Thursday, February 23, 2006
I started watching a new anime today, itís called Mushishi. Itís amazing. It is hands down the best anime of this season.
Mushishi or Mushi-shi (蟲師) is a historical fantasy anime and manga series. The original manga was drawn by Yuki Urushibara. The first episode of the anime series aired on October 22, 2005. The number of total episodes has not been confirmed yet, but 26 is the best guess. The story centres around creatures called Mushi which often display seemingly super-natural powers. Mushi are described as being closer to the essence of life but also beyond the lowly and grotesque creatures we are accustomed to. Due to their nature most humans are incapable of perceiving them and are completely oblivious to their existence. There are few humans who possess ability to see and interact with Mushi but those who do will often have frequent encounters with them. One of these few is Ginko the main character of the series who employs himself as a Mushi-shi (Mushi catcher) traveling from place to place in order to further research Mushi or aid those suffering from problems caused by Mushi. The series can be thought of as a sort of anthology where the only common elements between episodes are Ginko, the main character, and Mushi in general. There is no over-arching main plotline.
Itís great, I love itÖ I didnít right that stuff about though because Iím lazy.
Still dragon questingÖ
Oh, I would also like to say that itís warm a sunny hereÖ