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Title(s): Mushishi
蟲師
กีฏจารย์กับอาถรรพ์แมลงพิสดาร
충사
Bug Master
Mushi-shi
Author(s): Urushibara Yuki
Artist(s): URUSHIBARA Yuki
Genres: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Historical, Mystery, Seinen, Slice of life, Supernatural
Start Date: 1999
Status: Completed
Summary:
They exist in the most unexpected places -- be it within your eyes and ears, under the floor and roof of your house, or the trees and flowers in your garden. They are everywhere and yet nowhere at the same time. Are they alive or not? Perhaps it is more apt to say they are beings who transcend the concept of life and death itself...

They are mushi.

Some wreak havoc in the lives of humans; while others bring them deliverance from suffering. Mushi are neither good, nor evil; for just like any other creature, they are merely striving to survive in this harsh, competitive world.

Ginko - a lone wanderer with a reclusive personality, offers help and guidance to those plagued by mushi. This is the tale of his travels and exploits in a wondrous world populated by these mysterious entities.

Mushishi won an Excellence Prize at the 2003 Japanese Media Arts Festival and the 2006 Kodansha Manga Award.
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Great Manga!
Written by riverrye on August 27, 2011 at 11:52 AM
Overall Rating
Excellent
Story: 5
Dialogue: 5
Animation: 5
Entertainment: 5
Mushishi is a manga that combines traditional Japanese culture and folklore into a realistic setting with mystical creatures called mushi that sublimally influences the humans and the natural world. Urushibara masterfully compliments the unique narrative with well-fitted drawings.
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