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

Sadayuki Murai  screenplay
Katsuhiro Ohtomo  screenplay

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
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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6 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
For manga fans..., 9 June 2007
Author: ephonk from seattle

I have noticed that the positive comments so far have mostly said 1. "I'm a big fan of the original manga" and 2. "It was beautifully shot". Together, these phrases sum up exactly what's wrong with Mushishi. It is a high production value film that is content to appeal solely to a relatively small subset of its potential audience.

I was terribly disappointed by this film. It's not that it was simply slow, leaden, plodding, etc. I can fully enjoy a film that does all those things if there's a payoff, if it ultimately makes sense and gives you a sense of there being a complete wholeness to the underlying concepts.

This did not happen.

Clearly I don't live up to point #1 - I am not a manga fan.

OK, so let me say something positive - point #2 is true. It was beautifully shot and the production values are excellent. A very nice film to look at.

My ultimate impression - if you are not already a fan of the manga, avoid, avoid, avoid.

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