Mushishi (蟲師?) is a manga series written and illustrated by Yuki Urushibara. It was serialized in Afternoon Seasons Zōkan from 1999 to 2002, and in Monthly Afternoon from December 2002 to August 2008. The individual chapters were collected and released into ten tankōbon volumes by Kodansha. Those volumes were localized to North America by Del Rey between January 2007 and August 2010. The series follows Ginko, a man who dedicates himself to keep people protected from supernatural creatures called Mushi.
Written and illustrated by Yuki Urushibara, it debuted as an one-shot in Monthly Afternoon on January 25, 1999. Later, it was serialized in the Kodansha seinen manga magazine Afternoon Seasons Zōkan from 1999 to 2002. It moved to Monthly Afternoon on December 25, 2002 and was serialized until August 25, 2008. Kodansha collected the chapters into ten bound volumes, and published them under the Afternoon KC line from November 22, 2001, to November 21, 2008. In addition, two additional chapters were published in the magazine on November 25, 2012 and December 25, 2013, respectively. On November 21, 2013, Kodansha started to re-release it under the aizōban format in their KC Deluxe line, and as of January 23, 2014 four volumes have been published.