Mushishi Zoku Shou

MUSHI-SHI -Next Passage-

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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-
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, FantasyFantasy, MysteryMystery, Slice of LifeSlice of Life, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.711 (scored by 9950299,502 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #452
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #701
Members: 256,850
Favorites: 1,349

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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


Nagahama, Hiroshi
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Tanaka, Kazuya
Sound Director
Kimura, Nobukage
Episode Director
Soutome, Kouichirou
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
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"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)

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
GonzoLewd (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 can 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 anything new read more
Jul 12, 2014
eyerok (All reviews)
"once the rain stops and real tears can be shed, I will put down roots. Until then, with the rain by my side, I will continue to drift like the clouds"

Mushishi Zoku Sho continues the episodic chronicles of Ginko, the white-haired, laid back, chain-smoking, wandering ‘Mushishi’ (Loose TL: Mushi-master). For the fans of the much praised 2006 series, Zoku Sho is, in every technical and aesthetic sense, true to its predecessor. The studio behind it (Artland), and the staff is the same, and there have been no dramatic stylistic changes, making Zoku sho, except in its more enhanced visuals and polished presentation, the direct continuation read more


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