History Manga / MushiShi

2nd Aug '17 5:57:29 PM nombretomado
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* TheFairFolk[=/=]FantasticFlora: ''Mushi'' are pretty much the XMeetsY of these two tropes. Sometimes with FesteringFungus thrown in.

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* TheFairFolk[=/=]FantasticFlora: ''Mushi'' are pretty much the XMeetsY JustForFun/XMeetsY of these two tropes. Sometimes with FesteringFungus thrown in.
28th Jul '17 11:18:51 PM AbsoulHero
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''Mushishi'' is a manga that ran for nine years, ending in 2008. It was adapted into an anime that ran for 26 episodes, ending in mid-2006. 2014 saw a TV special and a sequel series, ''Mushishi Zoku-shou'', which began airing in the spring 2014 anime season, running for an additional 10 episodes. An animated film was released the following year. Most episodes are stand-alone stories, though a few interconnect with other episodes in an oblique manner.

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''Mushishi'' is a manga that ran for nine years, ending in 2008. It was adapted into an anime that ran for 26 episodes, ending in mid-2006. 2014 saw a TV special and a sequel series, ''Mushishi Zoku-shou'', which began airing in the spring 2014 anime season, running for an additional 10 20 episodes. An animated film was released the following year. Most episodes are stand-alone stories, though a few interconnect with other episodes in an oblique manner.
28th Jul '17 5:37:46 PM AbsoulHero
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''Mushishi'' is a manga that ran for nine years, ending in 2008. It was adapted into an anime that ran for 26 episodes, ending in mid-2006. 2014 saw a TV special and a sequel series, ''Mushishi Zoku-shou'', which began airing in the spring 2014 anime season, running for an additional 20 episodes. An animated film was released the following year. Most episodes are stand-alone stories, though a few interconnect with other episodes in an oblique manner.

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''Mushishi'' is a manga that ran for nine years, ending in 2008. It was adapted into an anime that ran for 26 episodes, ending in mid-2006. 2014 saw a TV special and a sequel series, ''Mushishi Zoku-shou'', which began airing in the spring 2014 anime season, running for an additional 20 10 episodes. An animated film was released the following year. Most episodes are stand-alone stories, though a few interconnect with other episodes in an oblique manner.
27th Jul '17 10:47:20 PM _____________
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* VertigoEffect: Used in the episode "The Sleeping Mountain" when Ginko wakes up feeling that something is wrong.
14th Jun '17 10:13:46 PM ladubois
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**Some stories connect in ways that make it recommendable to watch them specifically before another (like "The Light of the Eyelid" and "One-Eyed Fish"), but this is hardly a necessity.
17th May '17 12:38:03 PM LongLiveHumour
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* KillAndReplace: This is the modus operandi of the Watahaki ''mushi'' - entering the womb of a pregnant woman and destroying her fetus in order to take its place.

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* KillAndReplace: This is the modus operandi of the Watahaki ''mushi'' - entering the womb of a pregnant woman and destroying her fetus in order to take its place. The Kuchinawa takes this several steps further by eating and replacing ''gods''.
23rd Jan '17 7:23:30 PM eowynjedi
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* AnachronismStew: WordOfGod states that the series takes place in a fictional period between the Edo and Meiji eras, in which outside technology has arrived, but Japan remains a closed country. Therefore some anachronisms exist, such as Ginko using scientific equipment far in advance of what was generally available at the time (like a wooden microscope), not to mention his very Western-style clothing.

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* AnachronismStew: AnachronismStew:
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WordOfGod states that the series takes place in a fictional period between the Edo and Meiji eras, in which outside technology has arrived, but Japan remains a closed country. Therefore some anachronisms exist, such as Ginko using scientific equipment far in advance of what was generally available at the time (like a wooden microscope), not to mention his very Western-style clothing.



** Teru the rainmaker. She makes the best of her condition by traveling to places stricken by drought and relieving them, but before she realized her condition the endless rain caused rot and sickness wherever she lived.



** In "The Depths of Winter," Ginko finds himself trapped alone on a mountain where winter mysteriously refuses to end even as neighboring mountains are visibly thawing.

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** In "The Depths of Winter," Ginko finds himself trapped alone on a mountain where winter mysteriously refuses to end even as neighboring mountains are visibly thawing. Even though he can see he's climbing down, he keeps going in circles because the mountain lord has sealed the area.



* IJustWantToBeNormal:
** Ginko, although he accepts the necessity of his wandering lifestyle, occasionally gets wistful for the idea of settling down and having a normal existence. He felt this more strongly when he was a boy and continually attracted disaster because of the ''mushi'' that hang around him.
** Teru, the girl who attracts rainstorms because of a mushi that's clinging to her, begs Ginko for a solution because she's sick of having to move all the time.



* MagicalUnderpinningsOfReality

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* MagicalUnderpinningsOfRealityMagicalUnderpinningsOfReality: A lot of strange everyday happenings are actually caused by ''mushi''.



* TheMentor: Suguro, a mushishi who finds the young Ginko after he was abandoned by another mushishi who used him to drum up business. Suguro deplores such methods, explains some of Ginko's questions and begins teaching him how to become a good mushishi himself (including how to make the special cigarettes to repel ''mushi''). And although he sends Ginko away after a terrible mistake, he does tell the boy that there must be a place for him in the world and not to give up hope of finding it.



* PeekABangs: Ginko's haircut covers one eye. [[spoiler:Or rather, the empty socket.]]

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* PeekABangs: Ginko's PeekABangs:
**Ginko's
haircut covers one eye. [[spoiler:Or rather, the empty socket.]]



* QuicksandSucks: Ginko's troubles in "Depths of Winter" reach a nadir when he finds the mountain lord and it summons a bunch of wind ''mushi'' to knock him into a swamp that rapidly pulls him down. Once at the bottom he realizes he can still breathe. [[spoiler:All of the animals of the mountain are hibernating in there too; the mountain lord is keeping them safe until it has enough kouki to recover--once it spits him out, Ginko realizes it basically mugged him for his own supply.]]



* TearsOfBlood: A variant occurs in "Valley of the Welling Tide," in which a woman cries tears of ''milk'' just before her ''mushi''-induced death.

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* TearsOfBlood: TearsOfBlood:
** Young Ginko bleeds from his ''mushi-''occupied eye socket when he tries to cross the light river.
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A variant occurs in "Valley of the Welling Tide," in which a woman cries tears of ''milk'' just before her ''mushi''-induced death.


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* ThisIsUnforgivable: Suguro, the benevolent mushishi who takes in young Ginko for a brief time, calmly tells him to leave because [[spoiler:he can't forgive Ginko for accidentally breaking the egg of the new mountain lord]].
7th Nov '16 5:56:02 PM LadyYuki
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* CityOfCanals: Ginko visits a village like this in "Hidden Cove".
5th Sep '16 12:28:45 PM Morgenthaler
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* DejaVu: One chapter involves Ginko meeting a man who is lured by a mushi, that causes him go through a GroundhogDayLoop over and over. The result being the man is constantly having a lingering feeling of deja vu, but since the loop begins at his childhood he doesn't remember what is causing it.
18th Aug '16 8:28:37 AM fruitstripegum
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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Apart from Ginko, most other ''mushishi'' are shown to prefer killing ''mushi''. Even Ginko will kill a ''mushi'' if it is endangering someone's life, but he prefers not to.



* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Apart from Ginko, most other ''mushishi'' are shown to prefer killing ''mushi''. Even Ginko will kill a ''mushi'' if it is endangering someone's life, but he prefers not to.
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