It was so short a break and yet I am so glad to be back with another episode of Parasyte, the winter season can be cold with the sketchy kind of anime that comes out, knowing that such an intelligent and interesting anime as Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu is still airing is a true blessing to my thirst for anime. If the few last episodes were rather action heavy, this episode of Parasyte went back to its real psychological horror roots and we got to see Shinichi torn apart self.
The internal struggle is strong in this one. It was so painful and yet great to watch. I am simply watching Shinichi go and I can completely agree with Murano statements, sometimes it is difficult to stand looking at Shinichi. It hurts to see him and yet he really has no choice in the matter, if I were in his position I would most likely be stuck doing the same decision he is doing, or even worse ones. Everyone says how strong he is, how calm he looks, but in reality he cannot even trust himself. His “self” is divided between a tortured human being and an alien, their morals are at odd and this episode they were increasingly brutal to one another. It is one thing to be confused in your own mind, it is something even more conflicting and terrible to be two separate entity in one.
Between Migi and Shinichi, some kind of mutual understanding will have to be reached or they will slowly start to destroy one another. If Shinichi doesn’t act more to defend his secret in some ways, he will end up a lab rat just like Migi warned and if Migi doesn’t let Shinichi come to a certain peace of mind to the people he cares about, the guy will become unstable and make bad decision like what he did by letting the inspector run away. If the two of them cannot come to certain compromise or a way of life to coexist properly together, they will end up destroying each other. Mutual destruction is not in the advantage of either of them, we are slowly getting to a point where Shinichi might start considering suicide and self destruction as an option, I think Migi might want to start considering Shinichi’s mental state a little bit more.
At this point the story could go into so many direction and I must admit I have no idea which one it will take. Between the parasites using him as a case study for coexistence, the police investigating him and his internal struggle, there are simply too many things that could break and go wrong and I am left wondering if all there is left is suffering for our protagonist. We just got back from our small holiday break just to see our loveable hero to his knees and losing even more things he cares for. Paranoia and loneliness are going to be his doom before any other parasite shows up if things continue this way…I want more already!
ZeroGhj signing off