Fuji Television Premiered Oct 21, 2005 Between Seasons


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  • It is the first anime I have ever seen that has even come close to being within the league of the dreamlike creativity of legend Hayao Miyazaki's work.

    Mushishi is definitely the most imaginative and completely original anime I have ever seen, besides Miyazaki's films of course. I keep comparing Mushishi to Miyazaki's work because it's very much like something Hayao Miyazaki might create. Mushishi has gorgeous animation, breath taking music, and a mindboggling storyline that's unlike anything you've ever seen. It's certainly not your normal anime. It's very different in a refreshing kind of way. It's very interesting and makes you think about things in a differnt way that most anime does not accomplish with their action and violence. Ginko the main character of the story, he is extremely logical and a very likable character and is what they call a Mushi Master. Because of what he is he attracts mushi if he stays in the same area for too long. So he never stays anywhere for much time. He travels about the land studying and learning as much as he can about mushi while at the same time helps anyone who is having mushi related problems. What is a mushi you ask? It's kind of hard to understand but they are basically the purest most basic forms of life there are. They can cause illness, disasters, magical phenomina, and even take on human form. Most all of them are harmless but some are deadly if the proper cure for the problem is not known. Ginko helps and changes the lives of many people on his journeys and by the end of the show you really come to always trust that what he's doing is right. He's really a great character. Ginko is voiced by Travis Willingham who is phenominal and does a wonderful job as the part. Each episode is like it's own individual story, each one is about different scenerios that occur along his journey, after every one it feels almost like you just watched a good movie. There's a tiny bit of comedy but there really is not much action or romance or anything like that but this anime is living proof that shows dont have to have a popular genre to make them completely interesting and great to watch. It really is just a beautiful series that has a lot of things going for it. I highly suggest it if you're looking for something out of the ordinary.