Joujuu Senjin!! Mushibugyo News

Joujuu Senjin!! Mushibugyo is a franchise comprised of 1 anime series, 2 manga series
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Welcome to the weekly Mushibugyo review! First, I wanted to apologize for the late report due to the wiki workload both in Anime Vice, Animanga Wikia communities, and Screened. I will do a review every Monday to promote the Mushibugyo Discussion thread. All comments are welcome here or over at the discussion thread.

Plot

Mitsuki is investigating the whereabouts of the Insect Magistrate, and she plans to seduce Jinbee Tsukishima to get answers. When she gets jealous of Oharu (mostly Oharu's large breasts) and does not get much answers from Jinbee, she kidnaps Oharu in order to get the answers. Though, Mitsuki does not get any answers when Jinbei confesses that he doesn't know anything.

Meanwhile, the Mushikari head to Hachijo Island to hunt the Insect Magistrate.

Verdict

Good

  • Mitsuki gets the spotlight in this episode. I enjoy how she is dumbfounded by Jinbei's stupidity.
  • Speaking of Jinbee, his funny moments are entertaining. I love his dumb moments.
  • Mushikari gets introduced. The plot is moving from Monster of the Day theme to something else interesting in the series. It's a nice refreshing change.

Bad

  • The repeated scenes of Jinbee freaking out when Haru and Mitsuki press their breasts against Jinbee's body gets tiring.

Overall, this episode is great. It finally changes things up. It's has been Monster of the Day plus the character origin stories theme. With the Mushikari, I hope to get answers if Koikawa will get revenge on the Mushikari for killing his mother. I wonder why Koikawa does not have a grudge against Mugai, a former Mushikari member.

Wiki Progress

In terms of wiki progress, I created the Mushikari and Mushibugyo concepts. I still struggle to find the Kanji for these pages.

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Welcome everyone! I'm here to promote the Mushibugyo discussion thread.

Mushibugyo
Mushibugyo

After doing a mini marathon, Mushibugyo is generally a fun Shonen series that had a bad execution at the first episode. It reminds me of Rock Lee and his Ninja Pal series where most folks dropped it on episode 1. Then, both series gradually gets better after the first episode. The first episode has pacing problems. It rushes to cover how Jinbei got to Edo and to the introduction of the Mushibugyo group. I got this impression from manga fans. Two of the cons I have seen from fans about Mushibugyo's first episode is that how it had so much fan service and it has the whole damsel in distress trope. After episode 1, Mushibugyo jumps straight into the characters of the Mushibugyo team and covering their back stories.

Major Spoiler Warnings Below

Good

Jinbei is an easily lovable character who trains hard and befriends the Mushibugyo group. At first, the Mushibugyo group hated him, but they end up liking him. Like Kotori Matsunohara said, Jinbei is the glue that holds everyone together. For the rest of characters, they stand out especially their Crazy Anime Hair. You might have a favorite one. Hibachi is the explosives specialist, and like Jinbei, she looks up to Mugai and wants Mugai to recognize her. Shingiku Koikawa is like a drunk Kenpachi Zaraki (for those who watch Bleach). He is a laid back ex-convict who can slash rocks and objects with a polished edge. Tenma is defensive specialist who uses Shikigami. His back story is interesting because he is actually scared of insects especially centipedes and others that wriggle and squirm.

While the previous episodes 2-4 cover the other characters, episode 5 does focus on Mugai but does not reveal much. Mugai is a mysterious guy who used to be a part of the Mushikari. Though, it's interesting to note that Koikawa's mother was killed by the Mushikari. I wonder if Koikawa has any grudges against Mugai and his group. We have to wait and find in later episodes.

Bad

For those who hate fan service, this show is not for you. Haru and Hibachi are usually sources of fan service when their clothes get ripped off. There is a lot of Gainax Bounce for Haru. It does follow the Monster of the Day trope by introducing a new insect, but it does keep things interesting with the character back stories. Like I discussed earlier, the first episode can rub people off the wrong way by portraying Haru as a damsel in distress. Plus, the part where she gets kidnapped, the spiders just drip their white web stuff all over her.

I was expecting Nakama cliches for this anime, but it didn't. It's nice to see a Shonen anime without a whole friendship speech once in a while.

Mushibugyo is a Shonen series that you should not take seriously. It's a mindless shonen series that revolves around a group of samurai protecting Japan from insects. It's like Powerpuff Girls in a sense but with more fan service and blood. It's not a battle shonen manga series like Naruto, Bleach, or One Piece.

Hope you guys and gals enjoy Mushibugyo.

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