Alex: What..is life? Mushishi is an anime directed towards that question. Yes, Mushishi is an anime which questions the very fundamentals of life itself. If that doesn’t impress you, then you’re strange. (I’m kidding)
This anime says that a Mushi, a creature of god and of the earth, is one of the key factors of life. The majority of this series is spend following Ginko, a Mushi Master, as he seeks to unravel the truth behind them, as it could lead to the secrets of life itself.
Yep, this anime is an episodic one. It doesn’t have a divine conclusion or anything, but each episode is so groundbreaking and utterly amazing that you don’t really mind that it leaves you with a “life goes on” ending. This anime doesn’t know how to deliver a bad story. From finding the essence of illness to finding why rainbows are created, the mysteries of life get deconstructed in a brilliant chunk of atmosphere that you find yourself forgetting to breathe during the episodes.
To be honest, just hearing that should excite every single anime sense in your body.Mushishi consists of 26 episodes, with 26 stories. That’s 26 moments of pure art.The background, the music, and the atmosphere are done so perfectly that there’s nothing to nitpick this series over.
I may sound like a stupid fanboy, but Mushishi is perfect. Sure, sometimes it can’t live up to the dizzying heights it manages to take itself too, but when it remains at a constant high throughout, this is one of the defining anime of this generation. Watch it, love it, and pass it on to a friend to see. You won’t be disappointed.
Alex’s Score: 10 Meeps out of 10 (Masterpiece)
Mimi’s Score: 10 Meeps out of 10 (Masterpiece)