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The Parasite Eve (パラサイト・イヴ Parasaito Ivu?) series contains a book, movie and three video games.

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Book

The original book, Parasite Eve, was written by Hideaki Sena, and became the first winner of the Japan Horror Novel Award. It was later translated into English by Tyran Grillo working under Vertical Inc. and released in America during December 2005[1]. The translation quality of the novel's scientific phenomenon was considered to be very well handled by the fans, however, there have been multiple complaints regarding the quantities of typos and misused words in the first edition of the translated book.


Film

Parasite Eve

"It's not a virus...it's evolution."
Directed by Masayuki Ochiai
Written by Ryoichi Kimizuka
Hideaki Sena (novel)
Distributed by ADV Films (US)
Release date(s) 1997 Japan
2001 US
Running time 120 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

In 1997, a film adaptation of the Parasite Eve novel was released in Japan. In 2001, ADV Films released the original Japanese movie on DVD in the United States. The movie does not contain an English dub track and its subtitles are hardsubs, unusual for an American release.

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Plot summary

Toshiaki Nagashima is a biologist who is doing major research on mitochondria. When his beautiful young wife is left brain-dead following a car accident, he secretly extracts mitochondria from her liver cells and begins tampering with them in a desperate attempt to revive her. The mitochondria take on a life of their own and begin seizing control of the laboratory attendants, spawning a terrifying new species that eventually threatens to take over the world.

Video games

Parasite Eve

The first game in the series, produced by Square Co. and released in 1998 for the Sony PlayStation. It serves as a sequel to the novel.

Parasite Eve II

The sequel to the original game, released in 2000 for the PlayStation worldwide.

The 3rd Birthday

A spin-off of the Parasite Eve series that is currently in development for the PlayStation Portable, which is why "Parasite Eve" has been excluded from its title. The game was originally announced for DoCoMo cell phones, but in the Tokyo Game Show 2008 presskits, it was confirmed that the game will be exclusive for the PlayStation Portable.

References

  1. ^ Vertical

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