Cast & Crew
Populating the world on the eve of the twentieth century, menaced by a science-obsessed era and trying to ensure their survival, the Mushi cast their malevolent spell on humans and nature alike. Supernaturally connected to the basic essence of life and death, they are capable of inhabiting the body and soul's deepest recesses and can only be detected by a Mushi master. The precociously white-haired Ginko has lost his youth and one eye studying the Mushi. Like a travelling doctor, he visits far away places to undo the Mushi's deeds and to cure their victims. Meanwhile, in a secluded mansion, beautiful Tanyu records the history of the creatures. The guardian of the Mushi's annals, she spends her days collecting accounts of these mystical beings as ink flows directly from her fingertip. But one day, the ink she uses to write her tales permeates her blood vessels and all the characters disappear from her precious scrolls. She has been infected by the Mushi and the time has come for Ginko to save her life and to restore the lost archives of a fading world.
Released in United States 2006
Released in United States January 2007
Released in United States September 2006
Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Spectrum) January 18-28, 2007.
Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Visions) September 7-16, 2006.
Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Competition) August 30-September 9, 2006.
Based on the comic "Bugmaster" written by Yuki Urushibara.
Released in United States 2006 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Competition) August 30-September 9, 2006.)
Released in United States January 2007 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Spectrum) January 18-28, 2007.)
Released in United States September 2006 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Visions) September 7-16, 2006.)