What is it?
The 2014 anime television show Parasyte: The Maxim (Kiseijū: Sei No Kakuritsu).
What is it about?
This is how Fandom describes this anime (animated) TV show:
17-year-old Shinichi Izumi lives with his parents in a quiet neighborhood in Tokyo.
One night, worm-like aliens called Parasites invade Earth, and they take over humans by entering through their ears or noses to get to their brains.
One Parasite tries to crawl into Shinichi’s ear while he is sleeping, but the teenager is wearing headphones so the Parasite enters his body through his arm instead!
The Parasite named Migi ends up taking over Shinichi’s right hand.
Because Shinichi was able to prevent Migi from traveling further up into his brain, both of them are able retain their separate intellect and personality.
They end up fighting other Parasites who attack them after realizing that Shinichi’s human brain is still intact.
These other Parasites devour humans as food, and Shinichi ends up fighting them with Migi’s help.
As the two of them encounter more Parasites, they end up forming a strong bond as they work together to survive.
Several years ago my brother GC and I saw a TV commercial for this anime TV show on Toonami announcing that it was going to be airing on Toonami soon.
We had never heard of this anime before and the trailer looked unique, so we watched the show when it aired on Toonami, and we liked it other than the ending.
It is a shame that it took me this long to make a post about this anime and that it is not talked about that much because it was better than I had expected.
It had a unique premise, surprising violence and action, pretty good animation, and several other surprises.
This anime TV show was a surprising and nice addition to the Toonami lineup that my brother GC and I enjoyed back when it aired, and I miss new additions like this.