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Mushishi Special: Hihamukage


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Mushi-shi Tokubetsu-hen: Hihamu Kage
Japanese: 蟲師 特別篇「日蝕む翳」

Information

Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 4, 2014
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Artland
Source: Unknown
Duration: 45 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 8.661 (scored by 27,274 users)
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Ranked: #492
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Popularity: #1148
Members: 48,924
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Synopsis

A 45-minute special which adapts a two-chapter manga. Ginko finds himself in a village which falls victim to a mushi that blocks out the sun; however, one villager seems to benefit from this calamity.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Ginko
Ginko
Main
Nakano, Yuto
Japanese
Nakano, Yuto
Hiyori
Hiyori
Main
Watanabe, Yuuna
Japanese
Watanabe, Yuuna
Karibusa, Tanyuu
Karibusa, Tanyuu
Supporting
Kobayashi, Ai
Japanese
Kobayashi, Ai
Adashino
Adashino
Supporting
Ueda, Yuji
Japanese
Ueda, Yuji

Staff

Nagahama, Hiroshi
Nagahama, Hiroshi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Urushibara, Yuki
Urushibara, Yuki
Original Creator
Masuda, Toshio
Masuda, Toshio
Music
Umakoshi, Yoshihiko
Umakoshi, Yoshihiko
Chief Animation Director, Character Design


Edit Opening Theme

"Hihamukage" (日蝕む翳) - Toshio Masuda

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"Hinata" (日向) by Toshio Masuda




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Veronin
Apr 15, 2014
Nearly a decade later, the anime industry has seen a sequel to the beloved Mushishi adaptation. It's rare enough for any anime to receive a sequel, but after eight long years? Did anyone expect there to ever be more Ginko on-screen? I certainly did not. But it seems Ginko's absence has not made him any more weary than before.

Mushishi: Hihamukage, the first instalment in a larger second season, details Ginko's experience in a village approaching disaster. The sun in the surrounding area has been been blocked by a Mushi, creating eternal darkness and a scarcity of food. With the winter around the corner, total read more
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Xiaraith
Jan 4, 2014
Do not take anything for granted, not even life itself. This simple yet profound message is splendidly conveyed by another episode of the calming drug called "Mushishi". What an adventure this series has been; watching Ginko investigating various mushi species in a clever but always comprehensible way, not only curing every human in need of help whatever their origin, but also depicting the essence of life.

An anime not for everyone, to say the least, but certainly for anyone who wants to shed light on human mysteries. Ginko as our protagonist, being the most sincere and suave guy you could probably imagine, doesn't miss a chance read more
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QuietDiscourse
Jan 6, 2014
2006 marks the last airing of Mushishi, a small journey within a rural Shinto-inspired Japan. It is, in essence, about harmony—emanating the struggle for humans to find balance in their lives and to attain kiyome ("purity") among the cycles of nature. Prospects of a sequel have been teased for a while now, and as time passed, hopeful fans were beginning to lose faith. Now, 8 years later, studio Artland and director Hiroshi Nagahama relaunch the series with a one hour-long Mushishi episode, entitled "Hihamukage" ("Sun-Eating Shade").

Hihamukage is in tone with the original season, with a spiritual phenomenon kindling discord, followed by a diagnosis by the read more
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Stark700
Mar 23, 2014
Watching Mushishi is not just a mystifying experience but one that you will remember by for its atmosphere of exquisite presentation. Through understanding, Mushishi presents problems but also solutions in which main protagonist Ginko solves throughout his journey. As a journeyman, Ginko takes on the road once again in this special OVA that chronicles his expedition.

Mushishi Special: Hihamukage is a special OVA that adapts a two-chapter manga released in the Afternoon magazine. The OVA itself runs for about 45 minutes and once again takes on that mystifying theme with an elegant atmosphere. If memory serves correctly, the last time Mushishi aired on TV was over read more
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