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Mushishi Zoku Shou

Alternative Titles

English: MUSHI-SHI -Next Passage-
Synonyms: Mushi-shi Zoku Shou, Mushishi: The Next Chapter
Japanese: 蟲師 続章


Type: TV
Episodes: 10
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2014 to Jun 21, 2014
Premiered: Spring 2014
Broadcast: Saturdays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Artland
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.761 (scored by 68,145 users)
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Ranked: #352
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #578
Members: 166,404
Favorites: 1,029
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Perceived as strange and feared by man, over time the misshapen ones came to be known as Mushi. Although they harbor no ill intentions towards humans, many suffer from the side effects of their existence and strange nature; exploiting the Mushi without understanding them, even unintentionally, can lead to disaster and strife for any involved. Mushishi Zoku Shou continues the story of Mushishi Ginko on his journey to help the visible world to coexist with the Mushi.

During his travels, Ginko discovers various gifted individuals—those cursed by circumstance and those maintaining a fragile symbiosis with the Mushi—inevitably confronting the question of whether humanity, talented and tortured alike, can manage the responsibility of the unseen. Moreover, as a Mushishi, Ginko must learn more about these strange beings and decide if he has the right to interfere with the complex relationships between Mushi and mankind.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Nakano, Yuto
Ueda, Yuji
Doi, Mika
Ueda, Shinichirou
Tsuda, Ayaka
Uchiyama, Kouki
Hikasa, Yoko
Shiraishi, Haruka
Miyamoto, Mitsuru
Ishikawa, Yui


Nagahama, Hiroshi
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Tanaka, Kazuya
Sound Director
Rose, Lucy
Theme Song Performance
Urushibara, Yuki
Original Creator

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"Shiver" by Lucy Rose

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#01: "Nozue no Utage" (野末の宴) by Toshio Masuda (ep 1)
#02: "Saezuru Kai" (囀る貝) by Toshio Masuda (ep 2)
#03: "Yuki no Shita" (雪の下) by Toshio Masuda (ep 3)
#04: "Yoru wo Naderu Te" (夜を撫でる手) by Toshio Masuda (ep 4)
#05: "Kagami ga Fuchi" (鏡が淵) by Toshio Masuda (ep 5)
#06: "Hana Madoi" (花惑い) by Toshio Masuda (ep 6)
#07: "Hi Teru Ame" (日照る雨) by Toshio Masuda (ep 7)
#08: "Shimaki Tatsu" (風巻立つ) by Toshio Masuda (ep 8)
#09: "Ushio Waku Tani" (潮わく谷) by Toshio Masuda (ep 9)
#10: "Fuyu no Soko" (冬の底) by Toshio Masuda (ep 10)

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Jun 28, 2014
papsoshea (All reviews)
Before its premiere, I took a moment to ponder. Will the experience still be the same? Would the fates really allow something so wonderful to happen? The thing is, we are talking about a true masterpiece that hasn’t been on the airwaves in over a decade. Some doubts were coming to mind, thinking that it wouldn’t able to captivate me like many years ago. After all, modern anime has a track record of ruining some of the precious gems the industry has ever produced. Should it simply be left alone as a relic of the past in the Golden Era of anime? As the first read more
Jun 20, 2014
Stark700 (All reviews)
Mushishi, a series that debuted over 8 years ago makes its return, and a surprising one at that. Beautiful is an underrated word to describe the franchise as it is much more than its natural beauty. Rather, Mushishi is a fantastic work of art, a feast of elegance to bestow upon for its storytelling. For fans familiar with season 1, the show depicts itself with an episodic format starring journeyman Ginko. Mushishi Zoku Shou (also known as Mushishi: Next Chapter) opens the door to a new saga with an mystifying adventure that will once again bring back those wonderful memories from near a decade ago.

A read more
Jun 23, 2014
Ragix (All reviews)
If I were to describe Mushishi in just a few words, it would have to be 'story-telling masterpiece'. Mushishi held this title and I'm proud to say that Mushishi Zoku Shou holds it as well. When such an eloquent blend of story writing, narration, atmosphere, art and sound come together it creates a fantastic, bone-chilling new world that those whom have the pleasure of viewing can't help but gawk at. Whether there is sadness, happiness, anguish or joy Mushishi Zoku Shou has delivered these feelings in a presentation so well-wrapped even its flaws cannot be seen. Mushishi Zoku Shou has been a remarkably soothing read more
Dec 31, 2014
Gonzo-lewd (All reviews)
There is a common saying that lightning never strikes twice at the same place. The same analogy can be applied to how a sequel of a classic never reaches the quality of that of its predecessor. However, both statements are far from the truth, it’s just that we don’t often see both happen very often. But when we do see it, its nothing short of magical.

What transpires into the discussion of Mushishi Zoku Shou is how it is able to keep the spirit of the original series alive and well. When you get right down to it, there isn’t any need to try to do read more


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