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  • 2010
  • 1 Season
  • 5.8  (26)

Mushi-Uta is an anime television series produced by Kadokawa Pictures Inc. and directed by Kazuo Sakai. It is based on the light novel series of the same name by Kyohei Iwai. The series aired from July to September 2007 and consists of twelve episodes. The story takes place in a world where people coexist with powerful and mysterious creatures known as "Mushi". The Mushi can bring both blessings and curses to humans, and those who have the ability to see and control them are called "Mushi-shi". The plot follows two main characters: Daisuke "Kakkou" Kusuriya, a high school student who possesses the rare ability to control the Mushi; and Shiika Anmoto, a girl with a mysterious past who is also connected to the Mushi.

The series begins with Kakkou encountering a strange girl named Shiika Anmoto, who possesses a unique ability to manipulate the Mushi. As the story progresses, Kakkou and Shiika find themselves drawn into a battle between two powerful factions who wish to use the Mushi for their own purposes. The first faction is the Nanao Corporation, a powerful corporation that seeks to use the Mushi for profit. The second faction is a group of rebels led by Hajime Strider, who want to use the Mushi to overthrow the government and create a new world.

As the conflict between these two groups intensifies, Kakkou and Shiika find themselves caught in the middle. They must use their abilities to protect themselves and their friends, while also trying to uncover the truth behind the true nature of the Mushi. Along the way, they encounter various other characters, each with their own agenda and motives. These characters include fellow Mushi-shi, government agents, and other individuals who are connected to the Mushi in some way.

One of the strengths of Mushi-Uta is its unique and compelling world-building. The series presents a fascinating world where the Mushi are an integral part of everyday life, and the concept is explored in-depth throughout the show. The series also boasts excellent animation and art design, with vibrant colors and intricate character designs.

Another standout aspect of the show is its characterization. Kakkou and Shiika are both well-developed characters with complex personalities and motivations. Their interactions with each other and with the other characters make for some compelling drama and moments of humor. The side characters, while not as fleshed out as Kakkou and Shiika, are still interesting and add depth to the story.

While Mushi-Uta has many strengths, it is not without its flaws. The plot can be somewhat convoluted at times, with multiple factions and characters vying for control of the Mushi. Some viewers may find the series confusing or hard to follow. Additionally, the pacing can be slow at times, with some episodes feeling more like filler than necessary plot development.

Despite these flaws, Mushi-Uta remains a fascinating and unique anime series. It is a must-watch for fans of the supernatural genre, with its complex world-building, engaging characters, and intriguing plot. The series strikes a balance between action, drama, and humor that keeps viewers engaged throughout its twelve-episode run. Overall, Mushi-Uta is an excellent anime that deserves more recognition in the world of anime.

Mushi-Uta is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on December 8, 2010.

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Dreaming Firefly
12. Dreaming Firefly
December 8, 2010
Kakkō manages to retrieve Rina from inside her mushi, but it was too late for her. While he struggles against Nanahoshi, Haji ends up seriously hurt and a wounded Shiika fights to stop her mushi from going berserk too.
Endless Dream
11. Endless Dream
December 8, 2010
While Rina is surrounded by Haji's forces at GARDEN, Shiika ends up alone to defend herself against Minmin and Kabuto.
Passing Dream
10. Passing Dream
December 8, 2010
Rina learns from Minmin about GARDEN's location, and determined to rescue the fallen imprisoned there by herself, she leaves Shiika to the care of her Mushibane fellows.
Fragments of the Dream
9. Fragments of the Dream
December 8, 2010
Shiika and Daisuke go on a date to the planetarium, but when they are seen together by Rina. Soon, each girl realizes the other's feelings for him.
Unfulfilled Dream
8. Unfulfilled Dream
December 8, 2010
Kasuo chases Asami into digital space, where Kakk? barely saves her.
Dream's Labyrinth
7. Dream's Labyrinth
December 8, 2010
Three new hunters from SEPB are sent into ?ka to aid in the search for Shiika. Meanwhile, Asami also discovers the truth about her.
Targeted Dream
6. Targeted Dream
December 8, 2010
Rina grants Shiika's request to visit her school, while one of her friends starts to experience some strange phenomena.
Dream's Encounter
5. Dream's Encounter
December 8, 2010
After the incident at the park, Shiika ends up finding shelter at Rina's place. While getting used to her new life, she and Kakk? reminisce about the day when they first met.
Shattered Dream
4. Shattered Dream
December 8, 2010
While struggling to protect Rina, Centi's mushi enters the maturation process and becomes a giant monster, and she finds no option but to take it down in order to save Centi's life.
Slaves to the Dream
3. Slaves to the Dream
December 8, 2010
Daisuke and Shiika meet again at the city's Kaihin Park.
The Dream that Binds
2. The Dream that Binds
December 8, 2010
Kakk? and Shiika start to get to know each other better, whilst Kakk?'s classmates start to get somewhat curious about his relationship with Shiika.
The Beginning of the Dream
1. The Beginning of the Dream
December 8, 2010
A Mushitsuki by the name of Yuki is hunted down and killed by the Special Environmental Conservation Executive Office. The Mushibane almost save him, but eventually fail. In the second half of the episode, Kakkō is introduced to his new school as Daisuke Kusuriya, and the episode concludes with the meeting between Kakkō and Shiika.
Where to Watch Mushi-Uta
Mushi-Uta is available for streaming on the Kadokawa Pictures Inc. website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Mushi-Uta on demand at Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    December 8, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    5.8  (26)