Sentai Filmworks
Nippon Television Network Corporation

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Nippon Television Network Corporation (Nippon TV) is proud to announce that its highly-acclaimed anime series Parasyte -the maxim- is showing no signs of slowing down abroad.

Sentai Filmworks announced during their Anime Expo 2015 panel that Parasyte -the maxim- is heading to Adult Swim, basic cable's #1 network with young adults for over a decade. According to Sentai Filmworks, "Humankind's extinction begins this fall as Parasyte -the maxim- invades Toonami, the hugely popular Adult Swim™ block."

Parasyte -the maxim- chronicles a silent, sinister alien invasion and follows 17-year-old Shinichi, whose life gets seriously complicated when one would-be invader assumes control of his right hand. Originally broadcast in Japan on Nippon TV, the series is produced by MADHOUSE and adapted from the groundbreaking sci-fi/horror manga created by Hitoshi Iwaaki.

Parasyte -the maxim- is scheduled to begin broadcast on the Adult Swim Toonami block this October. Detailed schedule information will be released as soon as it becomes available.

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Comment from Toshio Nakatani, Producer
"Taking a manga that originated 25 years ago and creating it into a screen content for the first time was, right from the beginning, an unusual undertaking. It's not a stretch to say that the underlying concept of the story is a wakeup call to everyone living in these current times. There's no greater joy than seeing the passion of Japanese anime creators capturing the hearts of people throughout the world."

About Adult Swim
Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.'s network offering of original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults. Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT), Adult Swim is basic cable's #1 network and is seen in 96 million U.S. homes. Toonami and [adult swim] are trademarks of and © Cartoon Network.

About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks curates one of largest and most beloved anime and genre programming libraries, containing thousands of hours of content released across traditional and digital media platforms. With hit series that include No Game No Life, Log Horizon, High School of the Dead, and Persona 4: The Animation
, Sentai's catalogue continues to grow with new favorites such as MY love STORY!! and Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Visit www.sentaifilmworks.com for more information.

About Nippon Television Network Corporation
Nippon Television Network Corporation (Nippon TV) is Japan's number one rated broadcaster, having won the Triple Crown title for the entire year of 2014 by topping the charts in the All Day, Prime Time, and Golden Time categories. Since becoming Japan's first commercial broadcaster in August 1953, Nippon TV has come to be known as the country's finest producer and broadcaster of all genres of programs ranging from news, documentaries, sports, dramas, entertainment shows to animation. One of the biggest successes for Nippon TV is its format Dragons' Den. To date, the format has been sold in over 25 countries and regions. Nippon TV also has a wide variety of group companies that deal with movies, animation, events, TV shopping, and merchandising.

International Success of Parasyte -the maxim-
The global success of Parasyte -the maxim- began in October 2014 when over 100 countries and regions broadcasted and/or streamed each episode immediately after airing in Japan. In the US, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Crunchyroll (www.crunchyroll.com/) made the episodes available immediately after their broadcast in Japan and made it to the website's top 5 most popular programs. In Taiwan and Southeast Asia, Animax broadcasted each episode on the same day as Japan. In South Korea, Anibox broadcasted each episode the next day after Japan. Nippon TV is honored that the anime's popularity continues to increase.

Original Manga
Demand for the original manga has increased, thanks to the success of the anime. Total sales have exceeded 15 million copies! The content has enjoyed renewed attention as a result of the anime and movie, increasing manga sales by 4 million copies since the 11 million copies mark recorded as of August 2014.

Shinichi Izumi, an ordinary high school kid, is suddenly attacked by a "parasite" that came flying to Earth. The parasite missed Shinichi's brain by a hair but attached and assimilated itself onto his right arm. It calls itself "MIGI", which means right in Japanese, to honor its location and begins a peculiar symbiotic relationship with its human host.

Distressed that he can't tell anyone about what has happened, Shinichi soon finds himself developing something similar to a friendship with MIGI.

Shinichi and MIGI are suddenly confronted by other parasites that start to appear and kill people. The situation escalates as people also start killing the parasites. Shinichi's childhood friend and classmate Satomi finds herself in danger.

In the midst of this situation, Ryoko Tamiya shows up as a high school teacher who leads the parasites into discovering their own sense of worth.

"Why were we born?"

The parasites begin to realize that they were born to cull the humans who continue to destroy Earth.

The humans fight to live on and begin killing the parasites.

"Who deserves to survive?"

The Earth and their loved ones need to be protected.
As values waver, Shinichi and MIGI throw themselves into the battle between humans and parasites.

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