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.
After witnessing a rare summer snow with his friends, Kusaka Yuu begins to develop supernatural abilities. Years afterwards, he finds himself the target of powerful beings, and learns that his powers are due to the "ayakashi," parasitic organisms that grant special abilities in exchange for a portion of the host's life force. The conflict turns treacherous as Yuu’s friends’ lives also become threatened, and he learns the truth behind the loss of his dear friend, Izumi. Will Yuu free himself from the ayakashi, or will he succumb to the temptation of power?
"If you are in need of medical attention, please leave a number where you can be reached, your name, the seriousness of your condition and how much you are able to afford." Meet Black Jack, an unlicensed surgeon whose skills are infamous around the world. Follow this mysterious surgeon-for-hire who travels to meet his 'clients', from rich businessmen with a baffling illness to a group of Military Guerrillas who want to help their leader live long enough to return to their country. No matter the job, Black Jack will help where no other doctor would – as long as you have the cash.
In feudal Japan, the samurai who lost their master were forced to wander the land, living as hired swords or bandits. Instead of a life without purpose, the ronin represent self-determination and personal freedom. Shaped by a childhood event, Black Jack and Ginko follow the spirit of the masterless samurai.
Black Jack follows an unlicensed doctor who answers to no authority. The series is comprised of self-contained medical mysteries that border on the supernatural. The titular Mushishi is a wanderer whose profession makes him acquainted with creatures that are mythical in origin.
Both series offer exceptional stories and neither is to be missed.
Fifteen-year-old Ichigo Kurosaki is a typical teen with fighting skills, two caring sisters and a special trait: he can see ghosts. However, when Ichigo and his family find themselves under attack by a huge beast, Ichigo discovers that there’s more to the supernatural world than the everyday specter. Vengeful spirits known as Hollows roam the world in search of devouring souls, and Shinigami – soul reapers – work tirelessly to defeat them and guide normal ghosts into a place called Soul Society. Ichigo valiantly fights the Hollow that threatens his sisters, but on the verge of defeat a Shinigami named Rukia gives him her powers, turning him into a Shinigami himself. Ichigo must now adjust to his new life of both vanquishing and saving souls for the sake of Soul Society.
If you liked Bleach or Mushi-Shi, you'll possibly like the other because of the human involvement with what would be known as "The Other World." I know I like both of them because of that. But, there's also the various views on what The Other World would be like, and that makes it interesting to compare how similar/different they are with each other. Both have some pretty awesome characters, too, and their storylines are almost always riddled with hidden plot points and twists in the plot.
The scientist who flooded the world of the future and created a mutant species in the images of animals is looking to finish what he started, and the crew of Blue Submarine No. 6 must stop him at all costs. But first, they must try to recruit the best sub pilot that ever lived: Tetsu Hayami.
In a futuristic world, the virtual world is merely a layer on top of reality; within it, cyberpets are abundant and information is plentiful, and it is only visible by wearing special cyberglasses. In Daikoku City, this cyberspace is behaving strangely: cyberpets are going missing, dark entities known as "the Illegal" roam obsolete space that shouldn’t exist, and a large pink antivirus program known as Satchii wanders the streets, attacking both virus and pets alike. Sixth grader Yuko Okonogi has just moved to Daikoku City, and after cyberdetective children help her rescue her lost dog, she soon joins the others in a search for the truth behind these strange occurances.
Despise Dennou Coil having a story through the episodes and Mushishi don't, both anime can leave you with a pleasing feeling of relaxation after you finish each episode. Calm, soft and warm, if you're in this type of anime this is the way to go.