Does the new Parasyte anime hold up to the 1980’s manga? Jd, Colton, and special guest, Dawn, dive into the manga while remembering fallen manga distributors.

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Episode Title: Parasyte
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Jd Banks, Colton Solem
Executive Producer: Sean Russell
Recording Date: May 6th, 2015
Release Date: June 21st, 2015


Opening Theme Music composed by Jd Banks
Ending Theme is “Let Me Hear” by Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas



Before Tokyopop went digital and bellied up, its print magazine had Hitoshi Iwaaki’s Parasyte, a science fiction manga devoted to parasitic aliens. Dawn from the Anime Nostalgia Podcast joins Jd and Colton down memory lane that stops short at the recent Parasyte franchise.


GAME: Catchphrase – Parasyte Edition

Can you guess the Parasyte-related words before the time runs out? These words aren’t easy!

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  • You can purchase Parasyte physically from Amazon or RightStuf
  • No digital release is available at this time


Manga Recommendations

If you liked Parasyte, check out some titles recommended by Jd, Colton, and Dawn.:

  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 2: Battle Tendency (Hirohiko Araki)
  • Ajin: Demon Human (Gamon Sakurai)
  • Gyo (Junji Ito)
  • Silent Mobius (Kia Asamiya)
  • Uzumaki (Junji Ito)


Check These Out!



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  • Jahmere Durham

    Read this manga from start to finish in 3 days a while ago. Sad as hell but awesome

    • CardinalCrimson

      I double that

    • I still need to finish it ;.;

  • thejade9

    Besides Sailor Moon (which was just OK now that I think about it), Parasyte opened my eyes to great manga from 80’s. Glad they revived it in an anime, but…