and anime do an excellent job of making us question if this is genuine or not. In the end, it turned out that while she couldn’t detect Shinichi, she was able to detect parasites. Sadly, she only discovered this after it was too late.
2. URAGAMI’S PARASITE SENSE IS THE BEST IN THE SERIES
Uragami, the series’ lone human enemy and serial killer, has the ability to detect parasites, as does Kana Kimishima. Uragami, on the other hand, has a considerably sharper parasite sense than Kana. Parasite sense is so strong in Uragami that he can find exactly where Migi was on Shinichi by sensing where the parasite is located on the target.
Uragami’s parasite sense is far more powerful than Kana’s, but it is also performed differently. Kana is able to detect brainwaves released by others, whereas Uragami relies solely on instinct to do so.
3. REIKO IS MOST LIKELY THE MOST INTELLIGENT PARASITE
Reiko was a highly intelligent parasite, unlike the rest of her type. As a result, her intelligence made her more human than the others of her kind.. Instead of discarding her new host’s identification like the rest of her race, she took on the identity of her new host due to her intense curiosity in humans and others like herself.
When three parasites attack her, she fools them into thinking she is going insane, and she uses this illusion to take them out of the fight.
4. GOTOU CONTROLS FIVE PARASITES AT ONCE
It may come as a shock to learn that a large percentage of those who have experienced Parasyte were unaware of this particular nuance. Gotou, like Miki, is shown to be a host body shared by five different parasites, just like Miki. All of the body’s appendages are covered in parasites.
Miki, on the other hand, can only handle three of the host’s five parasites, whilst Gotou can control all five. This is heightened by the fact that his name is a pun on the kanji for “five,” and is pronounced similarly.
5. GOTOU IS ABLE TO CONTROL MORE THAN FIVE PARASITES AT ONCE
As a parasite, this is probably a significant problem to you. With all humor aside, this is an impressive feat in the universe of Parasyte; if one of the characters has difficulties controlling three parasites at once, think how powerful Gotou must be to control over five parasites at once!
Oddly enough, we have no idea how many parasites Gotou can slay at once. Until now, no details have been given about that ability. If it weren’t for Gotou’s poisoning, it would have been possible to keep Migi trapped.
6. MIGI IS INSPIRED BY ALIEN HAND SYNDROME
Shinichi is suffering from Alien Hand Syndrome, which sounds like what Migi is doing to him. This syndrome’s explanation sounds a lot like what’s happening right now, so bear with us as we explain. The condition known as “Alien Hand Syndrome” refers to a condition in which a person’s hand moves around uncontrollably. They also have no control over the limb as it moves.
No, I don’t think it’s a coincidence that Migi and Shinichi have a similar relationship. If you had Alien Hand Syndrome and your hands morphed into huge knives.
7. IN THE ORIGINAL MANGA, MIGI IS GENDER NEUTRAL
In the untranslated manga ofParasyte, Migi’s gender is never specified nor is it addressed. He is referred to as “Watashi” in real life. This pronoun, which means “I” or “myself” in English, is gender-neutral and can be translated as “I” or “myself” in Japanese. This is attributed to the structure of the Japanese language’s sentences and syntax.
Assuming that the parasites don’t have genders, we’d say it’s unlikely that any of them have genders. Until they find a host, they’re merely a splotchy tiny blob.
8. MIGI IMPROVED SHINICHI’S EYESIGHT (ANIME ONLY)
While Shinichi has perfect eyesight in the manga, he begins wearing spectacles on a daily basis in the anime version of Parasyte. Migi’s attachment to Shinichi’s arm is shown in the series to increase all of his senses, in case you missed it. This suggests that his vision has also improved.
As a result of this, Migi’s glasses were rendered ineffective by Migi’s steady flow of sense upgrades.
This might be interpreted as a nod to Spider-Man and the abilities he gained through his spider powers.
9. SHINICHI’S EMOTIONS REACTED WEIRDLY WITH MIGI’S FUSION
Migi’s fusion affected Shinichi’s senses and physical talents in a way that was far more profound than that. The heroic parasite’s attachment appears to have influenced his emotional responses as well. When Migi enters into Shinichi’s life, his mental and emotional attributes take center stage.
One of the manga’s primary goals is to show the wide range of human emotions through these out-of-the-ordinary reactions. The most prominent of these reactions are usually those that occur in the face of shock or adversity.
10. SHINICHI IS INSPIRED BY SUPERHEROES
This manga rendition of Spider-Man would be a lot more fun if Migi wasn’t wicked. After Shinichi gets his own parasite, Migi is attached to his arm, and things take an unexpected turn. With his own parasite, Shinichi becomes the defender of his town.
Shinichi hides his new identity to avoid being used as a guinea pig by other parasites or the government in a lab experiment. Like Spider-Peter Man’s Parker, he must find a way to explain the stress, wounds, and other emotions he experiences when fighting parasites.