Is Parasyte The Maxim good? I loved the manga, but old nostalgic me has a bit of difficulty to get ofver the new characters design. I liked that in a manga as "serious" (I insist on the quotes) as Parasyte, they gave schoolgirl skirt a realistic length, but here it's back to classic anime miniskirt.
Also, they gave the Main Character glasses, now, probably to pull up a Peter Parker of sort when he get super-powered or what...
Anyway, for the ones who loved the manga, how does the anime hold up? And also, is Penis arm still there?
still , would have loved to see it in this style:
Yes, sort off.
>judging seriousness based on lenght of skirts
What kind of feminist are you?
Don't know, the one who consider that cheesecake and fanservice are okay in silly show? Mind you, a show with mini-skirt can still be very serious, but it get my penis distracted.
Jeez it's, almost like asking for advice and recommendation before acquiring a show would be ill-regarded on /a/?
I haven't read the manga but I've fucking loved the anime, I hated the love shenanigans between Murano and Kana but once Gotou finally got revealed it started getting really good.
Solid 9/10 for me whatever the ending is.
I prefer the anime to the manga. It's seriously much better to me. Mostly because the manga's expressions make it seem more comical than serious. The OST is also really amazing.
It's just an inconsistent, poorly written story.
Everyone who defends it will tell you about the "significance of an old manga like this getting turned into an anime", but honestly it's just not good.
>It's just an inconsistent,
>poorly written story.
I am not a critic, and explaining whether or not something is poorly written or not is not something I can do. But it never stall, the characters are interesting, all develop and you keep wanting to know what's going to happens next. How is that poorly written?
Madhouse make a lot of good quality anime, it's just the style that is so different, if it weren't for the iconic parasyte's transformations, you wouldn't even know it's the same show.
>not even 5 minutes into the first episode
> mother fucking accidental boob grabbing
I am not against change or improvement, but if the change you made is to insert one of the most run of mill pervy anime trope no need to even bother. I mean, if it was in the original material, okay, but there it feel like someone writing an improved fan-fiction of the source.
Is this an Union requirement or what? If the animators don't get to make at least one boob-grabbing they go on strike or something?
Accidental in the sense that shinishi didn't willingly cause it.
Like I said, if it was in the source material, I would be 100% behind it. but there, it feel like an horny teenager rewriting a story to "improve it".
>Yes, sort off.
How about no, not at all. Nothing of it remains. Penis arm was kind of an iconic moment of the manga and they completly removed. Even a pixelated Penis would have been fine.
Anyway, it's not all bad points, the animation is great, I like the integration of modern technology in the show and I liked that they changed the German Shepard into a Corgi.
>The anime just removed most of these silly moments and made it dead serious
*with fan service
Tough I wouldn't say the original manga was "mostly" comical. It was often light-hearted, but never forget for too long that it was dealing with important issues such as death and loss of loved ones.
>I like the integration of modern technology in the show
Also, did they rewrite the Chalk Throwing Teacher because teacher are not allowed to do that anymore in Japan?
The scene lost a bit of its strength and it's less obvious that it's Migi acting on its own now, using the smart phone and looking for informations while Shinishi didn't realize this.
>let-us-spoil-one-of-the-most-important-development-of-the-story, the opening
I haven't watched anime in a while, is it a common thing, now?
It's foreshadowing. You're not supposed to notice it until it happens. Maybe I'm just dumb but I always thought it was initially just showing how fragile the people around the MC were.
Upon rewatching it, yes, it was there.
Apology, I suck arm cocks.
It's just that it lasted less than half a second and was almost completely hidden by sport sleeve, so I had missed it at first.
>they gave schoolgirl skirt a realistic length, but here it's back to classic anime miniskirt.
No, they just made it look like it was set in modern times, instead of more than 20 years ago.
That's because you're a conformist pleb who wants the same old shitty artstyle over and over again.
The Manga's art was distinctive back then, and it's distinctive now, but Madhouse, being the faggots they are, fixed what wasn't broken.
As if that weren't enough, the MC was infinitely more charismatic in the manga than he is in the anime. This was a trait that made him more human & relatable, and made for more compelling character development when he began to lose his humanity.
In the anime, he has a bottle of milk personality all the way through, matched by his bottle of milk appearance. Thanks Madhouse you fucking idiots.
Take into account that they are basically newborn, less than 2 years old by the end of the show.
Having to verbally express their thought kind of fit in. Also, they only express their thought when they need to reason with Shinichi, who is human, so it's like a stranger trying to talk in an other language. I don't see it as a contradiction.
Not to forget, being rational doesn't mean being intelligent. Mr. A showed that while rational, their reasoning can be quit simplistic.
To late, it's already having a shitty live-adaptation.
>show that tries to take itself seriously
I wonder how the modern audience reacted to this character. With shows with that kind of style, that kind of character is kind of unusual.
Not him but there is a problem in the manga where the author sort of forgets about the environmental angle for quite a few chapters before hastily patching it back in with the mayor. The anime dosen't have that issue because it's never mentioned
Because it's accurate you dumb fuck.
Left is late 80s uniform when the manga started.
Center is current.
Murano and other girls wear accurate representation of modern day uniform.
>putting it on the backburner to pursue the actual story
>durrhurr author must have forgotten
Like I said, internet critics are so terrible with their I-know-it-all and everyone else other than me are retards attitude.
I think it's somewhat a reflective of modern trends of characterization.
I do prefer the original personalities for both Murano and Shinichi, but the story is mostly intact, so it's a rather minor nitpick at this point.
Your favorite manga is shit. Its human characters are shallow. Deal with it.
There are great moments like
Tamura's deathbut that's pretty much it. The manga would have been better as a special.
The anime's last episode had no tension. The buildup it had to the operation doesn't match the faceoff.
>Take into account that they are basically newborn, less than 2 years old by the end of the show.
They're pretty much adults. You can't assume that a non-mammal species will grow as slowly as humans. They probably grow as fast as invertebrates.
It's not a nit-pick at all; changing the characters personalities is fucking disgusting. Shinichi's original character arc showed him going from a fun, often silly character to a soulless, empty shell. This arc is part of what defined the original work, and those fuckwits at Madhouse scrapped all that as a means of pandering to retards.
The updates attire doesn't bother me, but changing the characters personalities is very much a problem.
See, the problem with your kind is, the only vocabulary you choose to use is "it's shit" "writing sux" without managing to elaborate or explain exactly what the problem is. Young kids these days think it's the cool thing to do, without actually putting any effort of thought into it.
Because you know, saying shit sucks seems to give you illusion of knowledge and power, when all it does it make you look hollow and shallow.
I'll be waiting for your retort with a red-faced rage posts like "gtfo back to reddit" or some such predictable response.
Mate it dosen't even factor into the equation from just before his mum dies and then it's decided it's relevant again. Why did so many of the parasites just not give a shit about their supposed purpose until he showed up? I don't know why you get so fucking cut up about it. As an author you really shouldn't use a first page like this as the opening to your story, posing a philiosphical question and then just forget about it until the final few arcs for a copout ending about pollution
Because madhouse don't have enough episodes for shinichi to spend wandering around in god awful 80s fashion thinking about what happened to him. It's much easier and makes it much more apparent when you go from his weak and nerdy self to what he becomes near the end of the story.
>without managing to elaborate or explain exactly what the problem is
I did. You're cherry picking an introduction to illustrate your ignorant point.
Now try to refute the points I brought up in the post you replied to or admit that your favorite manga is trash. So which is it?
Your metaphor is so atrociously stupid, you should get euthanized for it.
Luffy yells out about being a pirate king more frequently than Parasyte manga mentions its environmental theme.
You seem to prefer manga that repeatedly screams at you with initial concept, and never try to tell a story.
I don't. They should be underlying theme, and it never left being one, it just didn't scream at your face.
The manga constantly addresses issue of humanity's arrogance, which eventually leads up to tying in with the theme.
You prefer pretentiously tiresome storytelling, I don't. Because only short-spanned children needs to be reminded blatantly every fucking chapter.
I didn't say anything against its theme.
>The manga constantly addresses issue of humanity's arrogance,
Provide consistent examples from the first volumes.
>You prefer pretentiously tiresome storytelling
Now remind me why the human characters aren't badly written (with the exception of sinichi)?
Not what happened at all. When he started the story, environment was a not so talked about subject matter. But by the end of it it had become quite popular and he felt he couldn't address it in such a simplistic way.
In the end, he take a stance that while it's a matter that can not be ignored, the "HURR DURR, NATURE GOOD, HUMANITY EVIL, LET'S KILL ALL HUMANS" approach, while alluring to some, is not the answer either.
It's implied that being the Pirate King= finding One Piece.
Nice /v/-tier reply.
>Only one person on /a/ thinks Parasyte has issues
page 88, conversation between Miggy and Shinichi on animals, life, and eating.
page 110, the buried cat.
page 141 Reader Q&A is exactly about the human arrogance of mass consumption of resource.
page 236, conversation between Tamiya and Shinichi, on the instinctive command given to parasite.
page 244 another reader Q&A, on arrogance of mankind (literally, word by word)
You asked, so I just skimmed through my volume. And yes, I can read Japanese.
And this is JUST the first volume.
If this was more frequent, it would be extremely annoyingly preachy.
The manga manages to avoid being preachy, while still delivering the message constantly.
>Why did so many of the parasites just not give a shit about their supposed purpose until he showed up?
Parasytes are simply following instinctive order, drone set to whither down humanity. PArasyt like Ryoko, who wondered about the meaning of their purpose, were the exception, not the rule. Most were like Mr. A, simply going with the flow.
It was actually an (WARNING BIG SPOILER FOR THOSE WHO HAVEN'T READ THE MANGA)
humanwho saw in them a purpose and decided to organise them with an environmental intent.
In the end Parasite are animals and they do not care more about the environment than a regular animal.
>Maybe I'm just dumb but I always thought it was initially just showing how fragile the people around the MC were.
>Having never read the manga, I always thought it was just representing her getting sliced apart by the parasites
Well, okay, then.
You're confusing ignorance with arrogance. Conversation with tamiya and sinichi is about her talking about determinism. Sinichi is ignorant of that, not arrogant.
There's a difference.
Also, you still have to explain why the human characters have depth with the exception of the MC. Character depth is essential to a story.
I mean seriously. We live in a age where no one has only one connection or device.
I wouldn't have minded this scene so much if it hadn't screwed with Shinichi and Murano's development as much as it did. Though unintended it really hurt her character in the eyes of the audience IMO.
No, those conversations were all ABOUT arrogance. Shinichi himself was displaying ignorance, but the subject was arrogance of men. Just like the "demon" talk in next volume.
And I feel Shinichi only develops depth in the later volumes, which by that time the anime has already done the same.
Tamura (although not human), the private investigator, and Shinichi's father all I believe have shown good amount of depth to their characters.
Naturally Shinichi and Miggy have the most, as the story mostly revolves around the two's development. That's not poor writing, that's actually ideal writing.
I won't argue that many other side characters could have used some development, but considering the quality of the overall story, I think it's a minor blemish.
Again I ask, what the hell do you consider a good writing? You think this is complete shit, then everything else you read must be some fine literacy masterpiece.
Your type love to shit on works, but deathly afraid to defend one. Hence you always skirt around to avoid having to. You ONLY want to attack, not actually contemplate.
So, what's up with those cords on their gun, is that a Police rule now to avoid their guns getting taken?