Ranked #29

Mushishi Zoku Shou

Alternative Titles

English: MUSHI-SHI -Next Passage-
Synonyms: Mushi-shi Zoku Shou, Mushishi: The Next Chapter
Japanese: 蟲師 続章

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 10
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2014 to Jun 21, 2014
Premiered: Spring 2014
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Aniplex
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Artland
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.791 (scored by 32,422 users)
Ranked: #292
Popularity: #593
Members: 74,313
Favorites: 483
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Synopsis

They existed long before anyone can remember. They are simple and strange in nature, not resembling any other plant or animal in this world. In ancient times, people revered these bizarre creatures and called them "Mushi."

People once again began to believe in the existence of these "Mushi" when they began affecting their lives in inexplicable ways.

The one who connects the world of "Mushi" to the world of humans—they were called the "Mushi-shi."

All life exists not to hinder others in this world.
They are simply there to live as they were meant to.

(Source: Aniplex USA)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Ginko
Ginko
Main
Nakano, Yuto
Japanese
Nakano, Yuto
Adashino
Adashino
Supporting
Ueda, Yuji
Japanese
Ueda, Yuji
Narrator
Supporting
Doi, Mika
Japanese
Doi, Mika
Toki
Toki
Supporting
Ueda, Shinichirou
Japanese
Ueda, Shinichirou

Staff

Nagahama, Hiroshi
Nagahama, Hiroshi
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Tanaka, Kazuya
Tanaka, Kazuya
Sound Director
Rose, Lucy
Rose, Lucy
Theme Song Performance
Masuda, Toshio
Masuda, Toshio
Music

More episodes Episodes(10/10)

Episode Title Aired
1 Banquet at the Forest's Edge
Nozue no Utage (野末の宴)
Apr 5, 2014
2 The Warbling Sea Shell
Saezuru Kai (囀る貝)
Apr 12, 2014
3 Beneath the Snow
Yuki no Shita (雪の下)
Apr 19, 2014
4 The Hand That Caresses the Night
Yoru wo Naderu Te (夜を撫でる手)
Apr 26, 2014
5 Mirror Lake
Kagami ga Fuchi (鏡が淵)
May 3, 2014

Opening Theme

"Shiver" by Lucy Rose

Ending Theme

#01: "Nozue no Utage" (野末の宴) by Toshio Masuda (ep 1)
#02: "Saezuru Kai" (囀る貝) by Toshio Masuda (ep 2)
#03: "Yuki no Shita" (雪の下) by Toshio Masuda (ep 3)
#04: "Yoru wo Naderu Te" (夜を撫でる手) by Toshio Masuda (ep 4)
#05: "Kagami ga Fuchi" (鏡が淵) by Toshio Masuda (ep 5)
#06: "Hana Madoi" (花惑い) by Toshio Masuda (ep 6)
#07: "Hi Teru Ame" (日照る雨) by Toshio Masuda (ep 7)
#08: "Shimaki Tatsu" (風巻立つ) by Toshio Masuda (ep 8)
#09: "Ushio Waku Tani" (潮わく谷) by Toshio Masuda (ep 9)
#10: "Fuyu no Soko" (冬の底) by Toshio Masuda (ep 10)



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papsoshea
Jun 28, 2014
How can you put something so beautiful and masterfully put together into words? It's an experience that stands alone at the top, an experience like no other. Before it's premiere I took a moment to ponder. Will the writing still be magnificent? Will the elegant and mystical atmosphere still feel the same? Would the Fates really allow something so wonderful to happen? There was really no reason to think it wouldn't be the same, however, these were some of the small doubts that crossed my mind. How wrong I was. After nearly a decade since the franchise has left the airwaves, Mushishi returns in read more
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Stark700
Jun 20, 2014
Mushishi, a series that debuted over 8 years ago makes its return, and a surprising one at that. Beautiful is an underrated word to describe the franchise as it is much more than its natural beauty. Rather, Mushishi is a fantastic work of art, a feast of elegance to bestow upon for its storytelling. For fans familiar with season 1, the show depicts itself with an episodic format starring journeyman Ginko. Mushishi Zoku Shou (also known as Mushishi: Next Chapter) opens the door to a new saga with an mystifying adventure that will once again bring back those wonderful memories from near a decade ago.

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Gonzo-lewd
Dec 31, 2014
There is a common saying that lightning never strikes twice at the same place. The same analogy can be applied to how a sequel of a classic never reaches the quality of that of its predecessor. However, both statements are far from the truth, it’s just that we don’t often see both happen very often. But when we do see it, its nothing short of magical.

What transpires into the discussion of Mushishi Zoku Shou is how it is able to keep the spirit of the original series alive and well. When you get right down to it, there isn’t any need to try to do read more
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Ragix
Jun 23, 2014
If I were to describe Mushishi in just a few words, it would have to be 'story-telling masterpiece'. Mushishi held this title and I'm proud to say that Mushishi Zoku Shou holds it as well. When such an eloquent blend of story writing, narration, atmosphere, art and sound come together it creates a fantastic, bone-chilling new world that those whom have the pleasure of viewing can't help but gawk at. Whether there is sadness, happiness, anguish or joy Mushishi Zoku Shou has delivered these feelings in a presentation so well-wrapped even its flaws cannot be seen. Mushishi Zoku Shou has been a remarkably soothing read more
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