Based on the manga “Parasyte” by Hitoshi Iwaaki, originally serialized in “Afternoon” by KODANSHA LTD.
©Hitoshi Iwaaki / KODANSHA LTD.
©NTV / VAP / 4cast

Singapore, 3 October 2014 – The world we know is about to change. Come 9 October, worm-like alien creatures will slither their way into Animax’s airwaves as Parasyte -the maxim- premieres across Asia on the same day as Japan, in original Japanese audio with localized subtitles.

Based on Hitoshi Iwaaki’s award-winning manga, Parasyte -the maxim- will infuse the late 1980s – 1990s classic with a modern edge by setting the stage for the parasite epidemic in present day Japan.


Based on the manga “Parasyte” by Hitoshi Iwaaki, originally serialized in “Afternoon” by KODANSHA LTD. ©Hitoshi Iwaaki / KODANSHA LTD. ©NTV / VAP / 4cast
Based on the manga “Parasyte” by Hitoshi Iwaaki, originally serialized in “Afternoon” by KODANSHA LTD.
©Hitoshi Iwaaki / KODANSHA LTD.
©NTV / VAP / 4cast

The story unfolds when Shinichi Izumi (voiced by Nobunaga Shumazaki, Photo Kano), an ordinary high school student, is attacked by an alien parasite. He narrowly escapes from being fully infected by a parasite known as ‘Migi’ (Japanese for ‘Right’), who only manage to assume control of Shinichi’s right arm. This marks the beginning of their extraordinary friendship, as both Shinichi and Migi will learn to co-exist with each other. The plot thickens when they encounter other man-killing parasites and find themselves caught in the battle of the two species. With them being neither fully human nor alien, which side of the battle will they choose to take?

The horror-sci-fi themed series will deliver twenty-four solid and gripping episodes. The adapted anime is a Madhouse production (Hunter x Hunter, Cardcaptor Sakura), directed by Kenichi Shimizu with series composition put together by Shoji Yonemura (Death Note, Fairy Tail). With two live-action films also in the pipeline, the series is set to make a phenomenal impact on both television and the silver screen.

Behold and be ready, Parasyte -the maxim- will ‘take over’ the television screens before you know it.


Parasyte -the maxim- premieres on 9 October, airing on every Thursday at 11pm (SG, MY, PH) / 10pm (JKT, BKK) in a same-day-as-Japan simulcast, first and exclusively on Animax.


Country Cable Operator Channel No.
SG StarHub TV Ch 532
MY Astro Ch 715
PH Skycable Ch 46
Cignal Digital TV Ch 34
ID BiG TV Ch 243
First Media Digital Jakarta Ch 52
First Media Analog JakartaFirst Media Analog Surabaya Ch 13Ch 13
Indovision Ch 157
K-Vision Ch 66
MQM Ch 61
Transvision Ch 551
Topas TV Ch 201


About Animax Asia
Launched on 1 January 2004, Animax is Asia’s first channel brand specializing in Japanese animation – anime. Animax offers a wide variety of anime programs from across the most popular genres including action, romance, horror, supernatural, sci-fi, comedy and slice-of-life.

Animax is home to some of the biggest anime titles in the world that enjoy great following across the region. In addition, the channel created TV history in April 2009 by becoming the world’s first regional broadcaster to air an anime series at the same time as Japan and followed that with six other simulcast anime series. Currently reaching 40 million viewers in 46 million homes across 17 markets in Asia, Animax aims to offer anime programming for everyone.

Beyond television screens, Animax also actively engages its audiences at local events, including its signature Animax Carnival that has rolled out in Malaysia, the Philippines, and Taiwan. See for more.


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