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[ + General Facts and Trivia + ]
   
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1.
Written by Hideaki Sena Alias Nase Hide Akira.
 
2.
The standard translated English book has 310 pages of story, 4 pages of
story, 4 pages of 'notes' and 2 pages dedicated to the bibliography.
 
3.
According the books preamble 'Parasito Ibu' was originally published by
Kadokawa Shoten, Tokyo in 1995.
 
4.
The most familiar cover, blue eyes staring out of a warped face, was
designed by Chip Kidd.
 
5.
The book was translated by Tyran Grillo who’s translation, unlike many
before it, actually got the expressed thumbs up from HIdeaki himself.
   
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6.
Toshiaki's work appears in 'Nature' a current and well known science
magazine printed in the UK.
 
7.
Toshiaki can read and write English competently.
 
8.
Toshiaki teaches as well as researches his subject matter.
 
9.
As a child Toshiaki preferred to stay indoors, reading books and honing his
engineering skills.
 
10.
Toshiaki sympathetically shield's Mariko’s father’s eyes from baring witness
to his child giving birth to a monster.
 
11.
Upon the monsters birth Toshiaki sacrifices himself to save everyone from
his newborn albeit horrifically dangerous love child.
   
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12.
The first time Kiyomi's mitochondria noticeably awoke, she was 10, and
  she was visited by a strangely peaceful dream.
   
13.
Kiyomi had the same strange dream on the night of her birthday, every year
after the event on her 10th birthday.
 
14.
Kiyomi’s birthday is on the 24th of December.
 
15.
Kiyomi’s official time of death: 5:31pm.
 
16.
Kiyomi was 23 at the time she died.
 
17.
Kiyomi played piano when she was little.
 
18.
In her younger years at school, her best friend was a girl called Chika.
 
19.
Kiyomi loved Anne of Green Gables.
 
20.
"Kiyomi" Kiyomi is comprised of two characters in the Japanese alphabet
The first meaning ‘Holy’ and the second meaning ‘night’. The joining
compound (the two drawn as the same word) means ‘Christmas Eve’.
 
21.
Kiyomi studied English in college.
 
22.
In the prologue of the book it opens to Kiyomi crashing into a telephone pole.
 
23.
Often trying to communicate with this force that controls her so well, Kiyomi
  never directly converses with her parasitic mitochondria.
   
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24.
Asakura is 5 feet and 9 inches tall. Taller than many of her colleagues.
 
25.
Fellow classmates teased young Asakura for being so tall when she was
younger.
 
26.
Asakura works on her presentation with a mac computer.
 
27.
To get into Asakura’s body the cultured mitochondrial creature rips Asakura’s
  middle finger out of its socket, cracks two other fingers and thanks to a
broken cup, manages to embed a ceramic shard into her knee.
 
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28.
Due to two bullies at school, Mariko stopped taking her medication.
 
29.
Mariko once had crush on a boy called Aoyoma.
 
30.
Mariko was on dialysis for about a year before her first transplant. Her own
father was the organ donor.
 
31.
Throughout the whole ordeal Mariko is horrified at the thought her new
kidney's donor may still be alive. Her greatest fear seems to be this 'person'
returning to retrieve their kidney.
 
32.
While Mariko was No1 on transplant matching list, No2 was Matsuzo Iwata
(Male 51). No3 couldn't be reached by phone and No4 is mentioned only
by age (36)
 
33.
Mariko’s cells, when looked at through a biopsy film, looked several times
larger than normal. They are deformed and have fused together
in small sac-like nets across every cell.
 
34.
Mitochondrial Eve could sense Mariko from outside the hospital. Amazingly,
she could also sense the male organ recipient who she states would be ‘left
to die’.
 
35.
Shigenori Anzai (Mariko's father) was initially unwilling to donate his kidney
to his only daughter.
 
36.
Even with months of dialysis, Mariko’s father only visited the hospital and his
  daughter once or twice. Other time she went on her own via the bus.
   
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37.
In the Epilogue, whilst disposing of the remaining Eve Cells Asakura
speculates to herself whether Kiyomi’s cells were unique. She surmises
that it may just a matter of time before it happens again.
 
38.
The epilogue also deals with Asakura theorizing that Mitochondrial Eve's
failure was due to 'Selfish Genes.' (A Richard Dawkins concept) relating
it to a study in 1991 where interbreeding mice found offspring had
%56 male mitochondrial DNA.
 
39.
According to an interview Hideaki Sena has said that whilst publishing his
book, a TV program about mitochondrial symbiosis was on the air.In another
he illustrates there was a cult using the there was a cult using the principles
of scientific imagery to scare others.
 
40.
Hideaki was still an graduate student at Tohoku University when he wrote
  his prize winning debut novel.
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
[ + Glossary + ]
 
Below are the page notes found in the back of the book. They were written courtesy of Prof. Shigeo Ohta translated selectively from the Kadokawa paperback edition. These notes not only help decipher some of the more complicated words/situations through the book but they also offer a trove of little factoids to add to your repetoir.
 
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