MUSHI-SHI The Next Passage

Mushishi Zoku Shou

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Perceived as strange and feared by man, over time the misshapen ones came to be known as Mushi. Although they harbor no ill intentions towards humans, many suffer from the side effects of their existence and strange nature; exploiting the Mushi without understanding them, even unintentionally, can lead to disaster and strife for any involved. Mushishi Zoku Shou continues the story of Mushishi Ginko on his journey to help the visible world to coexist with the Mushi. During his travels, Ginko discovers various gifted individuals—those cursed by circumstance and those maintaining a fragile symbiosis with the Mushi—inevitably confronting the question of whether humanity, talented and tortured alike, can manage the responsibility of the unseen. Moreover, as a Mushishi, Ginko must learn more about these strange beings and decide if he has the right to interfere with the complex relationships between Mushi and mankind.

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English: MUSHI-SHI -Next Passage-
Japanese: 蟲師 続章
Type: TV
Episodes: 10
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2014 to Jun 21, 2014
Premiered: Spring 2014
Broadcast: Saturdays at 00:00 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, Kodansha, Delfi Sound
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Artland
Source: Manga
Genres: Adventure, Slice of Life, Mystery, Historical, Supernatural, Fantasy, Seinen
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p
Type: BD, Eng Sub

Characters & Voice Actors


Hiroshi Nagahama – Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Kazuya Tanaka – Sound Director
Lucy Rose – Theme Song Performance
Toshio Masuda – Music
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Shiver” by Lucy Rose
ED1: “Nozue no Utage” (野末の宴) by Toshio Masuda (ep 1)
ED2: “Saezuru Kai” (囀る貝) by Toshio Masuda (ep 2)
ED3: “Yuki no Shita” (雪の下) by Toshio Masuda (ep 3)
ED4: “Yoru wo Naderu Te” (夜を撫でる手) by Toshio Masuda (ep 4)
ED5: “Kagami ga Fuchi” (鏡が淵) by Toshio Masuda (ep 5)
ED6: “Hana Madoi” (花惑い) by Toshio Masuda (ep 6)
ED7: “Hi Teru Ame” (日照る雨) by Toshio Masuda (ep 7)
ED8: “Shimaki Tatsu” (風巻立つ) by Toshio Masuda (ep 8)
ED9: “Ushio Waku Tani” (潮わく谷) by Toshio Masuda (ep 9)
ED10: “Fuyu no Soko” (冬の底) by Toshio Masuda (ep 10)

Episode List

01: Banquet at the Forest’s Edge
02: The Warbling Sea Shell
03: Beneath the Snow
04: The Hand That Caresses the Night
05: Mirror Lake
06: Floral Delusion
07: Cloudless Rain
08: Wind Raiser
09: Valley of the Welling Tides
10: Depths of Winter


The series continues with all the charm and wonder as it did prior many years later. If you like spiritual journeys this is for you.


A Season 2 straight out of a dream. It’s just as great as Season 1, with more of the chill trips with Ginko we loved.


It continues with giving more of the same that made the first season great. Amazing episodic series, unique situations and great characters.


Dibujo y banda sonora de 10 junto nlas historias de misterios que desconoces Cautivadora desde el segundo 1


I can’t say it enough, please watch the whole Mushishi series.


This would be my brain on laughing gas.


It’s very calming, a good change of pace from all those action oriented anime.



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