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Synonyms: Mushiuta
Japanese: ムシウタ
English: Mushi-Uta
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 6, 2007 to Oct 5, 2007
Premiered: Summer 2007
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Beat Frog
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.571 (scored by 66216,621 users)
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Ranked: #64572
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #5183
Members: 16,861
Favorites: 29

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Mushi-uta's story takes place in the near future. Ten years before the story's opening, strange insect-like creatures known as "Mushi" began appearing. The Mushi are able to consume peoples' dreams and thoughts in return for supernatural powers. At the end of episode one, protagonist Daisuke "Kakkou" Kusuriya encounters a young girl named Shiika Anmoto. The two, in time, become quite close. However, unbeknownst to Kakkou, Shiika is an escapee from a secret prison known as GARDEN where those posessed by the Mushi, known as the Mushitsuki are held. GARDEN's military force, the Special Environmental Conservation Executive Office, dispatches its finest killer to track down Shiika. However, they are faced with resistance from the Mushibane resistance organisation, led by the secretive "Ladybird."

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Chiba, Makoto
Sakai, Kazuo
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director
Takashima, Daisuke
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"Mushi-Uta" by Akatsuki

Ending Theme

"Sayonara" by Hiromi Sato


Aug 14, 2014
I was bored one day, browsing through Crunchyroll, and came across Mushi-Uta. After reading a quick synopsis of the series, I gave it a go. It was different than I expected. Completely different. Though, I mean that in a good way.
It was certainly enjoyable, yet really the only downsides to it for me were the last episode, or should I say, last battle, and some missing plot devices that could have extended this show even further.
Let's get to it, then.

Story: 9
I shouldn't exactly say that there's a story to this show... it's more like, an ongoing conflict between two groups of ...
Apr 22, 2016
Mixed Feelings
It starts with an interesting concept of bugs giving humans powers at the cost of their dreams. There are two groups, one that use their bugs to kill any bugs they find, and another group trying to make a home for everyone that have bugs.

I am not a critic of art/sound of anime.

The most interesting character was Asami Minagawa who is a supporting character that isn't a part of the light novels, which explains why she disappears once her part was done. She had the most development of the series other then Shiika.

It has some good moments, but most of the time I ...
Nov 21, 2018
Mushi-Uta is a series that mostly thrives on the power of its ingenuity in designs. Otherwise, the story is convoluted and rushed; and the characterization is harried, if not completely superficial. I, for one, actually really liked the way this series looks: the protagonist (Kakkō) resembles Ken in his Digimon Emperor garb from Digimon 02 and the mushi (“Originals”) designs in the finale are VERY reminiscent of Go Nagai’s Devilman. I tend to gravitate towards fringe or “cult” series, because I think that watching everything that’s acclaimed, all the time, is boring―but, there are many times in series like this, where, potential for something out-of-the-ordinary ...


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