Ranked #3865

Mushi-Uta

Alternative Titles

English: Mushi-Uta
Synonyms: Mushiuta
Japanese: ムシウタ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 6, 2007 to Oct 5, 2007
Premiered: Summer 2007
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Zexcs
Source: Light novel
Genres: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.831 (scored by 4,601 users)
Ranked: #38652
Popularity: #2481
Members: 10,905
Favorites: 27
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Synopsis

Mushi-uta's story takes place in the near future. Ten years before the story's opening, strange insect-like creatures known as "Mushi" began appearing. The Mushi are able to consume peoples' dreams and thoughts in return for supernatural powers. At the end of episode one, protagonist Daisuke "Kakkou" Kusuriya encounters a young girl named Shiika Anmoto. The two, in time, become quite close. However, unbeknownst to Kakkou, Shiika is an escapee from a secret prison known as GARDEN where those posessed by the Mushi, known as the Mushitsuki are held. GARDEN's military force, the Special Environmental Conservation Executive Office, dispatches its finest killer to track down Shiika. However, they are faced with resistance from the Mushibane resistance organisation, led by the secretive "Ladybird".

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kusuriya, Daisuke
Kusuriya, Daisuke
Main
Asanuma, Shintaro
Japanese
Asanuma, Shintaro
Anmoto, Shiika
Anmoto, Shiika
Main
Hanazawa, Kana
Japanese
Hanazawa, Kana
Tachibana, Rina
Tachibana, Rina
Main
Nabatame, Hitomi
Japanese
Nabatame, Hitomi
Ookura, Yamato
Ookura, Yamato
Supporting
Hamada, Kenji
Japanese
Hamada, Kenji

Staff

Sakai, Kazuo
Sakai, Kazuo
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kikuta, Hiromi
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director
Endou, Tetsuya
Endou, Tetsuya
Episode Director
Kanasaki, Takaomi
Kanasaki, Takaomi
Script

More episodes Episodes(0/12)

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Opening Theme

"Mushi-Uta" by Akatsuki

Ending Theme

"Sayonara" by Hiromi Sato



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Erisu
Mar 20, 2008
Mushi-Uta Review.
Writen by: Erisu

Since someone else made a very negative review about this series, I decided to give you another look on the situation.

Story
Mushi-uta's story takes place in the near future. Ten years before the story's opening, strange insect-like creatures known as "Mushi" began appearing. The Mushi are able to consume peoples' dreams and thoughts in return for supernatural powers. At the end of episode one, protagonist Daisuke "Kakkou" Kusuriya encounters a young girl named Shiika Anmoto. The two, in time, become quite close. However, unbeknownst to Kakkou, Shiika is an escapee from a secret prison known as GARDEN where those posessed by the Mushi, read more
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Elydan
Jul 4, 2009
Before I start naming the 'buts', let me tell you what really intrigued me with Mushi Uta; the things that really had this series going for me.

For one, the animation. It's a 12 episodes long show, which is really short considering the amount of storytelling needing to be done. However, unlike many 12 episodes having Anime's, the animation quality wasn't bad and in fact one of this Anime's strong points. Action scenes were worked out nicely, coloring was nice and fitting, the animation was smooth and the backgrounds and effects looked particularly interesting enough.

Besides animation, the sounds are well done (though not exceptional) and the read more
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bjtdevera
Nov 29, 2007
This anime is a prime example of bad storytelling.

There are people called "hosts" who can summon powerful insects to fight battles for them. If you kill a host's insect, the host goes into an incurable comatose-like state called "fallen". News of a host who was able to recover from the "fallen" spreads, and two groups race to capture her to learn her secrets.

It had the makings of an action-packed drama; unfortunately, it was presented quite poorly. Most of the anime was focused on a love triangle that was only borderline interesting. One of the characters that had the most screen time read more
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Tsumayouji
Jun 12, 2009
Welp, when I first started watching this show, I was like, "Oh cool! Bugs! That's awesome and original," but then, after watching past the second episode, I couldn't shake the impression that the bug aspect was really all this show had going for it. After finishing the show, I was sadly proven correct. But, let's break it down, shall we?

**WARNING! There are some slight SPOILERS from this point onwards. I'll try not to reveal anything hugely important, but to express my viewpoint on some issues, giving away tiny details is necessary.**

~Story~

Okay, as has been pointed out by two of the other reviewers, the story is read more
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Recommendations

Anime: Ayakashi
Both are very similar but different too. Some of the characters share same roles and strange creatures/monsters play a big part too. Both look sort of the same in style (but Mushi-Uta looks much nicer). One big thing is that Mushi-Uta is way better anime and Ayakashi is very gory. 
reportRecommended by Niacinamide
Anime: Tegami Bachi
Both have the same idea. In Mushi-Uta, the Mushi (insects) are able to consume people's dreams and thoughts. In Tegami Batchi, the Gaishou (also insects) eat people's feelings and emotions.
After they devour people's thoughts and feelings, people become like dolls! They don't talk, speak, or show any reactions. They are alive but dead inside! 
reportRecommended by Krad-sama
Anime: Towa no Quon 1: Utakata no Kaben
Both deal with competing organizations where one side is trying to exterminate a perceived threat, and the other is trying to help/control their powers and live a 'normal' life. Concepts of worth, rejection, loneliness, mental scars, monster vs human, etc. 
reportRecommended by Positiveputty
Anime: 11eyes
It's realy two things of one type. First of all, Mushi-Uta and 11Eyes have similar main characters. 11Eyes like Mushi-Uta is realy cool (and quite strong) drama. but it's spoiler, so i realy don't wanna to tell you about that :D  
reportRecommended by JagdCrab
Anime: Kyoushirou to Towa no Sora
Both animes are about a love triangle, with two girls and a guy. The main guys have a similar personality, very cold and serious, but change through the series when they realise the meaning of love and friendship.In both, the main girls start as rivals but then become good friends. There´s also a lot of similarities between the main girls Shiika and Kuu, who are fragile girls that are being chased because they are the most powerful beings and dont want to release their powers. Both have action and a lot of drama and tragedy.  
reportRecommended by Akarioru
Anime: Persona: Trinity Soul
Certain people have strange abilities that manifest as somewhat robotic-looking creatures that fight for them. In particular, both shows seem to have factions fighting against one another. 
reportRecommended by Dorothea

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