Mushishi

TV (26 eps)
4.491 of 5 from 17,638 votes
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It isn't unusual for a person to feel that the world around them is strange and has unexpected secrets lying just beyond their sight. However, for most people this is just an occasional sensation that greets them upon awakening or chases them into sleep. For the mushi researcher Ginko, it isn't a feeling at all; it is a knowledge which guides his travels and motivates his life. Found in the cracks between what is conceivable and what is not, are the varied life forms collectively known as mushi. They surround us and affect us, but their intensely different nature makes them unrecognizable to most. Ginko brings these life forms into perspective for the lives of those most affected and most in need of an explanation.

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vivafruit Apr 3, 2007
Score 9/10

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Describing Mushishi to those who have not experienced it is almost completely impossible... and yet, here I am, furiously pounding away, struggling to say something even remotely coherent about this wonderful work. What makes the show so difficult to write about? Well, for one thing, Mushishi is completely different from anything else that I've seen, anime... read more

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VivisQueen Oct 6, 2010
Score 9/10

Life is a bitter struggle between humans and nature. Of course, it's also completely impersonal. Just by going about our daily activities, we destroy countless organisms, and they in turn must have wrested their space from other life forms in a similar anarchic manner.Mushishi reimagines this Darwinian battle with an extra dimension of beings called Mushi, beings more primitive than microbes. They look like... read more

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  • Vol: 10; Ch: 50
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