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Mushi-Shi: The Movie (2006)

Mushishi (original title)
A wandering mystical doctor passes through remote regions of Japan uncovering supernatural creatures called the Mushi and curing people of their effects.

Director:

Katsuhiro Ôtomo (as Katsuhiro Ohtomo)

Writers:

Yuki Urushibara (comic), Sadayuki Murai (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Joe Odagiri ... Ginko
Nao Ohmori ... Nijirou (as Nao Ômori)
Yû Aoi ... Tanyu
Lily Lily ... Inn owner
Makiko Kuno Makiko Kuno ... Maho's mother
Reia Moriyama Reia Moriyama ... Maho
Hideyuki Inada Hideyuki Inada ... Yoki
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aaron Dismuke ... Yoki / Young Ginko (voice)
Greg Dulcie Greg Dulcie ... (voice)
Juli Erickson ... Tama (voice)
Makiko Esumi ... Nui
Todd Haberkorn ... Inagu (voice)
Grant James ... (voice)
Mike McFarland ... Koro (voice)
Rô Naruse Rô Naruse
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Fantasy

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

24 March 2007 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Mushi-Shi: The Movie See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,254,482
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Ginko's title of "Mushishi" means, literally, "bugmaster"; "mushi" means "bug" (as the Mushi are supernatural parasites), and "shi" means "master" (as in "expert" or "doctor"). See more »

Connections

Remake of Mushi-Shi: Yawarakai kado (2005) See more »

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A treat: Visually, Acoustically and Spiritually

Already the beginning of this movie is amazing. The mystic forested mountains covered in fog, two people marching through the rain, mystic cloudy shapes emitting from the earth, a sudden landslide, all accentuated by this music. Impressive.

The cinematography is definitely one of the highlights. The scenery and costumes are also superb. The special effects are simple and of low quality (except for the landslide), but yet they work out very very well. Visually and acoustically the movie is wonderful. For real! I also like the cast, especially Aoi Yuu and Ri Reisen.

I haven't read the manga or watched the anime, though I was aware it existed, before I watched this movie. But I had no problem at all to follow the storyline. Yet, it is a demanding movie which only works on a spiritual level.

I think a problem many people will have with this movie is, that it lacks a dramatic structure, an arc of suspense.

It's not for everyone, but I enjoyed it.


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