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MUSHI-SHI

Mushishi

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"Mushi": the most basic forms of life in the world. They exist without any goals or purposes aside from simply "being." They are beyond the shackles of the words "good" and "evil." Mushi can exist in countless forms and are capable of mimicking things from the natural world such as plants, diseases, and even phenomena like rainbows. This is, however, just a vague definition of these entities that inhabit the vibrant world of Mushishi, as to even call them a form of life would be an oversimplification. Detailed information on Mushi is scarce because the majority of humans are unaware of their existence. So what are Mushi and why do they exist? This is the question that a "Mushishi," Ginko, ponders constantly. Mushishi are those who research Mushi in hopes of understanding their place in the world's hierarchy of life. Ginko chases rumors of occurrences that could be tied to Mushi, all for the sake of finding an answer. It could, after all, lead to the meaning of life itself.

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Information

English: Mushi-Shi
Japanese: 蟲師
Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 23, 2005 to Jun 19, 2006
Premiered: Fall 2005
Broadcast: Sundays at 03:40 (JST)
Producers: Avex Entertainment, Marvelous, SKY Perfect Well Think, Delfi Sound
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Artland
Source: Manga
Genres: Adventure, Slice of Life, Mystery, Historical, Supernatural, Fantasy, Seinen
Duration: 25 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p, 1080p
Type: BD, Dual Audio

Staff

Justin Cook – Producer
Hiroshi Nagahama – Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Series Composition
Kazuya Tanaka – Sound Director
Takuya Igarashi – Episode Director, Storyboard
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Theme Songs

OP1: “The Sore Feet Song” by Ally Kerr
ED1: “Midori no Za” (緑の座) by Masuda Toshio (ep 1)
ED2: “Mabuta no Hikari” (瞼の光) by Masuda Toshio (ep 2)
ED3: “Yawarakai Kaku” (柔らかい角) by Masuda Toshio (ep 3)
ED4: “Makura Kouji” (枕小路 ) by Masuda Toshio (ep 4)
ED5: “Tabi wo Suru Numa” (旅をする沼) by Masuda Toshio (ep 5)
ED6: “Tsuyu wo Suu Mure” (露を吸う群れ) by Masuda Toshio (ep 6)
ED7: “Ame ga Kuru Niji ga Tatsu” (雨がくる虹がたつ) by Masuda Toshio (ep 7)
ED8: “Unasaka Yori” (海境より) by Masuda Toshio (ep 8)
ED9: “Omoi Mi” (重い実) by Masuda Toshio (ep 9)
ED10: “Suzuri ni Sumu Shiro” (硯に棲む白) by Masuda Toshio (ep 10)
ED11: “Yama Nemuru” (やまねむる) by Masuda Toshio (ep 11)
ED12: “Sugame no Sakana” (眇の魚) by Masuda Toshio (ep 12)
ED13: “Hitoyobashi” (一夜橋) by Masuda Toshio (ep 13)
ED14: “Kago no Naka” (籠のなか) by Masuda Toshio (ep 14)
ED15: “Haru to Usobuko” (春と嘯く) by Masuda Toshio (ep 15)
ED16: “Akatsuki no Hebi” (暁の蛇) by Masuda Toshio (ep 16)
ED17: “Uromayutori” (虚繭取り) by Masuda Toshio (ep 17)
ED18: “Yama Daku Koromo” (山抱く衣) by Masuda Toshio (ep 18)
ED19: “Tenpen no Ito” (天辺の糸) by Masuda Toshio (ep 19)
ED20: “Fude no Umi” (筆の海) by Masuda Toshio (ep 20)
ED21: “Wataboshi” (綿胞子) by Masuda Toshio (ep 21)
ED22: “Okitsu Miya” (沖つ宮) by Masuda Toshio (ep 22)
ED23: “Sabi no Naku Koe” (錆の鳴く聲) by Masuda Toshio (ep 23)
ED24: “Kagarinokou” (篝野行) by Masuda Toshio (ep 24)
ED25: “Ganpuku Ganka” (眼福眼禍) by Masuda Toshio (ep 25)
ED26: “Kusa wo Fumu Oto” (草を踏む音) by Masuda Toshio (ep 26)

Episode List

01: The Green Seat
02: The Light of the Eyelid
03: Tender Horns
04: The Pillow Pathway
05: The Traveling Swamp
06: Those Who Inhale the Dew
07: Raindrops and Rainbows
08: Where Sea Meets Man
09: The Heavy Seed
10: The White Which Lives Within the Ink Stone
11: The Sleeping Mountain
12: One-Eyed Fish
13: One-Night Bridge
14: Inside the Cage
15: Pretense of Spring
16: Sunrise Serpent
17: Pickers of Empty Cocoons
18: Clothes That Embrace the Mountain
19: String from the Sky
20: A Sea of Writings
21: Cotton Changeling
22: Shrine in the Sea
23: The Sound of Rust
24: The Journey to the Field of Fire
25: Eye of Fortune, Eye of Misfortune
26: The Sound of Footsteps on the Grass

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マリズ

Beautiful and haunting, Mushishi is something I wouldn’t hesitate to call a masterpiece. The anime is a perfect adaptation of the manga.

Sabre

If anime could ever be called an “art” in its own way, then Mushishi is a master canvas brought to life. It’s art personified.

Dirt_Claude

Introspective and quiet. Stop and smell the roses and you’ll appreciate this masterpiece. Watch wide awake, or it will lull you to sleep.

Indigo 🌸

This anime is the most atmospheric I’ve ever seen. It draws you in to the world of Mushi and through the good and the bad, you’re there.

Ayu_

A thought-provoking series that everyone should watch. Episodic and self-contained, treat them as a collection of movies and take your time

Explos1on

мужик просто ходит под хороший ост с заебатым сюжетом

🎄SantaDour🎄

An atmospheric and alluring series, it always manages to comes off as refreshing no matter the episode you are currently at. Truly wonderful

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    "We, who hurt each other so terribly, will sit here licking each other's wounds. We damaged goods will each seek the other out in comfort. If you are to die tomorrow, I'm fine with my life ending then as well. But if you want to live for me for one more day,I'll go on living with you today as well. And thus begins a tale of kindred, bound by their scars. Soaked in red and written in black, a story of blood. One of which I'll never speak. Our very own, precious as it is, story of scars. And I have no intention of reciting it to anyone."
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