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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.
Another calm, down-to-earth manga about the interaction between humans and supernatural entities/youkai. Though Mushishi has a more episodic format, and Nonnonba is firmly rooted in actual Japanese history (1930s), both are pretty mellow, and have quaint rural settings.
Black-clad, bespectacled Kuro wanders the land with nothing but a large coffin and bat named Sen at her side. During her travels Kuro finds Nijuku and Sanju, two abandoned experiments of a long-gone professor, and takes them along on her journey. Together, they move from place to place, experiencing the joys and hardships of life along the way - for the townspeople always tend to think Kuro is a witch, has bad intentions, or worse…