The first season of Parasyte: The Maxim has just been released on Netflix, but fans of the anime can’t wait to find out if there is a season 2 on the way.
With the majority of us still under lockdown, there has never been a better time to watch some great anime.
Thankfully, Netflix has a vast library of excellent anime shows for you to binge-watch right now.
Their latest addition, Parasyte: The Maxim is a great addition to the collection.
With 24 episodes, season 1 will keep you entertained for hours, but fans are eager to know whether the show will return for a second instalment.
What is Parasyte: The Maxim?
Parasyte: The Maxim is an anime television series adaptation of a popular manga series ‘Parasyte’.
The series follows a high school student called Shinichi Izumi whose right hand becomes possessed by an alien parasite named Migi.
Over the course of the season, Izumi finds himself battling other parasites who feast on humans in an exciting but creepy storyline.
Season 1 of the Parasyte: The Maxim anime releases on Netflix on May 15th, but fans are confused to whether the anime will get a second season.
Parasyte: The Maxim season 2
Unfortunately, there will probably not be a Parasyte: The Maxim season 2.
The plot of season 1 ends exactly where the manga ends, meaning there is no material left to adapt the story from.
So, it is highly unlikely that we will get a Parasyte: The Maxim season 2 unless the author decides to continue the template manga.
Other Parasyte: The Maxim content
If you want more Parasyte: The Maxim content, there are alternatives to the anime.
Currently, there are two live-action films that are available for you to watch.
Parasyte: Part 1 was released in 2014, with the sequel, Parasyte: Part 2 releasing in 2015.
Whilst there hasn’t been a live-action film that lives up to the anime in the entire genre, the films aren’t that bad and certainly scratch the Parasyte-itch.
Season 1 of Parasyte: The Maxim is available on Netflix from May 15th.