Updated on April 3, 11:10 a.m. (GMT+8): Added images.

If you’re a fan of the classic Parasyte the Maxim anime, you’ll definitely want to know the Parasyte the Grey release date.

Step into the realm of timeless storytelling with Parasyte the Grey, a riveting Korean live-action Netflix series.

The adaptation brings to life the captivating tale of the legendary manga Parasyte by Hitoshi Iwaaki, which has sold over 25 million copies in more than 30 regions and countries.

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Directed by Yeon Sang Ho, known for his work on Train to Busan and Hellbound, Netflix’s Parasyte provides a fresh perspective by diverging from the anime and introducing unique elements not found in the manga.

Here is everything you need to know about Parasyte the Grey live-action.

What is Parasyte?

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Parasitic aliens invaded Earth, infiltrating humanity by burrowing into the brains of vulnerable targets. These beings took full control of their hosts and could transform into various forms to feed on unsuspecting prey.

The series followed 16-year-old high school student Shinichi Izumi, who was attacked by one of these parasites. It failed to take over his brain and ended up in his right hand instead.

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Unable to relocate, the parasite, now named Migi, relied on Shinichi to stay alive. Together, they had to defend themselves from hostile parasites seeking to eradicate this new threat to their species.

The manga series began its publication in 1988 and ran until 1995 in Kodansha’s Morning Open Zokan and Monthly Afternoon magazine. An anime television adaptation titled Parasyte The Maxim aired in Japan from October 9, 2014, to March 26, 2015.

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Parasyte The Grey is an original story inspired by Hitoshi Iwaaki’s Parasyte manga, rather than a direct adaptation.

The Netflix show is set in Korea, distinguishing it from the original Japanese setting of the anime series and Parasyte Part 1 and 2, the two Japanese live-action movies released in 2014 and 2015, respectively.

Parasyte the Grey release date

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The premiere date for the Korean live-action show is April 5, 2024.

Parasyte the Grey Korean live-action cast

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Koo Kyo-hwan is Kang-woo, a man on a mission to find his missing sister, driving him to confront the parasitic threat head-on.

Lee Jung-hyun portrays Jun-kyung, the resolute leader of “Team Grey,” the anti-parasite task force dedicated to protecting humanity.

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Kwon Hae-hyo plays Chul-min, a seasoned detective committed to safeguarding Su-in, facing the challenges posed by the parasites.

Kim In-kwon plays the character of Won-seok, Chul-min’s junior colleague, adding depth to the team’s dynamic.

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Where to watch Parasyte the Grey?

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The series is a Netflix exclusive show. You can watch Parasyte the Maxim anime on Amazon Prime.

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