Mushi-Shi (2005)

  • Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • First Air Date: 2005-10-23
  • Last Air Date: 2014-12-21
  • Total Seasons: 2
  • Total Episodes: 46
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 24 min.
  • Production Company: Mushishi Production Committee
  • Production Country: Japan
  • Networks: Fuji TV, Gunma TV, BS11
  • Director: Hiroshi Nagahama
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They are neither plants nor animals. They differ from other forms of life such as the micro-organisms and the fungi. Instead they resemble the primeval body of life and are generally known as "Mushi". Their existence and appearance are unknown to many and only a limited number of humans are aware of them. Ginko is a "Mushi-shi" who travels around to investigate and find out more about the "Mushi". In the process, he also lends a helping hand to people who face problems with supernatural occurances which may be related to the "Mushi".

  • Keywords: detective, supernatural, slice of life, tragedy, curse, based on manga, spirit, historical, nature, environmentalism, ghost, folklore, journey, angst, seinen, youkai, contemporary, japanese mythology, shinto, anime, taoism
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    Mushi-Shi Seasons

    Season 0

    First Air Date: 2014-01-04
    5 Episodes

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 2005-10-23
    26 Episodes

    Season 2

    First Air Date: 2014-04-05
    20 Episodes

    Mushi-Shi Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1The Green Seat25 min
    Season 1Episode 2The Light of the Eyelid25 min
    Season 1Episode 3Tender Horns25 min
    Season 1Episode 4The Pillow Pathway25 min
    Season 1Episode 5The Traveling Swamp25 min
    Season 1Episode 6Those Who Inhale the Dew25 min
    Season 1Episode 7Raindrops & Rainbows25 min
    Season 1Episode 8Where Sea Meets Man25 min
    Season 1Episode 9The Heavy Seed25 min
    Season 1Episode 10The White Which Lives Within the Ink Stone25 min
    Season 1Episode 11The Sleeping Mountain25 min
    Season 1Episode 12One-Eyed Fish25 min
    Season 1Episode 13One-Night Bridge25 min
    Season 1Episode 14Inside the Cage25 min
    Season 1Episode 15The Pretense of Spring25 min
    Season 1Episode 16Sunrise Serpent25 min
    Season 1Episode 17Picking the Empty Cocoon25 min
    Season 1Episode 18Clothes That Embrace the Mountain25 min
    Season 1Episode 19String from the Sky25 min
    Season 1Episode 20A Sea of Brushes25 min
    Season 1Episode 21The Cotton Spore25 min
    Season 1Episode 22Underwater Shrine25 min
    Season 1Episode 23The Sound of Rust25 min
    Season 1Episode 24Journey in the Field of Fire25 min
    Season 1Episode 25Eye of Fortune, Eye of Misfortune25 min
    Season 1Episode 26The Sound of Footsteps on the Grass25 min
    Season 2Episode 1The Banquet at the Edge of the Forest25 min
    Season 2Episode 2The Warbling Seashell25 min
    Season 2Episode 3Beneath the Snow25 min
    Season 2Episode 4The Hand That Caresses the Night25 min
    Season 2Episode 5Mirror Lake25 min
    Season 2Episode 6Floral Delusion25 min
    Season 2Episode 7Cloudless Rain25 min
    Season 2Episode 8Wind Raiser25 min
    Season 2Episode 9Valley of the Welling Tide25 min
    Season 2Episode 10Depths of Winter25 min
    Season 2Episode 11Cushion of Grass25 min
    Season 2Episode 12Fragrant Darkness25 min
    Season 2Episode 13Lingering Crimson25 min
    Season 2Episode 14Hidden Cove25 min
    Season 2Episode 15Thread of Light25 min
    Season 2Episode 16Sea of Otherworldly Stars25 min
    Season 2Episode 17Azure Waters25 min
    Season 2Episode 18Lightning's End25 min
    Season 2Episode 19Mud Grass25 min
    Season 2Episode 20Tree of Eternity25 min
    • Yuji Ueda

      as Adashino (voice)
    • Daisuke Kishio

      as Isaza (voice)
    • Mika Doi

      as Narrator (voice)
    • Yuto Nakano

      as Ginko (voice)
    • Yoko Hikasa

      as Teru (voice)
    • Haruka Shiraishi

      as Masumi (voice)
    • Mitsuru Miyamoto

      as Masaki (voice)
    • Koki Uchiyama

      as Tatsu (voice)
    Sound Lucy Rose Theme Song Performance
    Writing Hiroshi Nagahama Storyboard
    Writing Yuki Urushibara Author
    Sound Toshio Masuda Music
    Visual Effects Yoshihiko Umakoshi Character Designer
    Art Takeshi Waki Art Direction
    Visual Effects Yoshihiko Umakoshi Animation Director
    Sound Kazuya Tanaka Sound Director
    Camera Yuki Hama Director of Photography
    Directing Hiroshi Nagahama Director