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Mushibugyou

Mushibugyou

Alternative Titles

English: Mushibugyo
Japanese: ムシブギョー 蟲奉行

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 2013 to Sep 30, 2013
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.531 (scored by 8132 users)
Ranked: #13252
Popularity: #1194
Members: 19,053
Favorites: 53
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2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

The action story is set in Edo-era Tokyo in the early 1700s. The eighth shogun Tokugawa Yoshimune ordered boxes to be installed so commoners can submit their thoughts. After hearing their voices, the shogun creates a new magistrate unit—Mushibugyou—to protect the people in the heart of the city. Each member is a specialist with unique fighting skills.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Joujuu Senjin!! Mushibugyou

Characters & Voice Actors

Mugai
Mugai
Main
Terashima, Takuma
Japanese
Terashima, Takuma
Hibachi
Hibachi
Main
Ookubo, Rumi
Japanese
Ookubo, Rumi
Ichinotani, Tenma
Ichinotani, Tenma
Main
Serizawa, Yuu
Japanese
Serizawa, Yuu
Koikawa, Shungiku
Koikawa, Shungiku
Main
Eguchi, Takuya
Japanese
Eguchi, Takuya

Staff

Hamana, Takayuki
Director
Hiramitsu, Takuya
Sound Director
Ayami
Theme Song Performance
Dasoku
Theme Song Performance



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Oct 14, 2013
Stark700
So what do you do when insects come knock at your door? Well, normally you'd call the pest control. But here's the problem. These are not your ordinary insects. In fact, these are the type that will tear you apart and eat you alive. It takes more much than the pest control. Luckily, you can call upon a more reliant force known as the City Patrol, an elite unit of insect exterminators who are specialists in dealing with those pesky creatures.

As one of the lesser known series from the 2013 Spring lineup, Mushibugyou might of slipped under some people's radar. In fact, I wasn't read more
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Jun 17, 2013
Anime_Troll
This anime's strength is in it's simplicity, not in it's complexity.

So for everyone who is looking for a mind-boggling sophisticated psychological thriller, this anime is not for you. The anime this is for is just for children, for one, due to it's oversimplified nature, and secondly it is for those who are willing to watch the non-mainstream anime. But arguably due to all the gorey bits, it's probably suited towards the mature audiences. But nevertheless it's very simple even a child could understand.

If the first episode doesn't deter you from watching the anime, then that's basically what you get. The first episode clearly sets read more
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Recommendations

Fictional stories relies on a number of themes. Among them is a chance encounter with certain forces of the supernatural. In both series, the main protagonist encounters them in the very beginning that threatens the very existence of their lives.

Action wise, both series focuses on fantasy themes with its weapons and execution in terms of its fighting elements. The place that both series takes place are also influenced by its historical setting.

Rikugou (Amatsuki) and Jinbei (Mushibugyou) also shares similar personalities in terms of being kinda to their peers as well as protecting what they treasure. Their encounter with a strange female character in the series creates a bond that is noticeable throughout their perspective stories.
In both of these series we have a special group assembled to fight off creatures that threaten the safety of a designated area. In Mushibugyou, the setting is 17th century Edo (Tokyo) and the creatures are oversize insect creatures, with the group being the Insect Magistrate. The members of this group are mostly fighters of some sort or another, using swords and sometimes onmyouji arts or bombs. In Kekkaishi, the setting is modern Japan (I forget which city/area in particular), and the creatures are ayakashi (demons, youkai, mononoke, etc.) who seek out a certain school campus that was built on sacred land, with the group being the kekkaishi, or barrier users. The kekkaishi use a type of spiritual power to create and manipulate barriers, trap the creatures inside them, and otherwise fight said creatures.

Between the two series, I would venture to say that Kekkaishi is the far superior one, both in terms of art, storyline, and characterization.
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Opening Theme

#1: "Tomo yo (友よ)" by GaGaGa SP (eps 1-13)
#2: "Denshin∞ Unchained (伝心∞アンチェインド)" by FREE 蛇’M (eps 14-25)

Ending Theme

#1: "Ichizu (イチズ)" by i☆Ris (eps 1-13)
#2: "Through All Eternity ~ en no kizuna ~ (Through All Eternity ~縁の絆~)" by ayami (eps 14-25)
#3: "Tomo yo (友よ)" by GaGaGa SP (ep 26)

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