Mushishi Zoku Shou 2nd Season

What would you like to edit?

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Mushishi Zoku Shou 2nd Season
Japanese: 蟲師 続章


Type: TV
Episodes: 10
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 19, 2014 to Dec 21, 2014
Premiered: Fall 2014
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:30 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Artland
Source: Manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, HistoricalHistorical, MysteryMystery, SeinenSeinen, Slice of LifeSlice of Life, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.751 (scored by 8240382,403 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #352
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #767
Members: 212,843
Favorites: 1,143
Ranked #35Popularity #767Members 212,843
Add to List
Episodes: /10
Buy on Manga Store
* Your list is public by default.


Ghostly, primordial beings known as Mushi continue to cause mysterious changes in the lives of humans. The travelling Mushishi, Ginko, persists in trying to set right the strange and unsettling situations he encounters. Time loops, living shadows, and telepathy are among the overt effects of interference from Mushi, but more subtle symptoms that take years to be noticed also rouse Ginko's concern as he passes from village to village.

Through circumstance, Ginko has become an arbiter, determining which Mushi are blessings and which are curses. But the lines that he seeks to draw are subjective. Some of his patients would rather exercise their new powers until they are utterly consumed by them; others desperately strive to rid themselves of afflictions which are in fact protecting their lives from devastation. Those who cross paths with Mushi must learn to accept seemingly impossible consequences for their actions, and heal wounds they did not know they had. Otherwise, they risk meeting with fates beyond their comprehension.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


No background information has been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding background information here.

Episode Videos

Manga Store

Related Anime

Characters & Voice Actors


Nakano, Yuto


Doi, Mika


Kobashi, Megumi


Furukawa, Toshio




Matsuura, Ayu


Nishimura, Tomomichi


Nakao, Ryusei


Suzuki, Reiko




Nagahama, Hiroshi
Director, Script, Storyboard
Rose, Lucy
Theme Song Performance
Urushibara, Yuki
Original Creator
Masuda, Toshio


Opening Theme

"SHIVER" by Lucy Rose

Ending Theme

#01: "Kusa no Shitone (草の茵)" by Toshio Masuda (ep 1)
#02: "Kaoru Yami (香る闇)" by Toshio Masuda (ep 2)
#03: "Nokori Beni (残り紅)" by Toshio Masuda (ep 3)
#04: "Komori E (隠り江)" by Toshio Masuda (ep 4)
#05: "Hikari no Ou (光の緒)" by Toshio Masuda (ep 5)
#06: "Koten no Hoshi (壺天の星)" by Toshio Masuda (ep 6)
#07: "Mizu Aomu (水碧む)" by Toshio Masuda (ep 7)
#08: "Ikatsuchi no Tamoto (雷の袂)" by Toshio Masuda (ep 8)
#09: "Doro no Kusa" (泥の草) by Toshio Masuda (ep 9)
#10: "Tokoshie no Ki" (常の樹) by Toshio Masuda (ep 10)

May 25, 2016
DannyTheDonkey (All reviews)
Simply put, Mushishi is special. As a whole, it’s a fifty episode journey through the lives of the character, a grand slice-of-life about experiences and life lessons. It’s a unique work, because viewers don’t just watch this series; they drift slowly into its dreamy world. The origins of Mushi are mysterious, but their presence undoubtedly affects people’s lives. The focus is however, not on the Mushi, but the people who come in contact with them and how their lives are changed after their mysterious encounter. As a story, somehow nothing is complex, yet everything is meaningful, each episodes features different yet connected stories. The way read more
Dec 20, 2014
chesudesu (All reviews)
I have forgotten now how I came to watch Mushishi Zoku Shou. But whatever that reason is, I surely don't regret it.

It may be appalling at first how it may seem slow-paced or even stagnant. Looking closely, we'll realize that it is this stillness and calm that give Mushishi its distinction, making it worthy to be called a masterpiece.

After all the action and drama that anime can flaunt, Mushishi gives us a refreshing retreat, a break from the hustle and bustle of trite anime antics, and presents to us its own brand of action and drama enveloped in its unique and perhaps unpredictable storytelling.

We follow read more
May 9, 2015
Veronin (All reviews)
It's a bit difficult to write about a series that has been hailed as one of the anime industry's greats. The first season was an atmospheric work of art, an enrapturing experience that sent chills down my spine with the end of every episode. But I'm not entirely sure that Mushishi's second season has necessarily lived up to those memories. It's still an excellent anime, and while it is better than almost anything that has come out in the past few years, there's this constant sense that something - just something - is missing.

Perhaps that 'something' is the fact that the series has gone read more
Mar 15, 2016
ZephSilver (All reviews)
As understood by most sensible viewers that dissect the content they watch, anime, throughout the years, has become an expressive form of art in its own way. It's a medium that utilizes and relies heavily on audiovisuals in accompaniment with a script to bring a story to life; a story that takes on new impressions and interpretations depending on the creative choices taken up by those involved. Sometimes this art is used as a vehicle to service self-indulgent shows, and other times, it's used for something that's worth its salt. Regardless of the quality of the title, or the effort on the part of the read more

Recent News

Movie for 'Mushishi Zoku Shou' Announced

Movie for 'Mushishi Zoku Shou' Announced

At the end of the final episode of Mushishi Zoku Shou 2nd Season, it was announced that a movie titled Mushishi Zoku Shou: Suzu no Shizuku will premiere in Summer more

Fall 2014 Simulcast List [Update 12/10]

Fall 2014 Simulcast List [Update 12/10]

Crunchyroll (All times are Pacific for premium users):Kaitou Joker (JOKER) Territories: Worldwide excluding Asia Streaming Dates: Mondays at 4:30 a.m. starting more

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Mushishi Zoku Shou 2nd Season Episode 10 Discussion ( 1 2 3 )
Stark700 - Dec 20, 2014
114 replies by Randomega »»
May 21, 2:26 PM
Poll: Mushishi Zoku Shou 2nd Season Episode 3 Discussion ( 1 2 3 )
Stark700 - Nov 1, 2014
117 replies by callmeneda »»
May 20, 2:21 PM

Recent Featured Articles

In Numbers: The Best Anime of the Decade

In Numbers: The Best Anime of the Decade

What's the #1 anime of the 2010s? Which year was the best? What studio had the most hits? We have the answers to all these questions and more!

by Shymander


Top 16 Best Anime OSTs: Music of the Heart

Top 16 Best Anime OSTs: Music of the Heart

Let's explore what makes a soundtrack truly great by looking at 16 of the best OSTs that anime has to offer.

by 5camp