VIDEO: First “Parasyte” Anime Preview
In time for Comiket, a new preview offers a first look at the anime adaptation of Hitoshi Iwaaki’s Parasyte. Nobunaga Shimazaki is 17-year-old Shinichi Izumi. Aya Hirano voices Migi, the alien parasite that attempts to bore into his brain, but, thwarted by headphones, winds up in his right hand. Kana Hanazawa is his close friend Satomi Murano.
Kenichi Shimizu (primarily an animator, who previously directed Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher) helms the Madhouse production with Shoji Yonemura (Kamen Rider Kabuto, Smile Precure) handling composition. Gainax vet Tadashi Hiramatsu (His and Her Circumstances) is on character design with Toshiyuki Komaru as chief animation director.
Additional cast includes
Kana Kimishima – Miyuki Sawashiro
Yuko Tachikawa – Kiyono Yasuno
Akiho Suzuki – Reina Maeda
Atsuko Tanaka – Ryoko Tamiya
Urakami – Yoshino Hiroyuki
There’s also been a promo for the manga’s re-release
Praise from other manga luminaries
Isayama (Shingeki), Oku (Gantz), Miura (Berserk) et Umino (Sangatsu no Lion) recommandent Kiseijû (Parasite). pic.twitter.com/FDZFBmqaV5
— Newsmangajapon (@newsmangajapon) August 8, 2014
Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain’t It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.