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Parasyte The Movie: Part 2****-

Cert 15 | 117 mins | 2016

4 stars for the dramatic conclusion to this bizarre yet compelling sci-fi story.image

Parasyte The Movie: Part 2 is the final part of the live action adaptation of the best selling Manga and hit anime series, Parasyte: The Maxim, written and illustrated by Hitoshi Iwaaki. This version is directed by Takashi Yamazaki (Parasyte The Movie: Part 1).

” I despair at your ineptitude.”

imageIt continues the story of Shinichi Izumi (Shota Sometani Wolf Children, Themis), who was infected by one of the alien parasites which invaded Earth, but was lucky enough to prevent it reaching his brain, thus retaining his personality. He has now had time to become accustomed to Migi, the alien parasite who inhabits his right hand. Together, they have made it their goal to wipe out as many of the other parasites as possible.

imageRyoko (Eri FukatsuParasyte The Movie: Part 1, Journey To the Shore) has given birth to her human child and is attempting to learn how to coexist with humans through motherhood, while the city hall is now almost completely overtaken by the parasites.

The police have stepped up their attempts to take out the alien menace and badly need the help of Shinichi, who is still trying to stay under the radar. The opponents they now face are far tougher than they were and Shinichi must stay ahead of the game to save himself and his girlfriend, Satomi (Ai Hashimoto – Confessions).

imageThis is a brilliant story, well written and quite shocking in the end. The special effects are excellent and it does get a bit gory later on, but it still retains its humour, as well as plenty of emotional moments.

A great watch and well worth adding to your collection, if you enjoyed the anime or the first film you will definitely want this.

 “What’s going on? This guy has got five of them. Head, body, both arms and both legs are parasites…One body with five parasites…”


Parasyte The Movie: Part 2 is available to buy now on DVD and Blu-ray.

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DirectorTakashi Yamazaki
AuthorHitoshi Iwaaki
GenreSci-fi, action
StarringShota Sometani, Eri Fukatsu, Ai Hashimoto, Masahiro Hagashida
Available to buy on : Own Parasyte The Movie: Part 2 on DVD Own Parasyte The Movie: Part 2 on Blu-Ray