Mushishi Zoku Shou 2nd Season

Mushi-shi: Next Passage Part 2

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Synonyms: Mushishi Zoku Shou 2nd Season
Japanese: 蟲師 続章
English: Mushi-shi: Next Passage Part 2
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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, MysteryMystery, Slice of LifeSlice of Life, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, HistoricalHistorical, IyashikeiIyashikei
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.731 (scored by 107110107,110 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #502
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #912
Members: 267,590
Favorites: 1,487

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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Nakano, Yuto


Doi, Mika


Furukawa, Toshio


Kobashi, Megumi




Matsuura, Ayu


Nakao, Ryusei


Shimamoto, Sumi




Nishimura, Tomomichi


Odagiri, Narumi
Assistant Producer
Nagahama, Hiroshi
Director, Script, Storyboard
Soutome, Kouichirou
Episode Director
Geshi, Yasuhiro
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"SHIVER" by Lucy Rose

Ending Theme

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


Jun 18, 2023
It was only a matter of time before I began writing reviews on MAL, seeing as writing reviews, or just writing about things I care about in general, is something I enjoy nonetheless.

Just like with the previous season, not much has changed between this and the first one, and that certainly isn’t a bad thing. On the contrary, it’s exactly what I, and probably many others, kept watching for. If there’s any substantial deviation from the regular “Mushishi formula” that’s worth mentioning it’s the fact that Ginko kind of takes a seat back in many of the episodes. He enters each individual story much later ...
Dec 4, 2021
“Kept as distant, inferior and abnormal beings. They were very different beings from the fauna and flora we were used to. They were, in fact, a group of grotesque beings more fearsome than you since the days of yore. Unnoticed common sense recognized him as 'mushi'”.

This is an excerpt from the work that explains about the Mushis (which can be translated as 'insect'), supernatural beings that inhabit the natural plane, although they can only be seen by people with special abilities. Mushis are extremely basic life forms, and several species can be found representing the near-mythical forces of nature. Few people have the ability ...
Jan 25, 2024
Mixed Feelings
For many who have actively followed the anime industry for a long time, one title that can be defined as art is, without a doubt, Mushishi. While all anime can be considered "art" in their own way, Mushishi is the art of intellectuals. Mushishi is the kind of series that practically defines the phrase "not for everyone." If you like unexpected twists and meticulously crafted plots, then you will most likely be disappointed.
Story Development ★★☆☆☆
The anime is still episodic and has no main plot until the end. There's this constant sense that something - just something - is missing.
Perhaps that 'something' is the fact that ...

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