The police use serial killer Uragami to identify parasites among humans, as he has a special ability to detect them; however, he is unable to correctly identify Izumi Shinichi. A few months after the events of the previous film, Shinichi continues to track down and kill the parasites who terrorize the human world for food, with help from Migi, the parasite that infects his right hand. He learns that he is being tracked by Kuramori Shiro, a reporter hired by parasite Tamiya Ryoko.
Cast & Credits
Rate based on the different criteria: 8.5
Never watched the anime nor read the manga before watching this. I personally think it's an advantage because people are bound to be disappointed when watching a movie adaptation since lots of things are usually left out.
I loved the first movie and bought the anime AND the manga after watching it and this second installment was just as great as the first one.
What it did better: The emotional scenes. It was extremely touching which I sort of expected but affected me way more than I had anticipated.
What I liked less: Well the first movie was already full of gore but as we reach the end, the amount of disgusting bits displayed reaches new heights. There's one scene in particular that I found particularly creepy because it was both very emotional but at the same extremely disgusting. Go figure.
I'm removing 0.5 points for the last scene which is a little bit clumsy. We get the message but the way it's conveyed leaves a lot to be desired.
This being said, if you liked the first one, you won't be disappointed. I loved its bittersweet end and can't wait to read the original manga.
Well, wonderful job from the whole cast again BUT I'm removing 0.5 points for the usual fake kisses.
Good but forgettable except for the ending song which rocks my boat.
Rewatch Value: 8
Did I say I loved this movie? Though I definitely need to be in the mood because man... it's bloody.
If you like scy-fy, well here's a good example of an "alien invasion" movie well done though not for the sensitive soul.
If you liked mangas such as Tokyo Ghoul or Eternal Sabbath, you're in for a treat. Highly recommended.