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Director:
Writers:
Yuki Urushibara (comic) and
Sadayuki Murai (screenplay)
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Release Date:
24 March 2007 (Japan) See more »
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Plot:
A traveling mystical doctor, a "Bugmaster' passes through remote regions of Japan curing the ill effects of supernatural creatures, the Mushi, who spread plague. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
The top 25 underappreciated films of 1995
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User Reviews:
Bugmaster is worth the subtitles See more (15 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Jô Odagiri ... Ginko
Nao Ômori ... Nijirou

Yû Aoi ... Tanyu
Lily ... Inn owner
Makiko Kuno ... Maho's mother
Reia Moriyama ... Maho
Hideyuki Inada ... Yoki
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aaron Dismuke ... Yoki / Young Ginko (voice: English version)
Greg Dulcie ... (voice: English version)

Juli Erickson ... Tama (voice: English version)
Makiko Esumi ... Nui

Todd Haberkorn ... Inagu (voice: English version)

Grant James ... (voice: English version)
Mike McFarland ... Koro (voice: English version)
Rô Naruse
Baku Numata ... Nui's Husband
Reisen Ri ... Tanyu's nanny
Christopher Sabat ... (voice: English version)
Jennifer Seman ... Nui (voice: English version)

Stephanie Sheh ... Tanyu (voice: English version)

Mark Stoddard ... (voice: English version)
Alison Viktorin ... Maho (voice: English version)

Travis Willingham ... Ginko (voice: English version)
Stephanie Young ... Yoki's Mom (voice: English version)

Directed by
Katsuhiro Ôtomo  (as Katsuhiro Ohtomo)
 
Writing credits
Yuki Urushibara (comic)

Sadayuki Murai  screenplay
Katsuhiro Ôtomo  screenplay (as Katsuhiro Ohtomo)

Produced by
Kiyoshi Inoue .... co-producer
Sunmin Park .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Kuniaki Haishima 
 
Cinematography by
Takahide Shibanushi 
 
Film Editing by
Soichi Ueno 
 
Casting by
Sawako Ohzu 
 
Art Direction by
Noriyoshi Ikeya 
 
Costume Design by
Keisuke Chiyoda 
 
Makeup Department
Akiteru Nakada .... special makeup effects artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hideaki Satô .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Masaya Kitada .... sound effects
Yoshiya Obara .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Nobuaki Koga .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Yuetsu Murakami .... vfx assistant supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Mushishi" - Japan (original title)
"Bugmaster" - International (English title) (festival title)
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Runtime:
Japan:131 min
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Certification:
South Korea:12 | Taiwan:PG-12 (original rating) | UK:15

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Movie Connections:
Version of "Mushi-Shi" (2005)See more »

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16 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Bugmaster is worth the subtitles, 30 January 2007
Author: ewadman from United States

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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