The Best Episodes of Parasyte -the maxim-

The Stranger

#1 - The Stranger 8.54

Season 1 - Episode 5

Shinichi is targeted by a gang of delinquents and Kana, the girl who walks with them becomes suspicious of his nature. After returning home, Shinichi is caught by surprise when he is attacked by an enemy who possessed the body of his own mother.

Directors: 又野宏道
The Sun Also Rises

#2 - The Sun Also Rises 8.24

Season 1 - Episode 6

After Shinichi is mortally wounded, Migi uses its powers to save his life, but weakening itself in the process. When Shinichi hears that his father is still alive, he rushes to the hospital where he is treated in order to protect him and enact revenge for his mother's death.

Directors: 山城智惠
The Metamorphosis

#3 - The Metamorphosis 8.22

Season 1 - Episode 1

Shinichi Izumi's life takes a turn to the bizarre when a mysterious lifeform attempts to infiltrate his body in order to snatch it, but it ends up stuck on where his right hand used to be and both are forced to cooperate. Meanwhile, similar incidents with gruesome outcomes start occurring in other locations.

Directors: 山城智恵
A Dark Night's Passing

#4 - A Dark Night's Passing 8.16

Season 1 - Episode 7

Shinichi meets Mamoru Uda, another human who is in a similar situation as him and they decide to join forces to protect his father. However, when the enemy appears, Migi falls asleep and both Shinichi and Mamoru must fight without its help.

Directors: 稻葉友紀
Beyond Good and Evil

#5 - Beyond Good and Evil 8.12

Season 1 - Episode 9

The recent events involving Shinichi draws him even further from his friend and crush Satomi Murano. Meanwhile, another of his friends gets close to danger after discovering Hideo's secret.

Directors: 川村賢一
The Devil in the Flesh

#6 - The Devil in the Flesh 8.12

Season 1 - Episode 2

Calling his new partner "Migi", Shinichi attempts to move on with his normal life despite his new condition, but other members of Migi's race keep coming after them to protect their secret.

Directors: 葛谷直行
Symposium

#7 - Symposium 8.01

Season 1 - Episode 3

Much to his dismay, Shinichi discovers that Reiko Tamura, a new teacher of his, is another inhuman just like those he faced before and knows his secret. However, Reiko is not interested in fighting him, and asks for his cooperation instead, but her partner, just called "A", has other plans.

Directors: 澤井幸次
Freezing Point

#8 - Freezing Point 7.96

Season 1 - Episode 8

Back to Tokyo, Shinichi's sudden change in behavior put his father and friends wary of him, and things get even more tense when Hideo Shimada, another parasite, is sent by Ryōko to keep an eye on him.

Directors: 澤井幸次
Tangled Hair

#9 - Tangled Hair 7.96

Season 1 - Episode 4

Thanks to their teamwork, Shinichi and Migi defeat A, who ends up killed by Ryōko who quits school once news of her pregnancy reach her colleagues. Back at home, Shinichi's parents are suspicious of his behavior and he must make sure they do not discover the truth to ensure their safety.

Directors: 石田暢
Sex and Spirit

#10 - Sex and Spirit 7.94

Season 1 - Episode 21

Gotou breaks free from the police siege, but not before meeting Shinichi and vowing to kill him on a later occasion. In face of a seemingly invincible threat, Shinichi is driven into despair until Satomi appears to comfort him and renews his will to survive.

Directors: 石田暢