Mushishi is a unique and beautiful anime which is worthy of being considered a masterpiece. It leaves a sense of calmness and a bittersweet taste at the end of every episode. The anime isn’t about finding a solution to a problem. It’s about merely observing these supernatural beings called Mushi that co-exist with humans. It has a combination of mysticism with traditional Japanese folklore set in the backdrop.
Mushishi is slow and episodic anime, which isn’t a bad thing as it fills the hole created by lots of other shows. It’s not something you can binge-watch. It requires patience and willingness to allow the anime to flow according to its pacing. You don’t have to force yourself to absorb everything when watching Mushishi. Just relax and lets it’s animation and music drown you into the dreamy world filled with Mushi.
If you are planning to watch Mushishi, then watch it according to this order:
- Mushishi: Hihamukage
- Mushishi Zoku Shou
- Mushishi Zoku Shou: Odoro no Michi
- Mushishi Zoku Shou 2nd Season
- Mushishi Zoku Shou: Suzu no Shizuku
While Mushishi has several seasons but due to its episodic nature, you can also view the series out of order although it’s not recommended to skip anything. If you decide to skip, then it can get a little confusing as each episode requires some background information from previous episodes.
Mushishi is a supernatural slice-of-life anime series directed by Hiroshi Nagahama and produced by studio Artland. The anime is an adaptation of an award-winning manga by Yuki Urushibara.
Synopsis: Mushi is supernatural beings that exist without any purpose. They come in different shapes and forms with its physical nature sometimes able to mimic plants, diseases and occasionally natural phenomenon. Due to their ethereal nature, most humans are incapable of seeing them. Mushi is harmless creatures as they are free from the shackles of being good or evil. But sometimes humans can interact with Mushi without even knowing and cause problems.
Ginko is a wandering Mushi Master who travels from place to place to help humans who are having issues related to Mushi. The series follows Ginko on his journey in the vibrant world of Mushishi.