Hello there. Recently, on a trip to another state I came into contact with a manga that I had never seen before. I picked it up, scanned through and started to read it. This manga was called Parasyte, and it got me pretty interested.
The basic storyline of it is that alien life forms have landed on Earth and started to take over people's bodies. To do this, they bore into the heads of people and take over the function of the brain. Soon, the person is effectively killed because of this, but the alien creature keeps the body as it's own(much like in the movie, The Thing). These parasites look like normal humans on the outside, and try to behave like them too. However, they have no emotions like humans and no facial expressions.
(This woman is a very important and interesting parasite. All parasites have these dull expressions.)
As the new "brain" of the body, they can push the human body to it's limits and also can change themselves into different shapes, and can effortlessly kill humans which they need as a food source.
For one guy name Izumi though, a parasite accidently bored into his arm thus leaving him still alive. The parasite has it's own personality, and doesn't desire to eat humans. However, now Izumi must find out what to do with his life as he comes into contact with other parasites, and find himself changing dramatically…physically, and emotionally.....
So yeah, it's from the 1990s but it's getting a reprint with better translations and such. I bought vol. 3 & 4 and wanted to know if other knew about it, or were interested.