Takashi YAMAZAKI 山崎貴

Parasyte: Part 1


Nippon Cinema   ª 

Teenager Shinichi can consider himself lucky. True, he has been infected by an extraterrestial parasite that resides in his hand. But he still has control over his brain – unlike many other parasite hosts. After his initial aversion, Shinichi and the parasite have to form an unlikely couple in this intelligent sci­fi-horror film that took the Japanese box offices by storm.

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Parasyte: Part 1 (NC 2015)


Japan 2014

108 minutes


Ryota KOSAWA, Takashi YAMAZAKI based on a manga by Hitoshi IWAAKI

Shoichi ATO

Naoki SATO

About Takashi YAMAZAKI

Takashi YAMAZAKI, born in Nagano Prefecture in 1964, graduated from Asagaya College of Art and Design. His film JUVENILE (2000) was his directorial debut. His film ALWAYS: SUNSET ON THIRD STREET (2005 / NC ’06) won 12 out of 14 categories of the Japan Academy Film Prize. BATTLESHIP YAMATO (2010) and STAND BY ME DORAEMON (2014) were also highly successful at the box office. PARASYTE: PART 1 (2014 / NC ’15) and PARASYTE: PART 2 (2015 / NC ’15) as well as DESTINY: THE TALE OF KAMAKURA (2017 / NC ’18) were screened at Nippon Connection. LUPIN III: THE FIRST (2019 / NC ’21) was awarded the Japan Academy Film Prize as Excellent Animation Work. YAMAZAKI is considered to be one of the leading special effects experts in Japan.