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Mushi-Shi

TV, ep.26 (~25 min.), 2005

 

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Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Supernatural, Adventure, Mystery, Historical, Slice of Life, Seinen, Occult Detective
Tags: Episodic, Hero of Strong Character, Historical, Kamis, Old Asia, Episodic, Fantasy, Seinen, Supernatural
Release Date: 23.10.2005 ‑ 19.06.2006
Studios: Artland Inc.
Licensors: FUNimation Entertainment
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
Type: TV (2005)
Episodes: 26, ~25 min.

Alternative names:

蟲師
Mushi-shi
むしし
There’s no effective way to describe the Mushi – They simply are. They simply have been since life first began. As with many other things, man has forgotten how to see. And just as it’s difficult to describe the feel or texture of an object to someone who’s never held it in his own hands, to one who’s never seen the mushi…

Between this world and the next, there is a point where it becomes impossible to distinguish between plant and animal, between life and death. It is a place man was never meant to tread… This is where you will find the Mushi.

Neither good nor evil, they are life in its purest form. An unseen river reshaping the path of man, through their very presence we are changed.Vulgar and strange, they have inspired fear in humans since the dawn of time and have, over the ages, come to be known as “mushi.”
"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 "Mushi-shi," Ginko, ponders constantly. Mushi-shi 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...

It isn't unusual for a person to feel that the world around them is strange and has unexpected secrets lying just beyond their sight. However, for most people this is just an occasional sensation that greets them upon awakening or chases them into sleep. For the Mushi researcher Ginko, it isn't a feeling at all; it is a knowledge which guides his travels and motivates his life. Found in the cracks between what is conceivable and what is not, are the varied life forms collectively known as Mushi. They surround us and affect us, but their intensely different nature makes them unrecognizable to most. Ginko brings these life forms into perspective for the lives of those most affected and most in need of an explanation.
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Related anime:

Mushi-Shi TV, 2005
Mushi-Shi OVA TV-Special, 2014, Sequel
Mushi-Shi: Next Passage TV, 2014, Sequel

Related manga:

Mushishi Manga, 1999, Adaptation

Related characters:

Ginko
Ginko
Shinra IOROI
Shinra IOROI
Renzu
Renzu
Mushi
Mushi
Biki no Haha
Biki no Haha
Sui
Sui
Biki
Biki
Maho
Maho
Matsuno
Matsuno
Shirasawa
Shirasawa
Isha
Isha
Mayu
Mayu
Kinu
Kinu
Jin
Jin
Io
Io
Nagi
Nagi
Akoya
Akoya
Akoya no Chichi
Akoya no Chichi
Kourou
Kourou
Kenrou
Kenrou
Kourou no Chichi
Kourou no Chichi
Michihi
Michihi
Shirou
Shirou
Nami
Nami
Saishu
Saishu
Saishu no Tsuma
Saishu no Tsuma
Sane
Sane
Shoujo
Shoujo
Tagane
Tagane
Tagane no Chichi
Tagane no Chichi
Tagane no Konyakusha
Tagane no Konyakusha
Mujika
Mujika
Kodama
Kodama
Saku
Saku
Kodama's Mother
Kodama's Mother
Village Elder
Village Elder
Nui
Nui
Yoki
Yoki
Yoki no Haha
Yoki no Haha
Taku's Wife
Taku's Wife
Fumi
Fumi
Mushi
Mushi
Ginko
Ginko
Isaza
Isaza
Taku
Taku
Taku
Taku
Taku's Father
Taku's Father
Amane's Father
Amane's Father
Amane
Amane
Fusa
Fusa
Saki
Saki
Innkeeper
Innkeeper
Nao
Nao
Miku
Miku
Yahagi
Yahagi
Master
Master
Shige
Shige
Shige
Shige
Tetsu
Tetsu
Mio's Father
Mio's Father
Isana
Isana
Mio
Mio
Midwife
Midwife
Watahiko
Watahiko
Yasuke
Yasuke
Aki
Aki
Tama Minai
Tama Minai
Tanyuu
Tanyuu
Seijirou
Seijirou
Fuki
Fuki
Touyo
Touyo
Kai's Aunt
Kai's Aunt
Isha
Isha
Sensei
Sensei
Art Dealer
Art Dealer
Pawnbroker
Pawnbroker
Kai
Kai
Kai's Sister
Kai's Sister
Antique Shop Owner
Antique Shop Owner
Rouba
Rouba
Haha
Haha
Chichi
Chichi
Grandpa from Head Family
Grandpa from Head Family
Grandfather Tozawa
Grandfather Tozawa
Ito TOZAWA
Ito TOZAWA
Aya TOZAWA
Aya TOZAWA
Aya TOZAWA
Aya TOZAWA
Customer on Boat
Customer on Boat
Sayo
Sayo
Kaji
Kaji
Miharu
Miharu
Suzu
Suzu
Kisuke's Sister
Kisuke's Sister
Kisuke
Kisuke
Musume
Musume
Setsu
Setsu
Hana no Haha
Hana no Haha
Zen
Zen
Hana
Hana
Adashino
Adashino
Ito
Ito
Aya
Aya
Jiisama
Jiisama
Tama
Tama
Renzu Ioroi
Renzu Ioroi
Kisuke's Daughter
Kisuke's Daughter
Sanae
Sanae
Yakuno
Yakuno
Tama Mirai
Tama Mirai
Mana
Mana