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'Mushishi' Manga Two-Chapter Special and 'Top Secret Project' Announcement

by Wind_Sr
Oct 22, 2013 10:51 AM | 95 Comments
In the December issue of Afternoon magazine, an announcement will be made that a two-chapter special of the "Mushishi" manga will be published.

This announcement also includes news of a "top secret project" that is in the works for the series. More info on this project will come via the wraparound jacket band that is included in the deluxe keepsake edition volumes of the original manga. The first and second volumes are expected to ship on November 21, 2013, while the third volume is expected to ship on December 20, 2013. It is not specified which volume this announcement will be included with.

The original "Mushishi" manga was published from 1999 to 2008 and received an anime adaptation which aired from October 2005 to June 2006.

Source: Scan via earlbox

Mushishi Tokubetsu-hen: Hihamukage on MAL

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Thing is: the possibility of rotoscoping actually deployed in this Mushishi cannot be dismissed altogether. And the director did not help by saying in interview that he will make some notable changes from the original manga and he will be happy if the audience ask "how come it looks like this?". Sounds suspicious, doesn't it? He may mean story change or setting change, but of course it can mean, horror, change in sakuga or art. It is hard to tell.

Nov 21, 2013 8:13 AM by symbv

symbv said:
Mahou_Kony said:
If they rotoscoped Mushishi I would give it a 10 and switch every other entry on my list to a 1.
I can see how a news mod can unintentionally spread unfounded rumors.... anyway, so far we are not seeing any evidence that rotoscoping will be used in Mushishi.
I know, haha. I'm just messing around.

Nov 20, 2013 8:22 PM by Josh

tsubasalover said:
symbv said:
tsubasalover said:
I didn't see it until now. I just woke up.
Lesson learned: Check News Board before writing any new post ;-)

That's why I didn't. I just did it here as an "additional info" post, not an "official" news post.
Well I said "new post" not "news post" ;-) , but I agree that it is even more important to check the news board if you are thinking of posting "news post" which start a news thread.

Nov 20, 2013 7:39 PM by symbv

symbv said:
tsubasalover said:
I didn't see it until now. I just woke up.
Lesson learned: Check News Board before writing any new post ;-)

That's why I didn't. I just did it here as an "additional info" post, not an "official" news post.

Nov 20, 2013 7:33 PM by tsubasalover

Ahh, okay. Thanks for clearing that up.

Nov 20, 2013 7:30 PM by worldeditor11

Mahou_Kony said:
If they rotoscoped Mushishi I would give it a 10 and switch every other entry on my list to a 1.
I can see how a news mod can unintentionally spread unfounded rumors.... anyway, so far we are not seeing any evidence that rotoscoping will be used in Mushishi.

Nov 20, 2013 7:26 PM by symbv

If they rotoscoped Mushishi I would give it a 10 and switch every other entry on my list to a 1.

Nov 20, 2013 7:24 PM by Josh

tsubasalover said:

The Anime staff will be the same(?) and the TV anime series and will use the skill that used to create Aku no Hana.
This is not true. I think you have mistranslated the article in animeanime.

worldeditor11 said:

What? Does this mean that they will use the same artsyle that is similar to Aku no Hana?
There is inaccurate translation. No mention of Aku no Hana technique is made in the news source. Aku no Hana was mentioned only because of its association with the director (what other thing the director is known for), not about this anime per se.

Nov 20, 2013 7:21 PM by symbv

tsubasalover said:


The Anime staff will be the same(?) and the TV anime series and will use the skill that used to create Aku no Hana.



What? Does this mean that they will use the same artsyle that is similar to Aku no Hana?

Nov 20, 2013 7:19 PM by worldeditor11

tsubasalover said:
I didn't see it until now. I just woke up.
Lesson learned: Check News Board before writing any new post ;-)

Nov 20, 2013 7:16 PM by symbv

I didn't see Wind_Sr's post until now. I just woke up.

Nov 20, 2013 7:13 PM by tsubasalover

^ Perhaps you can modify the post made by Wind_Sr instead?

Also the information was posted on Afternoon website too:
http://afternoon.moae.jp/news/621

Official website is updated too:
http://www.mushishi-anime.com/

Nov 20, 2013 7:11 PM by symbv

It is announced that Mushishi’s 2-chapter specials “”Hihamukage”, which released on Monthly Afternoon January and February Issues (November 25, 2013 and December 25, 2013 respectively), will be made into one hour special anime, to be aired on January 4, 2014 23:30 on TOKYO MX, Tochigi TV, Gunma TV, and BS11.

http://animeanime.jp/article/2013/11/21/16394.html
http://natalie.mu/comic/news/104029

Sorry it is repeated, but it's my own ver. from both Anime! Anime! and Natalie (not from ANN nor Wind-Sr's new post about the same thing).

Nov 20, 2013 7:02 PM by tsubasalover

Stark700 said:
Regarding this news:
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-11-20/mushishi-manga-gets-1-hour-anime-special-in-january

1-hour special anime coming in January!


Well I was honestly hoping for more but can't be too picky I guess. More Mushishi is always a blessing no matter how long. Very much looking forward to this.

Nov 20, 2013 1:16 PM by Zhuyo

Awesomeeee. Can't wait.

Nov 20, 2013 9:18 AM by Josh

It's no series but I guess it's fine.

Nov 20, 2013 9:07 AM by IntroverTurtle

Nov 20, 2013 9:02 AM by Stark700

A 2nd season would make me so happy. Just finished re watching the first. So relaxing after a long day at work.

Nov 10, 2013 10:51 PM by Camer138

Nidhoeggr said:
If they announce S2 I will wet my pants.


I will wet my pants every day that I wait for the season to air, and then I'll wet my pants every time I watch a new episode, and i will wet my pants every day I wait for the airing of the next episode. My organs will have to work super fast to produce so much wetness, so I must keep my self well hydrated.

Nov 2, 2013 11:47 PM by koreye

worldeditor11 said:
Adramelech said:
live2win said:
live2win said:
Fantastic news, just hoping the same director is back for this project.


I changed my mind. I want everyone back, especially Toshio Masuda as the composer. That's how good the music direction and osts are in Mushishi.


Mushishi wouldn't be Mushishi without that guy.


Agreed.

Hoping for a second season.


You've got that right. :D

Keep pursuing your dreams! ~ Wynn

Nov 1, 2013 6:52 PM by Kuandohan