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Mushishi Zoku Shou: Odoro no Michi


Alternative Titles

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

Information

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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Ranked: #952
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Synopsis

Mysterious, unknowable creatures alien to the laws of nature—known only to some and feared by others—"Mushi" lie behind many of life's strange phenomena.

Long ago, a Mushi of terrifying power threatened to extinguish all life. The Minai clan of Mushishi were born from those who stopped this malevolent force, their members bound by duty to serve as retainers to the Karibusa family, within whom the Mushi remains sealed. The Mushishi Ginko is given a job request from Tanyuu Karibusa: oversee the work of the head of the Minai clan, Kumado Minai, in investigating an abandoned village where dead wood and even houses spring back to life as flourishing plants.

Though the Minai clan are oddly ruthless among Mushishi, even more peculiar is their widespread dull character, with little appreciation for beauty or sentiment. Tanyuu believes there is more to this trend than meets the eye. Ginko aims to answer her curiosity as he follows Kumado into a "Path of Thorns," a place where Mushi flow from their own strange sources into the world of the living. Rare and deadly varieties of Mushi lurk in these depths, along with the secret nature of the Minai clan's resolve to their ancient task.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Narrator
Supporting
Doi, Mika
Japanese
Tama
Supporting
Kyouda, Hisako
Japanese

Staff

Rose, Lucy
Theme Song Performance
Urushibara, Yuki
Original Creator
Masuda, Toshio
Music
Ono, Tomohiro
Background Art


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"Shiver" by Lucy Rose

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




More reviewsReviews

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
Kalain (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

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