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She Got Off the Bus at the Peninsula (from Filament) felt like it could have been included in Beautiful People. They had a similar tone (melancholy but still inspiring), some supernatural elements, and I think will appeal to the same audience.
A girl floats aboard a raft in a city buried by water. With buildings of the past beneath her in the deep, she travels silently, encountering a man along the way...
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.
Being from the same mangaka, it's no surprise that Mushishi and Peninsula (from Filament) share a lot of similarities. They are both supernatural stories that are very gentle and delicately handled. They both have a quiet beauty that makes me think that if you like one, you'll like the other.
Even those that survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima couldn't escape its repercussions. Ten years after that fateful day, blast survivors still struggle with lingering radiation exposure and squalid living conditions. During this time, Minami Hirano ignores her worsening physical condition and tries to live her life as best she can, despite being haunted by what she saw and how she reacted during the event. Then, fifty years in the future, the city has been rebuilt and the radiation has subsided, but the ghost of the tragedy still looms in the minds of those that were left behind.