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

 -  Fantasy  -  24 March 2007 (Japan)
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A traveling mystical doctor, a "Bugmaster' passes through remote regions of Japan curing the ill effects of supernatural creatures, the Mushi, who spread plague.

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Credited cast:
Jô Odagiri ...
Ginko
Nao Ômori ...
Nijirou
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Tanyu
Lily ...
Inn owner
Makiko Kuno ...
Maho's mother
Reia Moriyama ...
Maho
Hideyuki Inada ...
Yoki
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Yoki / Young Ginko (voice)
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Tama (voice)
Makiko Esumi ...
Nui
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Inagu (voice)
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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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Bugmaster is worth the subtitles
30 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had the opportunity to view Bugmaster at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. In all honesty, this was not high on my list of movies to watch, but my husband dragged me to it. I am very glad he did. I found everything from the plot line to the animation to be intriguing. The story has been adapted from Yuki Urushibara's relatively recent manga, and is crafted in such a way as to make the viewer believe this is an ancient Japanese myth. The cinematography is spectacular with a terrific blend of animation, colors, textures, and scenery. Rather than cheapen the production, as I thought it would, the animation truly enriched the movie. I was in awe of the relatively flawless addition of the animation to the live action. I'm not sure an actual landslide could look any more real. The costumes with their mix of colors and designs, and the indoor sets were beautiful and a real treat for the eyes. While the movie may drag a tad in a couple of spots, for the most part it was well paced and edited earning a no fidget factor rating on my part. I don't know if the subtitles reflect all that is said, but they give a complete story and are well written. If the opportunity to see this movie should ever present itself, take it. You will not regret it.


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