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Parasyte: The Maxim Season Two? All You Need To Know

By: Prince Lammy


What Is The Release Date of Parasyte: The Maxim Season Two?

After about seven years have passed since the conclusion of the first 24 episodes of the Parasyte series, lots of fans and viewers of the series have been inquiring about the production of a second season.

The larger majority of the viewers, however, have simply deduced that there will not be a subsequent season of the show given the lack of any information to the contrary about this matter. One can't help but get the impression that there is a glimmer of hope that the whole Parasyte show can be brought back to life. But is there any genuine chance that there will be a second season of Parasyte?

You might need to agree to disagree, as you read through this piece in order to get a better understanding of the situation as regards Parasyte Season Two. This is because you will need to put aside all rumours about the possibility of having a second season to one side.

Before I go into the specifics of my response to the questions "Would Parasyte get a Season Two?" and "Is there a Parasyte Season Two?" let me first clarify something. Let's take a step back and perform a cursory review of the first season, discussing its subject matter, its finale, and the possibilities for a second season.

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The Origin of Parasyte: The Maxim

As much as fans are keyed into the franchise, some, or presumably most, barely know the original source of Parasyte: The Maxim. But apparently, Parasyte is actually a manga that was created and drawn by Hitashi Iwaaki.

However, in 2014 MadHouse developed an animated television series named Parasyte: The Maxim based on the manga, which aired in Japan from October 2014 to March 2015. It tells the story of Shinichi Izumi, a highschooler who fell victim to a parasite in its failed attempt to assume control of his head, thereby ending up in his right hand.


Summary of Parasyte: The Maxim Season One’s Plot


“Someone on Earth had a sudden thought.” - Narrator in Episode One

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Kiseijuu, which is derived from the manga series that won an award and was authored by Iwaaki Hitoshi and which was produced by the highly regarded Madhouse studio, has all of the excitement and the powerful plot that was needed to finish off this season with its refinement.

The events of the story take place in a world that is based on reality, in which some parasites have infiltrated earth and are taking over humans. By chance, one of these organisms attempted to enter the body of a boy named Shinichi Izumi; however, the parasite failed and was only able to take control of Shinichi's hand.

In the meantime, other parasites that have been able to effectively take over human or animal bodies have begun to assault the civilians covertly and consume them. In light of this information, Shinichi made the decision to enlist Migi's assistance in his struggle against other vicious parasites.

But aside from reviewing the life and relationships between humans and parasites, it does more to question some human norms and thought processes, and goes even to question human nature on some fronts. But isn’t that one of the beauties of the Parasyte series?


Possible Storyline for Season Two

Considering the fact that there is no official announcement regarding the continuation of Parasyte: The Maxim and also considering the way season one came to a close, it is possible to create an imaginary plot for season two, should there ever be one. 

But in the event that the series would ever get a season two, it’ll definitely unfold a series of events, some of which would include: Shinichi’s dad finding out about his hand, Murano also finding out about Migi, Shinichi coming across more deadly parasites and endangering himself more, as he gets trapped in the vile schemes of smarter parasites.

One other possibility would be that some kind of clue would lead him to believe that the parasites were the creation of an irrational scientist, and Shinchi would spend the next season to try and find this man.

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Which Characters Would Reappear in Season 2?

If Parasyte was to have a Season Two, then as much as most of the characters that starred in Season One wouldn’t come back, there are some that’d evidently and most surely come back in whatever progressive seasons of the franchise.

The ones that’d definitely come back are:

  • Shinichi and Migi (definitely inseparable)
  • Murano
  • Yuko Tachikawa
  • Akiho Suzuki
  • Kazuyuki Izumi
  • Kazuki Nagai
  • Mamoru Uda and Jaw


When would Parasyte Season Two Be Released?

It is very likely that there will not be a second season; the author of the manga has stopped writing the series, and the anime is not in production anymore.
In addition, Parasyte would not be getting a second season since the plot has been told in its entirety, all villains have been neutered, and all that pose a threat have been neutralized. Creating an additional season would just act as a burden to what has occurred already.


Where Can You Watch the Parasyte Anime?

The show may be streamed on a wide variety of anime-specific sites; in fact, it can currently even be seen on Netflix, but access to it is limited in some areas. You can also watch Parasyte: The Maxim on other platforms such as Crunchyroll, and Hulu.

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