4.393 out of 5 from 47 votes
Mushi are another form of life which live parallel to our own natural world. The source of many myths and superstitions, they exist according to their own natural laws, and can be both beneficial and dangerous depending on circumstances. Ginko, a traveling mushishi, investigates and helps out wherever the mushi have become a problem. Yet Ginko himself is marked by the creatures he researches, and he carries the weight of his past with him.
Both series explore a deeper respect of nature through old myths and legends. They bring together a world of magic and nature combined. Both series have a slow, but still pleasant, pace and a deep mystery as to just what the characters are.
Children of the Sea and Mushishi have very similar, natural art style and tone. Slow-paced and serene, both stories deal with humans and nature interacting in an imaginative, almost spiritual sort of way. A lot of effort goes into the storyline as well. Read and enjoy both!
Keiko and her friend Akira don't seems out of the ordinary, but both high school students are frequent witnesses to unusual phenomena that few people ever experience. From Keiko's spot-on predictions about the weather, to Akira's encounter with a pile of rocks muttering about the inevitable future, the pair's easygoing life is never dull.
With a relaxed pace and gorgeous breezy/watery artwork, both of these titles explore strange phenomenon. If you liked the warped naturalism, or alternate take on normal events/settings in one, you may enjoy the other.