On this episode of Manga Mavericks, Colton & Lum are joined by Dawn from the Anime Nostalgia Podcast, as well past manga editor and game creator, Jason Thompson, to discuss Hitoshi Iwaaki’s classic manga, Parasyte! A sci-fi, horror, action story about a teenager named Shinichi, whose body is almost taken over by a parasitic creature, but stops it just before it reaches his brain causing it to only take over his left hand. Shinichi and his new parasite companion, Migi, figure out how to coexist together as they attempt to hide Migi’s existence from other people while also coming in contact with other parasites! We discuss this horrifying but silly series, as we touch on how Iwaaki explores things like grief, trauma, and even environmentalism?! We also discuss what we think of the 2014 anime from Madhouse, as well as just how far the manga’s availability has come in the US since the first time it was licensed by Tokyopop! If you liked this discussion, join us next week when we cover both Parasyte anthology collections with Neo Parasyte f & m!!


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PODCAST BREAKDOWN:

00:00 – Intro/Site Updates

08:11 – Parasyte Discussion

1:26:03 – Listener Questions

2:04:09 – Guest Plugs

2:07:22 – Community Shout-outs!:

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Music Featured:

Let Me Hear by Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas

About The Author Colton Solem

Colton is just your regular glasses wearing nerd residing in Saint Louis, Misery (that's a joke) who loves reading and collecting manga as a hobby and also records too many podcasts! He started off his podcasting escapades in 2013 when he created Life Lessons: The Gintama Manga Cast, which is dedicated to Gintama and its past English release of the manga. From there he became the co-host of shows such as the Manga Corner from Anime3000, Heavenly Kings, One Podcast Prevails and many more. Colton first discovered manga back in 2006 when he bought his first issue of Shonen Jump, and ever since then, his love and passion for manga took off from there! His favorite titles include One Piece, Eyeshield 21, My Hero Academia and much, much more. Oh yeah, guess he likes anime as well (but truth be told didn't know what it actually was until about 2007). Colton can be found frequenting sites such as MyAnimeList and Twitter under the handle of sniperking323.

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