UK's Barbican to Screen Anime, Live-Action Mushishi
posted on by Egan Loo
The Barbican performing arts center in London will be holding a October 28 double-billing of both the anime and live-action adaptations of Yuki Urushibara's Mushishi manga. The titular "Mushishi" ("Bug Master") character is a doctor who travels a mystical version of Japan to cure people affected by Mushi, the supernatural creatures that he is investigating. The screenings will begin with two episodes from the 2005 animated Mushi-Shi television series by Hiroshi Nagahama (Fruits Basket assistant director, Detroit Metal City video) and Artland (Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Macross). Then the center will screen the 2006 live-action film version of the story by acclaimed director Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira, Memories). The Anime Encyclopedia co-author Helen McCarthy will introduce the screenings.
Image © Yuki Urushibara / KODANSHA • MUSHI-SHI Partnership.