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Mushishi

Mushishi

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Mushi-shi
Japanese: 蟲師

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 23, 2005 to Jun 19, 2006
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.811 (scored by 67726 users)
Ranked: #212
Popularity: #90
Members: 151,720
Favorites: 8,481
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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adventure drama fantasy supernatural

Synopsis

"Mushi": the most basic forms of life in the world. They exist without any goals or purposes aside from simply "being." They are beyond the shackles of the words "good" and "evil." Mushi can exist in countless forms and are capable of mimicking things from the natural world such as plants, diseases, and even phenomena like rainbows.

This is, however, just a vague definition of these entities that inhabit the vibrant world of Mushishi, as to even call them a form of life would be an oversimplification. Detailed information on Mushi is scarce because the majority of humans are unaware of their existence.

So what are Mushi and why do they exist? This is the question that a "Mushi-shi," Ginko, ponders constantly. Mushi-shi are those who research Mushi in hopes of understanding their place in the world's hierarchy of life.

Ginko chases rumors of occurrences that could be tied to Mushi, all for the sake of finding an answer.

It could, after all, lead to the meaning of life itself...

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Related Anime

Adaptation: Mushishi
Sequel: Mushishi Special: Hihamukage, Mushishi Zoku Shou

Characters & Voice Actors

Ginko
Ginko
Main
Willingham, Travis
English
Willingham, Travis
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Japanese
Sawashiro, Miyuki
...
Adashino
Adashino
Supporting
Ueda, Yuji
Japanese
Ueda, Yuji
Huber, Chuck
English
Huber, Chuck
...
Nui
Nui
Supporting
Doi, Mika
Japanese
Doi, Mika
Seman, Jennifer
English
Seman, Jennifer
Jin
Jin
Supporting
Koyama, Tsuyoshi
Japanese
Koyama, Tsuyoshi
Williams, Kent
English
Williams, Kent

Staff

Cook, Justin
Producer
Nagahama, Hiroshi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Series Composition
Tanaka, Kazuya
Sound Director
Inokawa, Shintaro
Episode Director



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Sep 4, 2007
Chelle
"Mushishi" is an episodic anime that has only one main character~ Ginko. Ginko's purpose is to travel from town to town, researching a phenomenon called "mushi" and their effects on humanity. He also helps the different villages deal with any mushi "problems" they may encounter.

Story:
This is the SINGLE MOST beautiful and original story I have ever seen, both inside and outside the anime community. The concept of "mushi"~ an entity that is neither human, plant, or animal, that affects the daily lives of humans is intelligent and thought-provoking. How Ginko deals with these phenomenon, whether he is just researching or "treating" read more
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Jul 20, 2013
mahoganycow
In spirit, at least, each episode of Mushishi strongly reminds me of one thing: A cave painting. A depiction of man and the outside world, brief and primal but perfectly expressive, radiating mysticism, perhaps possessed of more meaning than it initially appears to have.

From minute one, Mushishi's representation of a vast world grabs the eye and doesn't let go. Lush forests with dew dripping from every leaf; barren winter mountains peppered with stubborn snow-covered trees; an innocuous pond with lilies on the surface of the still water. The series roams from setting to setting, and all are presented with a lifelike attention to detail. The read more
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Recommendations

These are both episodic anime that center around someone who travels from town to town and they usually wind up helping someone through a difficult situation at each stop. While Kino's purpose is only to travel and to see different countries, Ginko's is to find and research "Mushi." Both stories have beautiful animation and offer up "life lessons." Although these lessons may be a little easier to see in Kino's Journey, they're there in Mushishi, as well. Enjoy ^_^
Both of the main characters can see spirits. Both series are episodic, they can be watched in almost any order. Both have a lot of drama packed into these short stories.

Opening Theme

"The Sore Feet Song" by Ally Kerr

Ending Theme

#01: "Midori no Za" (緑の座) by Masuda Toshio (ep 1)
#02: "Mabuta no Hikari" (瞼の光) by Masuda Toshio (ep 2)
#03: "Yawarakai Kaku" (柔らかい角) by Masuda Toshio (ep 3)
#04: "Makura Kouji" (枕小路 ) by Masuda Toshio (ep 4)
#05: "Tabi wo Suru Numa" (旅をする沼) by Masuda Toshio (ep 5)
#06: "Tsuyu wo Suu Mure" (露を吸う群れ) by Masuda Toshio (ep 6)
#07: "Ame ga Kuru Niji ga Tatsu" (雨がくる虹がたつ) by Masuda Toshio (ep 7)
#08: "Unasaka Yori" (海境より) by Masuda Toshio (ep 8)
#09: "Omoi Mi" (重い実) by Masuda Toshio (ep 9)
#10: "Suzuri ni Sumu Shiro" (硯に棲む白) by Masuda Toshio (ep 10)
#11: "Yama Nemuru" (やまねむる) by Masuda Toshio (ep 11)
#12: "Sugame no Sakana" (眇の魚) by Masuda Toshio (ep 12)
#13: "Hitoyobashi" (一夜橋) by Masuda Toshio (ep 13)
#14: "Kago no Naka" (籠のなか) by Masuda Toshio (ep 14)
#15: "Haru to Usobuko" (春と嘯く) by Masuda Toshio (ep 15)
#16: "Akatsuki no Hebi" (暁の蛇) by Masuda Toshio (ep 16)
#17: "Uromayutori" (虚繭取り) by Masuda Toshio (ep 17)
#18: "Yama Daku Koromo" (山抱く衣) by Masuda Toshio (ep 18)
#19: "Tenpen no Ito" (天辺の糸) by Masuda Toshio (ep 19)
#20: "Fude no Umi" (筆の海) by Masuda Toshio (ep 20)
#21: "Wataboshi" (綿胞子) by Masuda Toshio (ep 21)
#22: "Okitsu Miya" (沖つ宮) by Masuda Toshio (ep 22)
#23: "Sabi no Naku Koe" (錆の鳴く聲) by Masuda Toshio (ep 23)
#24: "Kagarinokou" (篝野行) by Masuda Toshio (ep 24)
#25: "Ganpuku Ganka" (眼福眼禍) by Masuda Toshio (ep 25)
#26: "Kusa wo Fumu Oto" (草を踏む音) by Masuda Toshio (ep 26)
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