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Mushi-Shi 2005

  • 2014-12-20T15:30:00Z
  • Tokyo MX
  • 2005-10-22T15:30:00Z
  • 25 mins
  • 19 hours, 10 mins
  • Japan
  • Japanese
  • Drama, Fantasy, Anime, Animation
They are neither plants nor animals. They differ from other forms of life such as the micro-organisms and the fungi. Instead they resemble the primeval body of life and are generally known as "Mushi". Their existence and appearance are unknown to many and only a limited number of humans are aware of them. Ginko is a "Mushi-shi" who travels around to investigate and find out more about the "Mushi". In the process, he also lends a helping hand to people who face problems with supernatural occurances which may be related to the "Mushi".

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just beautifully done ,beautiful soundtrack and self contained stories guys dont give up it must be in your must watch list

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Having finally finished my slow burn of this series all I can do is agree with other comments here. This series offers a sense of tranquillity when watching that I have rarely seen anywhere else. You just get absorbed into sometimes dreamlike atmosphere of it all. Each episode is somewhat self-contained and you really never know how it will end. Some end on a happy note, some on a sorrowful one, some are more ambiguous or bitersweet.

The message throughout is very much that Mushi are not malevolent or evil, they are just like forces of nature, and can be harmful or helpful to humans. Each story is more about how people deal with these things, with Ginko travelling around and helping where he can.

With a second season just around the corner all I can really do is repeat other people's recommendations - if you haven't already, watch this series.

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Holy shit man, a new season?? After all these years?? SWEET!!

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