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Mushishi Zoku Shou

Mushishi Zoku Shou

Alternative Titles

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


Type: TV
Episodes: 10
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2014 to Jun 21, 2014
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.821 (scored by 20661 users)
Ranked: #212
Popularity: #688
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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)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Mushishi
Prequel: Mushishi, Mushishi Special: Hihamukage
Sequel: Mushishi Zoku Shou Special, Mushishi Zoku Shou 2nd Season

Characters & Voice Actors

Nakano, Yuto
Nakano, Yuto
Ueda, Yuji
Ueda, Yuji
Kishio, Daisuke
Kishio, Daisuke
Doi, Mika
Doi, Mika


Nagahama, Hiroshi
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Tanaka, Kazuya
Sound Director
Rose, Lucy
Theme Song Performance
Waki, Takeshi
Art Director

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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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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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Jul 12, 2014
"once the rain stops and real tears can be shed, I will put down roots. Until then, with the rain by my side, I will continue to drift like the clouds"

Mushishi Zoku Sho continues the episodic chronicles of Ginko, the white-haired, laid back, chain-smoking, wandering ‘Mushishi’ (Loose TL: Mushi-master). For the fans of the much praised 2006 series, Zoku Sho is, in every technical and aesthetic sense, true to its predecessor. The studio behind it (Artland), and the staff is the same, and there have been no dramatic stylistic changes, making Zoku sho, except in its more enhanced visuals and polished presentation, the direct continuation read more
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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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Both are episodic anime about a traveling protagonist who helps people deal with their supernatural encounters.
Mononoke is much darker and more horrific than Mushishi.
Mononoke runs in multiple episode story arcs unlike Mushishi.
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Both of them are episodic anime.
Both of the stories are based on supernatural events and spirits.
Relaxing peaceful feel, slow running, calm pace, disposition that is supported by excellent music opening and ending themes and a unique animation style. Both stories possess a mysterious feel to it and how it all comes together slowly but surely.
If periphrase popular song: "All you need is art".

The art is the main character and the main motivation of these animes. Simple yet pretty backgrounds of Japan will help you relax and rest your mind during watching. Simple character design and pastel colours will only help with that.
Lack of good protagonist make both shows calm, peaceful if not to say sleepy. You won't find here any moral or logical dilemmas (well, there are some in Robotic;Notes, but in a vegetative state). Primitive plot (if you consider there is any) is just linking together different landscapes brought to you by animators. All episodes are accompanied by nice meditative music themes.

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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