As one of the lesser known series from the 2013 Spring lineup, Mushibugyou might of slipped under some people’s radar. In fact, I wasn’t aware of this show until a friend told me about it. No, it’s not because I hate bugs. I mean, I’m sure a lot of people hate them in real life as well but this series fits within more of the ‘underrated category. If the first episode doesn’t deter you from watching the anime, then that’s basically what you get. The first episode clearly sets the scene for the anime, and how it’s probably going to go.
Anyways, it is adapted based off the manga known as Joujuu Senjin!! Mushibugyou. (take note that it is adapted from the alternate version of the Mushibugyou manga). Otherwise, the series stars Jinbei Tsukishima, a young man who becomes a new recruit of the City Patrol. The boy is inexperienced but joins the unit to honor his family and protect the people.
The series takes place in an alternate Feudal Era Japan setting. Thus, expect some of the architectures’ designs to look like some of the more traditional style of Japanese culture. The country in which the series takes place at is simple though with no complex technology. Rather, there is a system where people tries to follow to maintain order. But then of course, that order is disturbed thanks to these monsters known as the Mushi, the giant insects as well as the antagonists of the series. They disturb peace and causes destruction. Now, who you gotta call? The Ghostbust- I mean, City Patrol. Lmao.