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Mushi-Shi: The Movie (2006)
"Mushishi" (original title)

 |  Fantasy  |  24 March 2007 (Japan)
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A wandering mystical doctor passes through remote regions of Japan uncovering supernatural creatures called the Mushi and curing people of their effects.

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Credited cast:
Jô Odagiri ...
Ginko
Nao Ômori ...
Nijirou
...
Tanyu
Lily ...
Inn owner
Makiko Kuno ...
Maho's mother
Reia Moriyama ...
Maho
Hideyuki Inada ...
Yoki
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Aaron Dismuke ...
Yoki / Young Ginko (voice)
Greg Dulcie ...
(voice)
...
Tama (voice)
Makiko Esumi ...
Nui
...
Inagu (voice)
...
(voice)
Mike McFarland ...
Koro (voice)
Rô Naruse
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Ginko, a Mushi-shi has always been attuned to the Mushi, creatures close to life itself and able to affect and alter their surroundings. He cannot stay in one place for too long so he wanders, helping the inhabitants of rural Japan understand the Mushi around them and how to coexist peacefully. Written by Anonymous

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Katsuhiro Ôtomo decided to adapt "Mushishi" as he saw it as "an opportunity to mix live action and computer graphics, to create a hybrid of the natural and the virtual." See more »

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A treat: Visually, Acoustically and Spiritually
15 March 2010 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Already the beginning of this movie is amazing. The mystic forested mountains covered in fog, two people marching through the rain, mystic cloudy shapes emitting from the earth, a sudden landslide, all accentuated by this music. Impressive.

The cinematography is definitely one of the highlights. The scenery and costumes are also superb. The special effects are simple and of low quality (except for the landslide), but yet they work out very very well. Visually and acoustically the movie is wonderful. For real! I also like the cast, especially Aoi Yuu and Ri Reisen.

I haven't read the manga or watched the anime, though I was aware it existed, before I watched this movie. But I had no problem at all to follow the storyline. Yet, it is a demanding movie which only works on a spiritual level.

I think a problem many people will have with this movie is, that it lacks a dramatic structure, an arc of suspense.

It's not for everyone, but I enjoyed it.


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