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Alternative Titles

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, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, Martial ArtsMartial Arts, SamuraiSamurai, Super PowerSuper Power
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.291 (scored by 3520735,207 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #27552
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2211
Members: 91,564
Favorites: 184

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A menace of huge monster-like insects is plaguing the land of Edo. Too powerful to be subdued by ordinary folks, the creatures are hunted by the Insect Magistrates—a group of warriors who specialize in various secret arts and combat styles. To bolster their strength, they summon Genjuurou Tsukishima, the master swordsman from the Tsugaru Province.

Due to an unfortunate incident, however, Genjuurou is incapable of answering the call and sends his son, Jinbee, to serve in his stead. Determined to atone for the incident caused by his own cowardice, Jinbee agrees to travel to Edo and join the Insect Magistrates. Armed with his fiery spirit and unwavering resolve, Jinbee vows to become a stronger samurai and rid Edo of the insect threat once and for all.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Mushibugyou was released on Blu-ray and DVD in Japan from July 26, 2013 to March 28, 2014. The series was also published on Blu-ray in North America by Sentai Filmworks on April 26, 2022.

A video game adaptation developed by Bandai Namco Entertainment was released in Japan on September 19, 2013 for the Nintendo 3DS.

Characters & Voice Actors


Hamana, Takayuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Hiramitsu, Takuya
Sound Director
Tokoro, Tomokazu
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Kawasaki, Itsurou
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
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)

Episode Videos


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 ...
Aug 19, 2019
Mixed Feelings
I find it always pleasant a story centered on the "edo" and samurai-like history, but the anime as it develops is losing charm in both plot and shonen's approach. I think it wastes the opportunity to give us a good leading group and develop it a little more since.
I think that the protagonists of this series do not have a bad basis but not counting tsukishima the others stay a little behind in all aspects.
In addition to the time of conflict and battles there are two great problems when it comes to watching this series:
First is that there are times when the animation is not ...
Oct 30, 2022
Anime Genre Roulette 🎰 Review 1 🎰 Samurai
Since i started playing this amazingly fun game i thought it'd be cute to start a review series of all the anime i'll be watching in this gambling anime challenge, starting with roulette win n. 1: Mushibugyo!

And unfortunately there is no way in hell i can recommend this first anime...
The script is beyond mediocre, with a plot that is very disconected and often completely nonsensical

If i had to give it a couple of very minor good points
The first OP is an absolute banger and the giant bugs look super cool
It also has some interesting character designs, combining costumes ...

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