Mushi-Shi: The Movie [DVD] [2006]

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Special Features

  • Deleted/extended scenes
  • Mushi-shi premieres
  • Original trailer
  • Coming attractions


Legendary anime director Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira, Steamboy) makes his second foray into the world of live-action with this fantasy film based on a manga by Yuki Urushibara. Mushi-Shi (which was also made into an anime television series) follows a shaman named Ginko (Jo Odagiri) as he wanders feudal Japan healing people afflicted with "mushi," insect-like creatures that burrow their way into human bodies and cause mysterious illnesses. Otomo underscores the film's supernatural elements -- which borrow heavily from traditional Asian mythology -- with a slow, contemplative tone and cinematography of the lush Japanese countryside. ~ Sandra Bencic, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Jô Odagiri
    Jô Odagiri
  • Makiko Esumi
    Makiko Esumi
  • Nao Omori
    Nao Omori
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    Yu Aoi
  • Image coming soon
    Reisen Lee
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