Anime Review: Mushishi


“Mushi”: the most basic forms of life in the world. They exist without any goals or purposes aside from simply “being.” They are beyond the shackles of the words “good” and “evil”. Mushi can exist in countless forms and are capable of mimicking things from the natural world such as plants, diseases, and even phenomena like rainbows.

This is, however, just a vague definition of these entities that inhabit the vibrant world of Mushishi, as to even call them a form of life would be an oversimplification. Detailed information on Mushi is scarce because the majority of humans are unaware of their existence.

So what are Mushi and why do they exist? This is the question that a “Mushi-shi”, Ginko, ponders constantly. Mushi-shi are those who research Mushi in hopes of understanding their place in the world’s hierarchy of life.

Ginko relentlessly chases rumors of occurrences that could be tied to Mushi, all for the sake of finding an answer.

It could, after all, lead to the meaning of life itself… [Written by MAL Rewrite]

General information:

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 23, 2005 to Jun 19, 2006
Genres: Adventure, Mystery, Fantasy, Supernatural
Duration: 25 min. per episode


I love the idea behind Mushi-shi. I so regret not watching this anime earlier. Its very inspiring. I also find it refreshing. Its far from all those action/ violence anime. This anime is so serene and calming. Also Learning about Mushi, you would almost believe their existence. So I believe That this anime is truly amazing. Plus I love the animation, the colors, and the sound track. I strongly recommend this anime. If don’t watch it, then your missing a lot. I’m out of words to describe its awesomeness.

Overall Rate: 10/10

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