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Japanese: ムシブギョー 蟲奉行
English: Mushibugyo
Spanish: Mushibugyo
French: Mushibugyo
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 2013 to Sep 30, 2013
Premiered: Spring 2013
Broadcast: Mondays at 18:00 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy, EcchiEcchi
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, Martial ArtsMartial Arts, SamuraiSamurai, Super PowerSuper Power
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.311 (scored by 3331633,316 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #24162
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2004
Members: 85,551
Favorites: 181

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In Feudal Japan, the people of Edo are under siege by giant insects that ravage the land. The people desperately beg the government to do something about it. Thus the Insect Magistrate Office is established, gathering strong warriors to defend against the onset of pests.

Mushibugyou follows Jinbee Tsukishima, a young man striving to be a master swordsman like his father. To atone for a horrific incident that occurred at his fault, Jinbee seeks to take his father's place as a member of the Insect Magistrate Office. On his journey there, he meets the lovely Haru, a young woman who helps manage her family’s tea house, and is forced to put his sword to good use in saving her from a grisly fate. This act of bravery that earns him a spot in the Insect Magistrate. Will this rookie exterminator be able to rid the land of the horde of insects swarming in?


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Characters & Voice Actors


Hamana, Takayuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Hiramitsu, Takuya
Sound Director
Takayama, Hideki
Episode Director
Kikuchi, Katsuya
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation


Opening Theme

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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 (eps 26)

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 ...
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 ...
Dec 30, 2013
This is my first review so spare me.

When I first saw this anime, I thought it would be another typical shounen anime with generic characters. Well, I was somewhat right or completely correct.

The story follows our young protagonist Tsukishima, Jinbei who has just left his home. After some events he ends up joining the Mushibugyou, a group of people who fight giant bugs. Although it doesn't seem very interesting at first, as the story unfolds a bit we get a slight idea to how the giant bugs came to be and to who the head of the Mushibugyou really is.

Art- 7/10
Nothing to spectacular here. The ...

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