Japanese name: Mushishi Mushishi TV Series image
Japanese name: 蟲師
English name:
Dates: October 22, 2005-March 11, 2006 (October 23, 2005-March 12, 2006); May 14, 2006-June 18, 2006
Broadcast time: Saturday, 27:40-28:10 (Sunday, 3:40-4:10 am) (regular broadcast time)
Number of episodes: 26
Animation Studio: Artland
Production Company:
Broadcaster: Fuji Television (CX), Fuji BS (satellite)
Creator(s): Yuki Urushibara (manga)
Series Director: Hiroshi Nagahama
Episode Director(s):
Planning: Hiroshi Nagahama (series composition)
Writer(s): Aki Itami, Kinuko Kuwabata, Yuka Yamada
Art Director: Takeshi Waki
Art Design:
Character Designer(s): Yoshihiko Umakoshi
Animator(s): Yoshihiko Umakoshi (chief director, director), Noboru Sugimitsu (director), Masayoshi Tanaka (director), Takahiro Kagami (director)
Music: Toshio Masuda
Sound: Kazuya Tanaka (director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):

Genre(s): drama, fantasy, supernatural creatures
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Note(s): Only the first 20 episodes were broadcast originally on Fuji Television and its affiliates. The final six episodes were broadcast from May 14-June 18, 2006 on the satellite channel, Fuji BS.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Mushishi go to the Chronology of Animation.

Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.

Last update: September 18, 2010
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