Mushishi (蟲師) is a seinen anime and manga series. The manga consists of ten volumes and the first season of the anime series cover the first five volumes. A second anime series aired between April and December 2014, which has been licensed in North America by Aniplex of America, with two television specials airing in 2014 and an anime film released in 2015. A live-action film, directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, was released in late 2006. It has also spawned a video game and many types of Mushishi-related merchandise.
The creatures generally known as "Mushi" are neither plants nor animals, they differ from other forms of life such as the micro-organisms and the fungi. Instead they resemble the primeval body of life. Their existence and appearance are unknown to many and only a limited number of humans are aware of them. Ginko is a "Mushi-shi" who travels around to investigate and find out more about the "Mushi". In the process, he also lends a helping hand to people who face problems which may be related to the "Mushi".
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