|The Selfish Gene|
|Rōmaji||Rikoteki na Idenshi|
|Air Date|| Januray 14th, 2015 (Japan) |
January 31st, 2016 (United States)
|Adapted Chapters|| Chapter 34 |
(Pages 2, 4-32)
|Opening Song||Let Me Hear|
|Ending Song||It's The Right Time (1st Version)|
|Episode Direction||Sawai Kouji|
|Animation Direction||Shima Ken`ichi|
|← Episode 13||Episode 15 →|
The Selfish Gene (利己的な遺伝子, Rikoteki na Idenshi) is the 14th episode of the Parasyte -the maxim- (寄生獣 セイの格率 Kiseijū Sei no Kakuritsu), anime series.
With their hands forced, Shinichi and Migi reunite with Uda in order to capture and interrogate Kuramori Together, they are able to convince Kuramori to leave Shinichi alone for the time being. Shinichi has a meeting on the roof of a college with Reiko.
Kuramori, despite being dissuaded by Reiko Tamura, decides to continue his investigation. Shinichi teams up with Uda again to attempt to track down and capture the investigator. Shinichi explains everything to Kuramori and Migi warns him not to continue, if he doesn't want to be killed by Tamura.
Tamura attends a university lecture on the "selfish gene", explaining altruism and parental love by an organism simply ensuring the transmission of its own DNA. She brings her baby along to meet with Shinichi, and reveals that Parasites are looking for ways to coexist with humans.
She deduces that a Parasite has killed Shinichi's mother, and the boy threatens to kill her. Tamura almost uses her baby as a shield. Later, a fortune teller reads his palm to find a hole in his heart, recommending that he seek closure with the person who opened this hole.
The episode ends with Shinichi smiling eerily, informing her that he has killed this person (his mother).
- The title of this episode is from literary work "The Selfish Gene", along with all the episode titles, are from famous literary works.
|Parasyte -the maxim-|
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