The final episode of Mushishi Zoku Shou has revealed that there will be a second season of the anime adaptation of Yuki Urushibara’s manga. The first visual was released for the second season of Mushishi Zoku Shou, which will be airing this Fall/Autumn.
Additionally, the release dates for the specials have also been announced. There will be two special episodes that take place at the end of the series that were unaired. Episodes “11” and “12” will air as an one hour special on August 20.
Mushishi is a manga series from Yuki Urushibara. The manga ran from 1999 till 2008 in Kodansha Afternoon Seasons Zokan and Monthly Afternoon magazines. A total of 10 compiled volumes have been released. The series first received an anime adaptation in 2005 from Artland (Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, Legend of the Galactic Heroes) that ran for 26 episodes. An interquel anime film was released earlier this year, as well as a sequel series that aired this spring titled Mushishi Zoku Shou, and ran for 10 episodes. Artland and director Hiroshi Nagahama (Aku no Hana, Detroit Metal City) returned to produce both projects. The series also received a live action film adaptation in 2007.
Here is a synopsis of Mushishi Zoku Shou from MAL:
They existed long before anyone can remember. They are simple and strange in nature, not resembling any other plant or animal in this world. In ancient times, people revered these bizarre creatures and called them “Mushi.”
People once again began to believe in the existence of these “Mushi” when they began affecting their lives in inexplicable ways.
The one who connects the world of “Mushi” to the world of humans — they were called the “Mushi-shi.”
All life exists not to hinder others in this world.
They are simply there to live as they were meant to.
The second season of Mushishi Zoku Shou will be airing this October, during the Fall/Autumn 2014 anime season. The one hour long special, comprised of episodes 11 and 12, will air on August 20 on BS11.