"Mushishi" is a pleasant anime/manga series that looks at the world unnoticed by normal human beings. Mushi are beings that are neither plants nor animals. Instead they resemble the primeval body of life having an ethereal-like, floater existence, some with supernatural powers. The story follows Ginko, known as a Mushi master, as he travels all around exploring the world of Mushi and providing a helping hand to those suffering from Mushi-related problems.

"Mushishi" is rather episodic rather than following a major plot. Nevertheless, it delivers a light and unique world that is unmatched by previous works. The animation quality is appropriate and the mood mixes between all seriousness and comedic elements. A live action movie, by no surprise, was produced in 2006 and directed by one of my favorite icons, Katsuhiro Otomo (known best for his work on "Akira").

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