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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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A beautiful, deep movie. Not for the impatient or new 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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Version of "Mushi-Shi" (2005)See more »

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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A beautiful, deep movie. Not for the impatient or new, 20 April 2008
Author: SarahofBorg from United States

While I absolutely loved this movie, I feel I'm highly biased. The anime and manga were some of the best I've ever seen as a long-experienced anime/manga fan. I'm more than impressed that something from a manga series could be turned into such a beautiful masterpiece. But it's not for those expecting something lighthearted or fun. It's a very deep, very spiritual, and somewhat slow movie. It helps to have seen other classic Japanese film first. It helps to know something of their culture. Otherwise, I can understand why the film could be confusing to most. Realize that the plot of this film was lifted from various episodes of the anime and merged together in a way they were not originally written, which might account for it being confusing at times. But since I knew the stories already, I had no trouble seeing the genius it took to write it as it was. So this film is simply not for everyone. Yet, for what it's attempting, it hits the mark perfectly. I dare say it even improved upon the source. I was blown away. I imagine that even if I couldn't follow the complex spiritual story I still would have at least appreciated it for it's sheer beauty and originality. Realize also that purpose of the movie isn't about any particular message. It's merely a spiritual journey that is beautiful and unpredictable. The message is dark, but the anime wasn't always like that. I would still recommend the anime first, then watching this movie. It helps a lot. In comparison to the anime it's much darker, much less spiritually moving, and a lot harder to understand. But they really aren't worth comparing since they are done in such extremely different styles of storytelling and medium. Yet, if you enjoyed this movie you will definitely enjoy the anime. Please watch it, it's available on DVD in both excellent subtitles and excellent dubbing (I'd recommend the dub.) And specifically, this movies plot corresponds to episodes 3,7,12, and 20, although I would also recommend episode 1 as an introduction to the series.

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