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Mushishi Zoku Shou: Odoro no Michi

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Synonyms: Mushishi Zoku Shou Special, Mushi-shi Zoku Shou: Odoro no Michi, Mushishi Zoku Shou Episode 11 and 12
Japanese: 蟲師 続章


Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 20, 2014
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Artland
Source: Manga
Duration: 47 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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One hour special broadcast on August 20, 2014 and bundled with anime's third Blu-ray/DVD volume on November 26, 2014.

Adapts "Odoro no Michi" (Path of Thorns) manga chapters.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Doi, Mika
Kyouda, Hisako


Urushibara, Yuki
Original Creator
Masuda, Toshio
Ono, Tomohiro
Background Art
Nakamura, Yuuta
Director of Photography

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"Shiver" by Lucy Rose

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"Odoro no Michi" (棘のみち) by Toshio Masuda

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Feb 28, 2015
ZachM (All reviews)
Not much needs to be said here. This is Mushishi. One of the most respected and revered anime to ever grace the medium. And like the rest of the series, this 47 minute special (episode 11/12 of Zoku Shou) is a treat to watch.

Story and Characters
As with the usual format, this story shows us another one of the Mushishi Ginko's encounters with Mushi, but this time, we find ourselves ANOTHER Mushishi, named Kumado. Kumado is from a clan of Mushishi who have been researching a way to deal with a certain "forbidden" Mushi. (For the sake of spoilers, I'll stop there) The story is great read more
Sep 12, 2015
aphys (All reviews)
For my main thoughts on the show in general, see my review of the original. (URL: http://myanimelist.net/reviews.php?id=196868 )

Though they maintain the beautiful art and subtlely ambient soundtrack, episodes 11-12 of Mushishi Zoku Shou falls short of episodes 1-10 in terms of character and story.

The whole idea of the "forbidden mushi" is my main criticism. It defies the set laws that mushi are beyond the shackles of good and evil, neutral beings, and puts an "evil final boss" as a method of closure to the season. Cliche, I'd say, and it's disappointing that Mushishi would resort to this cliché.

The characters, like most of Zoku Shou's read more


Recent News

'Mushishi Zoku Shou' to Have 1 Hour Special

According to the official site and the special program that aired today, unaired episodes 11 and 12, which cover Odoro no Michi, of Mushishi Zoku Shou will be broadc...read more

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