FROM WIKIA (TBU)
Mushishi (蟲師) is a manga series written and illustrated by Yuki Urushibara. It was serialized in Afternoon Seasons Zōkan from 1999 to 2002, and in Monthly Afternoon from December 2002 to August 2008. The individual chapters were collected and released into ten tankōbon volumes by Kodansha. Those volumes were localized to North America by Del Rey between January 2007 and August 2010. The series follows Ginko, a man who dedicates himself to keep people protected from supernatural creatures called Mushi.
Mushishi has been adapted into an anime television series by Artland which aired in Fuji Television between October 2005 and June 2006. Following it, a live-action feature film adaptation, directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, was released in March 2007. Funimation acquired the rights to release the anime and the film in North America. A special was released in January 2014, and a second anime series is set to air from April 2014. It has also spawned a video game and many types of Mushishi-related merchandise.
The Mushishi manga has been well received both by the public and critics. In Japan, it has frequently ranked in the weekly Top Ten list of best-selling manga, and the seven first volumes have sold over 2.5 million copies. Both the manga and the anime have received several awards such as the Kodansha Manga Award and the Tokyo Anime Award, and numerous publications have praised them. The film adaptation received a mixed response from critics. However, it also received nominations at film festivals, and was one of the 100 highest-grossing films in the country in 2007.
A special titled Mushishi Tokubetsu-hen: Hihamukage was released on January 4, 2014. A second anime television season titled Mushishi: Zoku-Shō is set to air from April 2014. The second season has been licensed for streaming by Aniplex of America.
Note: Only full version of OST and singles will be uploaded.
Status: Completed, but soundtracks will be uploaded when I get around to it. SERIES HAS CONCLUDED AS “Mushishi Zoku Shou: Suzu no Shizuku (Bell Droplets)”.