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Mushi-Shi the Movie

3 Ratings: 3.0
Funimation DVD Release
2 reviews about Mushi-Shi the Movie
review by . December 11, 2009
posted in ASIANatomy
Decent But a Little Too Episodic For Its Own Good...
   Don’t let the American translation “Bug-master” of its title fool you, writer/director Katsuhiro Otomo’s (Akira) “Mushi-shi” has nothing to do with bugs. The translation of the title is actually “Mushi-Master” and is based on the award-winning manga series by Yuki Urushibana and the anime series of the same name. The series was such a big hit in Japan that a live-action adaptation was to be expected. The film is about a silver-haired one-eyed …
review by . August 17, 2009
posted in ASIANatomy
Cover art for Funimation's release
While Mushi-Shi The Movie cannot claim to have many ties to anime-giant Funimation (after all, it is a 2006 live action film that has cleaned up at movie festivals), the franchise itself is deeply rooted in the anime/ manga industry.  Yuki Urushibara was the mastermind behind the original manga (which was awarded an Excellence Prize for manga at the 7th Japan Media Arts Festival in 2003) and a rich 26-episode animated series followed shortly thereafter in 2005. In 2006, amidst the successful …
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