Mushishi Zoku Shou

Mushi-shi: Next Passage Part 1

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Mushi-shi Zoku Shou, Mushishi: The Next Chapter
Japanese: 蟲師 続章
English: Mushi-shi: Next Passage Part 1
German: Mushi-Shi -The Next Passage-
Spanish: Mushi-Shi -The Next Passage-
French: Mushishi Zoku Shô
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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
Genres: AdventureAdventure, MysteryMystery, Slice of LifeSlice of Life, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, HistoricalHistorical, IyashikeiIyashikei
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.691 (scored by 119807119,807 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #622
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #807
Members: 302,198
Favorites: 1,578

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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, Yuuji


Doi, Mika


Ueda, Shinichirou


Uchiyama, Kouki


Tsuda, Ayaka


Hikasa, Youko


Uemura, Yuuto


Shiraishi, Haruka


Ishikawa, Yui


Odagiri, Narumi
Assistant Producer
Nagahama, Hiroshi
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Tanaka, Kazuya
Sound Director
Kimura, Nobukage
Episode Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Shiver" by Lucy Rose

Ending Theme

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

Episode Videos


Jun 20, 2014
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 ...
Jun 23, 2014
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 ...
Dec 4, 2014
Mixed Feelings
"Now make yourself comfortable and cosy, after 8 long years your beloved mushi master Ginko will take you to the mysterious world of mushi once again." Or that I thought before watching the series. From the very beginning I had some vague feeling that something here isn't how it should be. I mean I know it isn't an action whatsoever, but don't you think 10 seconds of completely white screen in the opening is an oversimplification? Well, who needs the opening, one may say. That's true I was going to skip it anyway. But after watching several episodes you will notice that good art and ...

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