the mushi (creatures) were portrayed to own supernatural powers. he lost his mother since young, n has the ability to see the mushi. he followed a mushishi (mushi master), traveled from place to places to help those suffered from mushi problem.
yet to catch its anime, i believe the anime should be much more interesting than its live action movie. the live action was slow but the idea was rather mesmerizing. the mushi was such beautiful creatures. worth a catch if you don't minda the slow moving plot.
some background on the movie:
- anime: mushishi (蟲師)
- director: Katsuhiro Otomo (大友克洋)
- released: 2007
- casts: Jo Odagiri (譲小田切), Makiko Esumi (平野真紀子), Nao Omori (大森南朋), Yuu Aoi (蒼井優)
- language: Japanese
- genre: Fantasy/Science Fiction