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  • Movie: Mushishi
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Mar 24, 2007
  • Duration: 2 hr. 11 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.0 (scored by 322 users)
  • Ranked: #3385
  • Popularity: #3376
  • Watchers: 873

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Some time between the Meiji and Taisho period... A mother and son walk through heavy rain. The son, YOKI, sees strange, iridescent creatures float from the mountainside and then disappear. He does not yet know such creatures are called "Mushi" and can not be seen by ordinary men. Suddenly, there is a landslide and Yoki's mother is swallowed by the flood. A Mushishi woman named NUI finds the child, who miraculously survived, and takes him home with her...
Some years later, we meet Yoki again as an adult. Having lost his memory in an incident he can not recall, he is now called "GINKO." He is a "Mushishi," one who studies the Mushi he could see as a child and protects ordinary men from the illnesses that they inflict. He travels alone through the thick mountain snow, looking for a night's lodging. We see that his hair is white like the snow and one of his eyes is now missing...
Ginko makes his way to a house where a young woman named TANYU has fallen ill. Born to a family with a strong connection to Mushi, Tanyu records the ancient stories of the Mushi onto scrolls. She fell ill after she heard a tale from a blind Mushishi woman. The woman told her about how she had fought off a powerful Mushi called "Tokoyami," which lived at the bottom of a pond, and about an eyeless fish which lived at the bottom of the Tokoyami called "Ginko." Her extended exposure to the pond turned her hair white and took her eyes...
In the basement library of Tanyu's house, Ginko reads the scroll containing the tale of the blind Mushishi woman. It sounds strangely familiar to him, as if he has heard the story before... the story of a boy named "Yoki," the sole survivor of a landslide...
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  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Mar 24, 2007
  • Duration: 2 hr. 11 min.
  • Score: 7.0 (scored by 322 users)
  • Ranked: #3385
  • Popularity: #3376
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Completed
biniBningPunkista
7 people found this review helpful
Jun 9, 2012
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
The movie depicts a time were demons and humans co-exist and only the selected few humans can detect the demons which normal people perceive as ordinary bugs. That's where Ginko (Joe Odagiri) comes in. The story was excerpted from a manga, so for those who are familiar with the manga version they might be slightly disappointed since it was compressed into a 160+ minutes of live action movie. I only have a vague introduction of the manga, so the film-manga comparison didn't bother me much. Story wise, some would think that the pacing was a bit slow but for my two cents, I felt there was something more to those scenes than just the dialogue or the characters. Another plus factor is the visual effects. The colors were all in different hues, not much bright colors but in pastels and it was really beautiful to look at.

What made me watch it in the first place was Joe Odagiri as Ginko and Yu Aoi as Tanyu. Both actors are big names in the Japan entertainment industries and their acting was not subpar at all. They played their roles amazingly.

Music was in sync with the scenes but it was not that special. Although I would have to take note of the background music during a scene with Tanyu and her magical skills using long metal chopsticks. That scene was really brought out by the music, I think without the sound track that specific scene wouldn't have been as powerful as it seemed.

I re-watched segments of the film just for the sake of ogling on Joe Odagiri and his white hair. Not sure if you're interested in that, but if you are, then share the boat with me. It's worth re-watching.

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OldAnimeLady
1 people found this review helpful
Aug 17, 2018
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 4.0
I watched this since I LOVE LOVE LOVED the anime. Enough so my husband goes "oh this is that travelling exorcist show you liked so much". Queue eye roll. the story is super compressed but that is to be expected, and as with any manga/anime/LA adaption the source material was better. That being said this was not a bad movie, the ending just kinda fell flat.

The cast was phenomenal with Odagiri Joe and Aoi Yu being the absolute high light of this movie. This is the third or forth work from Aoi Yu I have seen and her performances are quickly making her my favorite actress to watch.

Overall I would recommend this to people who like spirit shows or loved the anime enough to just fangirl over it being made decently into a LA.

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