Bugmaster (2007)





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Yuki Urushibara's long-running manga series comes to the screen in this live-action adaptation directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, creator of the groundbreaking manga and anime classic Akira. Mushi are an unusual life form that is neither animal nor vegetable, but is possessed of the elusive essential life force of the universe, and has special talents that approach those of supernatural beings. Very few human beings are able to see the mushi, but Ginko can. Ginko makes his living as a "Mushi-shi," a master who travels from town to town, meeting people who have had troubling experiences with the mushi and helping them sort out their problems while trying to maintain a respectful relationship with the creatures. Starring Joe Odagiri, Nao Omori and Makiko Esumi, Mushi-shi received its world premiere at the 2006 Venice Film Festival.
Art House & International , Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Nao Omori
as Nijirou
Yû Aoi
as Tanyu
Makiko Kuno
as Maho's mother
Joe Odagiri
as Ginko
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Full Review… | January 26, 2007
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I'm going to say as little as possible about the live adaptation of Mushishi. If you are a die-hard fan of the Manga or Anime series, then you should love this film regardless. Are there a few problems with it? Yes. Are there enough problems wrong with it, to give it a bad review? No, not at all. If you have no idea what Mushishi is, then you might be a tad lost or you might not even care for the film. It does tend to jump a bit, and it is unclear in several parts for those who are unfamiliar with Mushishi. All in all the film is a success. The acting is great, the visuals are beautiful, and it is overall very entertaining, though it does drag here and there. Like I said, if you love the Manga and the Anime series, then you should love this film, as I did.

Shane Weapon
Shane Weapon

apparently, this is from the same director as "Akira," but there is not a half hour of characters screaming each other's names. It's a good idea for a story, but the repeated flashbacks really hurt what little pace the film had.

Brock LaReau
Brock LaReau

A pretty interesting world and story about spirits and forces of nature. It's a little slow paced, but I didn't mind at all. The acting is good, and the scenery is very beautiful. I'd recommend this if you like Japanese sci-fi and fantasy films.

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