Kodansha has already released all 8 volumes of Parasyte, a sci-fi body horror manga by Hitoshi Iwaaki, with English translation in a paperback format, but they are releasing the series again and for the first time ever in a new hardcover, full-color format. It’s a great way to get into collecting the series if you have yet to do so, but it’s an incredible collector’s item for long-time fans as well. In addition to being fully colorized, these editions feature a new and revised translation.

If you are new to Parasyte, the series follows Shinichi Izumi, who’s your everyday, average high school student. His life changes forever one day when an alien creature called a Parasite invades his body. Somehow he manages to prevent it from infesting his entire body though, containing it only in his hand.

No longer the same, with his hand under the control of a murderous alien named Migi, Shinichi will have to face this new reality head-on. Others who have been infected by Parasites have not had much luck and have been taken over by these otherworldly beings. Their bodies are now hosts under the control of the Parasites, who morph their bodies any way these please into horrifying visions and use their bodies to hide within the crowd as “humans”.

The only one who knows of their secret is Shinichi, so he will have to find a way to warn humanity of the horrors to come. It’s a series that was released over 30 years ago and is still highly influential and loved to this day.

Kodansha is going to release a total of 9 volumes of the Parasyte Full Color Collection; Each volume collecting approximately 300 pages of the manga. Each volume is retailing for $19.99 USD and Parasyte Full Color Collection 1 is expected to ship out on October 11, 2022. That being said, keep in mind that estimated arrival dates are subject to change or delay by the publisher. You can preorder the Parasyte Full Color Collection 1 at one of the sites listed below.

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Since the time of writing this post, the Parasyte Full Color Collection has been released. Check out our full review of the Parasyte Full Color Collection to find out whether or not they are worth picking up.