Parasyte: The Maxim was an anime series that ran from 2014 to 2015. In total 24 episodes of Parasyte: The Maxim were aired. Parasyte: The Maxim has no reported filler. On one fateful day, parasites begin to fall from the sky and begin to infect humans. These are no ordinary parasites however. These parasites are intelligent and are able to takeover their host and resume normal living under their human disguises. While incognito this leaves the parasites more comfortable to pursue their hunger for humans. However for highschooler Shinichi Izumi the parasite that fell near him did not takeover his brain but instead his right hand. With mind intact Shinichi attemps to work together with his parasite, nicknamed "Migi", to try and protect humanity from this silent invasion.