Parasyte vol 4 by hitoshi iwaaki
Kana tells Shinichi more about her unique power to be able to sense when people are "different," and she wonders why Shinichi gives off that feeling to her. Shinichi desperately wants to tell Kana everything, but Migi threatens to cut her down if he does, so he waits until Migi is asleep. Kana doesn't really believe Shinichi and wants some proof, but she also wants to hone her skills to be able to pick out Shinichi from the other monsters. Shinichi warns her not to as she might be putting herself in danger chasing after monsters. Migi and Kana both sense a large gathering of parasites and find several at a gathering for a local politician delivering a speech about protecting the Earth. Migi zeroes in on the monsters and they're all shocked to find out that one of the parasites is the candidate himself!
Volume four definitely picked up the pace compared to the previous volume. Murano's doubts are still present and she asks herself a few times if Shinichi is different, but it's definitely not a main focus like it was in volume three. The parasite running for office is a new twist and not something I saw coming! This element is something fresh and pretty complicated for Shinichi and Migi to figure out. At some point though, I wonder if Migi and Shinichi are going to have to expand their team to take on all these different facets of the parasite invasion, or if the events of this volume have steeled them even further from being able to trust anyone.
Sara's Rating: 9/10
Suitability Level: Grades 11-12
Reviews of previous volumes in this series: vol 1, vol 2, vol 3
Publication Date: July 26, 2011
ISBN: 9781612620763 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 9/10, Suitability: High School, Manga, Horror, Humor, Kodansha
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