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


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
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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
Side story: Mushibugyou OVA

Characters & Voice Actors

Terashima, Takuma
Terashima, Takuma
Okubo, Rumi
Okubo, Rumi
Ichinotani, Tenma
Ichinotani, Tenma
Serizawa, Yuu
Serizawa, Yuu
Koikawa, Shungiku
Koikawa, Shungiku
Eguchi, Takuya
Eguchi, Takuya


Hamana, Takayuki
Hiramitsu, Takuya
Sound Director
Theme Song Performance
Theme Song Lyrics

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Oct 14, 2013
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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May 27, 2013
This is my first review so don't be too harsh.

Edited as of 10/1 upon completion of the series.

Mushibugyou is your typical shounen really, but It has a few stylish and interesting choices for subject matter, that being insects. At first it's treated quite like a monster of the week affair. Similar to the very beginning of bleach. However as things go on stuff gets more interesting. Characters develop, romance develops, and Arcs unfold. I'm gonna be honest there isn't much original here, however there isn't much original about most shounen. It's all about how well it's executed when it comes to shounen's story. In this read more
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Jun 17, 2013
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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Dec 16, 2013
Set in an alternate Feudal Era Japan, Mushibugyou combines a unique mix of historical themes with comic relief to create a thoroughly enjoyable story. In this alternate world, humans are not the beings at the top of the food chain. Instead, that position is held by giant man eating insects. Being not only uplifting but enjoyable to watch, the show manages to captivate and hold its audience in thrall. Though admittedly not at spectacular as the other 2013 Spring releases, Mushibugyou is simply too fun to simply pass by.

[POTENTIAL SPOILERS BELOW: I have refrained from spoilers as much as possible. Read at your own risk.]

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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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These animes share the same concept of samurai's during the Edo period or also known as the feudal era. In Brave 10, Sanada Yukimura gather 10 warriors to aid in his fight for what's right, as for Mushibugyou, Jinbe and the Insect Magistrate fight against insects attacking the town. Brave 10 has a light and comedic plot that follows Saizo Kirigakure. It also involves the supernatural, bishounen guys, and the art is beautiful. For Mushibugyou, the plot is also light so far but with a more darker feel as it involves the supernatural.
-Both are about gigantic bugs that attack a city.
-A group of people in a certain group are supposed to take care of the issue with the bugs
-A wall is protecting the city from the bugs.
Both are a Japanese style of ninja arts except Mushibugyou is more samurai cultivated. Both main characters start out sucking at what they want to be the best at, but have the determination and heart to be the best and protect there friends.
Both are fighting large bug/ monsters (but they are kind of bugs anyways) .Both include ecchi. They both have a girl who is short, have grey long hair, and is motionless. I don't know if they are the same, but then both mc are strong. In this case, in mushibugyo, the mc has a hidden self meanwhile CSR the mc is already strong.. but then their potential is kind of hidden.

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 Da'M (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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