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 107707107,707 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: #916
Members: 268,950
Favorites: 1,495

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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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Characters & Voice Actors


Nakano, Yuto


Doi, Mika


Furukawa, Toshio


Kobashi, Megumi




Matsuura, Ayu


Nakao, Ryusei


Shimamoto, Sumi




Nishimura, Tomomichi


Abe, Ai
Odagiri, Narumi
Assistant Producer
Nagahama, Hiroshi
Director, Script, Storyboard
Soutome, Kouichirou
Episode Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
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Youtube Music
"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)

Episode Videos


May 9, 2015
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 ...
Dec 20, 2014
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 ...
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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