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|Mushi-shi Vol 6|
Genres: Anime & Manga, Animation
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Absolutely beautiful !
Louise Logan | united kingdom | 05/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"by Louise Logan United kingdom
i finally completed mushi-shi and i must say i've really enjoyed the series from begining to end it was such a beautiful anime the background and music was breath takeing i couldnt help but being engrossed watching it.
the main character of the show is Ginko who is a mushi-shi master he's a rare person who attracts mushi everywhere he's constantly wanders researing different kind of mushi and helping people that are dealing with mushi. Ginko carries a mysterious wooden box wherever he gose. the box contains souvenirs old letters medicine details of most of its contents remain enigma.
Ginko has a strange apearance with his unusual white hair and green eye colour are the result of an incident involving mushi that happend when he was a child. as a result of this wherever Ginko vist where people have mushi problmes once he cures them he move on he cant stay in one place to long becuase he could attact other mushi plus Ginko smokes constnlty in order to repel the mushi which are endlessly drawn to him.
episode 20 that i really like it was abouta women called TANYU KARIBUSA she the forth-generation scrible of Karibusa family. she bears the mark of generation, cursed to drown in a sea of written characters. The forbidden sealed away withen her body mushi masters come to vist her and tell her mushi-shi stories which she writes and stores away in scrolls hidden away in a serect room which the mushi-shi cant escape there a women who is a mushi-shi master to the karbusa family she has watched and taken care of Tanyu Karibusa since her birth.
Ginko cames and vist Tanyu Karibusa to tell her mushi-shi stories plus to read the scrolls that contain mushi-shi stories and she ask him when her leg gets better that she can walk on it she would like to travel with thats unless by that time she dies of old age.... Ginko said he would like her to travel with some day if not he dosent die of old age or is killed by a mushi-shi. i like that episode.
episode 21 which i found creepy is about a women called AKI who is a mother that gives birth to child who was born with abnormal figure which hides under the house then six weeks later her and her hasband find a baby under the house she knows its her own son she grows up to what they see as a normal healthy boy but delvopes a green disease they write to Ginko for help but when he arrives he cant help their son and have no choice but to kill him. Then more of the strange Childern start to appaer and delveople very quicky that they can talk and they aslo learn very quickly each one of the developeing the same green disease has the first child AKI hasband writes to Ginko and tells him and he returns to kill them but the childern becuse there dangerous end up burning the hole house so that Ginko cant kill them. The Reason that i found this epsiode creepy was because the childen where crossed eyed.
overall i enjoyed watching the hole series and the box set is beautiful and each vol comes with a lovely book and post cards i recomend Mushi-shi you get extra features on Vol 6 of Mushi-shi proudction site tour which is in japanese but with english subtitles alot of work was put into doing Mushi-shi also a actor/ director commentary also the last epsiode you get to see Ginko as a young boy, i hope there's going to a sequel of Mushi-shi i would like to see more of Ginko finding more Mushi-shi.
Mushi-Shi is extraordinary!
C. Harris | New York, NY USA | 04/11/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've been seriously watching anime for a couple years now, and of all the series I have watched, this one has been the most gratifying of all. Its tone is almost zen-like, the animation and artwork are beautiful, the episodes are fascinating and disturbing, and I found that as I finished each DVD, I felt uplifted and simply happy to be alive. The series centers around a man who travels Japan helping people who have "mushi trouble". Mushi are defined as the essence of life itself, which is neutral, but which can cause people all sorts of problems in various situations. Ginko, the main character, seeks to help people and mushi to co-exist peacefully wherever possible. Because the series is episodic in nature, we only slowly learn about the hero, his past, and his personality. The care which the producers put into this series is apparent in each story. I highly recommend this series."