A wandering mystical doctor passes through remote regions of Japan uncovering supernatural creatures called the … Tanyu begins to remove the writings from Ginko's body and reattach them to the parchments. Ginko voiced by Travis Willingham and 3 others. [1][2] He instead suggested adapting Mushishi as he felt it would be "an opportunity to mix live action and computer graphics, to create a hybrid of the natural and the virtual". "[34] Similarly, Justin Howe of Tor.com declared it is "a bit too inert for most people's tastes" but said "Mushishi is a fantasy film that's worth seeing. The pair finds the rainbow-like Mushi. After this, they part ways, and Koro goes back to his hometown to build bridges. Ginko cames and vist Tanyu Karibusa to tell her mushi-shi … When Yoki tries to help her, he is also swallowed. [30], While he preferred the anime version, Mania.com's Chris Beveridge praised the film as "a soothing and atmospheric movie that captures everything that it should", singling out Otomo's direction and Odagiri's acting. [11] In October of the same year, it was shown at the 2007 Sitges Film Festival. He rarely comes back to the same show location more than once, to reinforce his 'wanderer' status. Watch MUSHI-SHI Episode 1 - MUSHI-SHI OVA. Those who do this are the Scribe. The other is that Tanyu and Ginko … But they have learned how to bind it. ... Tanyu voiced … On the way, he meets Koro, a Mushishi who is trying to capture a rainbow-like Mushi. [12], In Japan, the film was released in DVD format by Tohokushinsha Film on October 26, 2007. Many praised Odagiri's performance and its visual but critiqued the plot and mythology as confusing. [31] Scott Green from Ain't It Cool News wrote that he "didn't find it as breathtaking as Otomo's anime spectacles or as effecting as earlier version of Mushi-Shi", but did "find it a fascinating movie to watch and consider". She often worries more about others than herself but does lament the inability to use her leg. Eventually, Ginko's past catches up with him, though, since a Mushi took possession of him since that day. A cursed Mushi that once nearly brought destruction of all of life is sealed in her right leg and she is upset that this Mushi is the reason her current guardian and the Minai family line are suffering. [4][21] On its exhibition at the Sundance Film Festival, all tickets were sold out, and some people watched it standing because they did not buy reserved seats. [18], In its opening weekend in Japan, Mushishi ranked eighth at the box office. [24] Tony Sullivan of Eye for Film said it is "beautifully acted, shot and scored" but cited the "lack of oomph" as a reason why "the movie is rather dull". Ginko is sent on a fact-finding expedition to discover what the head of an ancient clan of mushishi is doing in an isolated, abandoned Japanese village. For this reason, she hates having to hear stories about Mushi being treated as lesser than humans or as vermin that need to be killed. It sort of calmly moves toward its end. With Joe Odagiri, Nao Ohmori, Yû Aoi, Lily. Mushishi is a popular manga that was serialized in Monthly Afternoon from 1998-2008. Anime/Manga: Mushishi fanfiction archive with over 148 stories. [16] A Blu-ray version was released in Japan on February 20, 2009,[17] while Funimation released its DVD version on August 25, 2009, calling it Mushi-Shi: The Movie. With Joe Odagiri, Nao Ohmori, Yû Aoi, Lily. Nevertheless, mushi can cause great harm to people, and Ginko is both gifted and cursed with the ability to find them. Ginko is a mushishi-- a person who can see the small pseudo-nature-spirit entities known as mushi, which both mystify and plague mankind.With little more than his wits and experience to guide him, Ginko … His travels bring him to a village of deafs, a little girl with horns, and longtime friend Tanyu (Aoi Yu), whose mushi is too strong to rid. They live in an isolated house with their records, visited only by the family and Mushishi. When Tanyu tried to write about it, she was afflicted by paralysis and gangrene. Mushishi received nominations and awards at film festivals and was among the 100 highest-grossing films of 2007 in Japan. 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." Recurring Roles. She loves hearing stories about Mushi from Ginko because unlike most Mushishi, he is attached to Mushi and understands that Mushi are not just evil creatures, but simply living creatures trying to survive. Kelly concluded, "if you like Japanese cinema, fantasy storytelling, and interesting characters, you'll love this film. Tanyu’s formidable former nanny (Reisen Lee), once a mushishi herself, tells Ginko a story about a silver-haired female mushishi (Makiko Esumi) that offers him a clue to not only Tanyu… But not before she had a child. Ginko then asks to read about the Tokoyami; while he is reading, the Tokoyami from the writings leave them and return to Tanyu, further exacerbating her condition. Eventually, Nui is swallowed by the Tokoyami. [15] In September 2008, Funimation announced that it had acquired the distribution rights of the film to North America. [29] While praising Odagiri's acting and deeming the film's visuals an "A-game", DVD Verdict's Adam Arseneau said it "feels disjointed and fragmented". In the present, Ginko, to escape a blizzard, finds a village inn. Mushi are beings in touch with the essence of life, far more basic and pure than normal living things. Todd Brown, writing for Twitch Film, characterized the film as "long, slow, fairly pedestrian in its visual style, confusing for the newbies, [and] over-familiar for the existing fan". When Tanyu tried to write about it, she was afflicted by paralysis and gangrene. Nui voiced by Jennifer Seman and 1 other. Otomo began work on the film in 2005 after declining a jidaigeki project. He found the episodic nature of the work challenging but was able to fashion a cohesive screenplay by combining elements of the different stories present in the manga. Tanyu comes from a long generation of scribes … [23] Anime News Network's Bamboo Dong praised its visuals but noted that the film could be confusing for viewers who are unfamiliar with the manga series and that Ginko "looks more like a cosplayer". A series of flashbacks reveal that only Yoki survived, coming under the care of Nui, who is a Mushishi (or Bugmaster)—an expert in Mushi, which are supernatural bug-like creatures that are invisible to most humans. Directed by Katsuhiro Ôtomo. When the bugs escape the scrolls and attack Tanyu, it is left to Ginko … She reappears in the Path of Thorns Special requesting Ginko to help Kumado despite the fact the two may not get along well in order for Ginko to ensure Kumado doesn't act recklessly. Is the secret of Ginko's ginchy, ... Tanyu, whose entire leg is the seal of a powerful species of Mushi, which renders her leg paralyzed. Lahir dari keluarga yang memiliki hubungan kuat dengan Mushi, Tanyu mencatat cerita kuno Mushi ke dalam gulungan. He was interested in creating a mix of live action and animation and felt the manga gave him an appropriate creative vehicle. Read the topic about Mushishi Episode 20 Discussion on MyAnimeList, and join in the discussion on the largest online anime and manga database in the world! Conan2k5 said: Great Episode, not one of my favorites but a good farewell to this masterpiece of a series. Japan Digital Content Trust planned to raise $2.2 million (¥260 million) of the film's projected $8.5 million (¥1 billion) budget. Join the online community, … Otomo describes the film as "a kind of fable", and as such, he chose the Meiji era as its setting because he felt it offered the best framing for the story, as he considered the sudden disappearances of certain characters were also consistent with the nature of that historical period. 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