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Parasyte, Volume 3 (Parasyte #3)

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Aliens parasites have invaded Earth and taken over the minds of ordinary people. Shin has been infected with a parasite, but he still can think and act for himself. Now he's been approached by two mysterious victims of the invasion: Tamiya, a beautiful schoolteacher, and Shimada, another student. What do the aliens want with humanity . . . and with Shin?
Paperback, 283 pages
Published May 13th 2008 by Del Rey (first published February 19th 2003)
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I keep forgetting to mention this, but part of my renewed interest in the series is that there is the live action movies coming out (at the end of this year and in the beginning of next year). Much like the Mirai Nikki live action show I'm hopeful that it remains as true to the source material as possible. Kimi ni Todoke, Koizora and to a certain extent the Gantz movies proved it could be done.

We get in this new volume a return of Kana, Murano's uneasiness, a new alien who wants to be "friends"...more
Charles Dee Mitchell
The presence of flesh eating parasites inhabiting a certain proportion of the population is becoming more difficult for the authorities to cover up. Shin is fortunate that Migi, the parasite possessing his right hand, is an easy-going sort. The others, like the one that ate Shin's mother or the one posing as a new kid at school, are a different matter entirely,

In Volume 3 of Iwaaki's manga, secrecy begins to break down. Shin discovers the mild superpowers he is developing with Migi's presence in...more
Parasyte is about an alien species that infects humans in order to eradicate the human species and save the Earth.

Volume 3 begins the set-up for something that is a bit too common in manga and episodic shows: bad guy of the week kind of showdowns. Still a great story and some interesting side-characters begin to show up.
Pretty good. Not sure why Shinichi is so hormonal in this chapter - he's experiencing these bouts of uncontrollable rage. Some of his behavior is questionable, too, like he's forgotten what makes him human. Or maybe he's just an awkward teenager (there are plenty of *actual* humans who don't figure out appropriate social cues until much later in life). He's got a potential rival - another infected human, whose alien parasite claims to be disinterested in eating humans and eradicating Shinichi (a...more
Mikael Kuoppala
Volume 2 saw our protagonist Shinichi face the parasitic alien invasion on a most personal level. Now it’s time for the aftermath. Hitoshi Iwaaki does an adequate job in making the stakes feel more real for Shinichi as well as for the reader, but he passes on a lot of obvious emotional resonance the events so far might have induced.

The third volume is a bit erratic and the heavier atmosphere and a sense of authenticity are overshadowed by uneven plotting. Still, the overall tone works and this s...more
Volume 3. Chapter 17-24

I really like this series. I'm still hooked and it's still interesting. I liked how the characters aren't lame or annoying. Up until now this manga is exciting.
this just gets more and more intriguing, probably because Iwaki is really stating to play with the concept. looking forward to more.
So far I like every volume more than the previous one. And I'm feeling the story's just getting started.
Not as good as the first two...
But still awesome.
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its very...interesting
Worth reading.
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