Parasyte – Manga Gets Two-Part Live-Action Films and Anime Series


It was announced that Hitoshi Iwaaki’s science-fiction horror manga Parasyte (Kiseijuu) is getting two live-action movies and an anime series.

The two-part movies will be directed by Takashi Yamazaki (Space Battleship Yamato, Always: Sunset on Third Street). The first movie will premiere on December 2014 while the second is expected to release in 2015.

Filming begins in January 2014.

Shota Sometani – Shinichi Izumi
Ai Hashimoto – Satomi Murano
Eri Fukatsu – Teacher Ryoko Tamiya

There are no details yet on the anime series but it will be produced simultaneously with the movies.

They arrive in silence and darkness. They descend from the skies. They have a hunger for human flesh. They are everywhere. They are parasites, alien creatures who must invade–and take control of–a human host to survive. And once they have infected their victims, they can assume any deadly form they choose: monsters with giant teeth, winged demons, creatures with blades for hands. But most have chosen to conceal their lethal purpose behind ordinary human faces. So no one knows their secret–except an ordinary high school student. Shin is battling for control of his own body against an alien parasite, but can he find a way to warn humanity of the horrors to come?. (MAL)

via ANN [1][2]