With Migi’s cells now infused all throughout Shinichi’s body, is he becoming less human? Murano, the girl he likes, is starting to think he’s changed in a bad way — he’s colder, more violent, and maybe starting to become a punk. While Shinichi and Migi try to figure out what he’s doing to give off this vibe, another parasite comes to the school: Shimada, who claims that he isn’t eating humans and he’s come to learn how to co-exist with them. Neither Shinichi nor Migi trust him for a second, and it turns out that Tamiya, the parasite posing as a teacher who crossed paths in previous volumes, is the one who set Shimada on Shinichi’s path! Another classmate tries to find out more about Shimada and accidentally sets off another murder-spree at her school. But, thanks to this incident, the authorities have finally started to crack the code on these alien invaders.
The storytelling on this volume is a little more fractured than in previous volumes. There’s a lot of jumping back-and-forth between school and other places, like Shinichi’s home or the home of a schoolmate, and the transitions are a little rough. There also wasn’t a whole lot to further the plot line until the very end of the volume. Shinichi and Murano going back and forth with their feelings for each other isn’t as exciting and interesting to me, but we’ll see what happens with the fall out in the next volume from what they go through at the end of this volume.
Sara's Rating: 8/10
Suitability Level: Grades 11-12
Reviews of previous volumes in this series: vol 1, vol 2
Publication Date: July 26, 2011
ISBN: 9781612620756 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 8/10, Suitability: High School, Manga, Horror, Humor, Kodansha
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