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Yuki Urushibara (comic) and
Sadayuki Murai (screenplay)
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24 March 2007 (Japan) See more »
A wandering mystical doctor passes through remote regions of Japan uncovering supernatural creatures called the Mushi and curing people of their effects. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order)
Joe 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
Sôichi Ueno  (as 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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Japan:131 min
Sound Mix:
South Korea:12 | Taiwan:PG-12 (original rating) | UK:15

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Director Katsuhiro Ôtomo describes the film as a fable: "The film doesn't have a real climax, it calmly moves toward its end. But that too is very much like our lives as human beings. If you look back at your life, maybe you can point to moments that you feel were a climax or a turning point, but when they actually happened you didn't experience them the same way. Life moves ahead quite calmly and gradually, and I wanted to bring that same feeling to Mushishi."See more »
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5 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
My view, 9 November 2007
Author: plutinium from Australia

The movie 'Mushishi' requires a certain amount of patience to watch, if you're expecting fighting and major heart-racing theme then this is not the movie for you. Mushishi is a beautiful movie, got me to tears. Simply the movie is slow-paced but has a lot of positive points like the animation being used and color textures and mostly being pointed out by viewers are the scenery. At first the movie gets a bit boring but it does get interesting later, it took me while to figure out the scenes with the woman and the little boy was flash-backs of Ginko's past, and the flash-back did play a powerful role in the story of the movie.

If you're a patient type of person with a broader understanding and tolerance for films, Mushishi would be a film for audiences like so, but if you're searching for fighting scenes or something that makes your heart race from Mushishi then make a pass on this film.

Another thing is that please do not even comment on films just because you simply hated it or it did not have what you wanted because it's pretty useless to comment on something that doesn't hold your interest, instead simple make a pass and forget about the movie, it'll help calm your unsatisfied heart.

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