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Parasyte: The Maxim as a Symbol for Childhood
Parasyte: The Maxim is a pretty graphic horror manga from the late 80’s early 90’s with anime and movie spin-offs. I would argue that in the early chapters, the story is symbolic of childhood in the form of Migi, the Parasyte. Migi is eager to learn, very curious, visual, extremely literal, and often misunderstands the young adult human world. Migi is a different look at childhood, from a source that can express itself as an adult with all the aspects of childhood.