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* TwinThemeNaming: Some sibling pairs will engage in this. '''Shi'''nobu and '''Shi'''geru from "The Mud Weeds" and '''Hi'''yori and '''Hi'''nata from "The Shadow That Devours the Sun" are two of many examples.

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* TwinThemeNaming: ThemeTwinNaming: Some sibling pairs will engage in this. '''Shi'''nobu and '''Shi'''geru from "The Mud Weeds" and '''Hi'''yori and '''Hi'''nata from "The Shadow That Devours the Sun" are two of many examples.


** [[spoiler:The unfortunate couple who had to watch their Hitotake "children" burn down their house to get rid of all traces of the ''mushi'' were told by Ginko that a ball of mud was its "core", and that they could probably get the "children" back if they wait for it to open up in a few decades. In reality, after destroying the source of the Hitotake and vestiges would likely die in a day; the couple had already been through so much (including the wife previously being divorced for being barren and then three years of dealing with the "children" rapidly growing and then dying) that telling them wouldn't do them any good.]]

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** [[spoiler:The unfortunate couple who had to watch their Hitotake "children" burn down their house to get rid of all traces of the ''mushi'' were told by Ginko that a ball of mud was its "core", and that they could probably get the "children" back if they wait for it to open up in a few decades. In reality, after destroying the source of the Hitotake Hitotake, it and its vestiges would likely die in a day; the couple had already been through so much (including the wife previously being divorced for being barren and then three years of dealing with the "children" rapidly growing and then dying) that telling them this wouldn't do them any good.]]


* BookEnds: The manga begins and ends with a chapter involving the 'Ring of Light'. "The Green Gathering" involves an unlucky girl who becomes a mushi after consuming kouki from the Light Circle, and "The Drops of Bells" involves another young girl ''submitting'' to the Light Circle and [[spoiler:sacrificing her mortal life to save Ginko and become a part of the ofie essence.]]

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* BookEnds: The manga begins and ends with a chapter involving the 'Ring of Light'. "The Green Gathering" involves an unlucky girl who becomes a mushi after consuming kouki from the Light Circle, and "The Drops of Bells" involves another young girl ''submitting'' to the Light Circle and [[spoiler:sacrificing her mortal life to save Ginko and become a part of the ofie life essence.]]


* BookEnds: The manga begins and ends with a chapter involving the "Ring of Light". "The Green Gathering" involves an unlucky girl who becomes a mushi after consuming kouki from the Light Circle, and in "The Drops of Bells" involves another young girl ''submitting'' to the Light Circle and [[spoiler:sacrificing her mortal life to save Ginko and become a part of the ofie essence.]]

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* BookEnds: The manga begins and ends with a chapter involving the "Ring 'Ring of Light". Light'. "The Green Gathering" involves an unlucky girl who becomes a mushi after consuming kouki from the Light Circle, and in "The Drops of Bells" involves another young girl ''submitting'' to the Light Circle and [[spoiler:sacrificing her mortal life to save Ginko and become a part of the ofie essence.]]


* BirthDeathJuxtaposition: "The Drops of Bells" reveals that the announcement of a new Mountain Lord (marked by beautiful bell-like ringing and a special fruit being produced from vines) also comes with the immediate daeth of the previous Lord. [[spoiler:When Kaya gives up her mortal life, the vines finally bear fruit, and while the audience doesn't see the new Lord the manga makes it perfectly clear that the new Lord has been born.]]

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* BirthDeathJuxtaposition: "The Drops of Bells" reveals that the announcement of a new Mountain Lord (marked by beautiful bell-like ringing and a special fruit being produced from vines) also comes with the immediate daeth death of the previous Lord. [[spoiler:When Kaya gives up her mortal life, the vines finally bear fruit, and while the audience doesn't see the new Lord the manga makes it perfectly clear that the new Lord has been born.]]


The series was born from two short story comics Urushibaya wrote under the pen name Soyogo Shima: "Banquet on the Rooftop" and "Azure Music". These stories were collected into the 1997 compilation ''Bioluminescence'' and its edited 2004 release ''Filament''.

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The series was born from two short story comics Urushibaya wrote under the pen name Soyogo Shima: "Banquet on the Rooftop" and "Azure Music". These stories were collected into the 1997 compilation ''Bioluminescence'' and its edited 2004 release re-release ''Filament''.

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* TwinThemeNaming: Some sibling pairs will engage in this. '''Shi'''nobu and '''Shi'''geru from "The Mud Weeds" and '''Hi'''yori and '''Hi'''nata from "The Shadow That Devours the Sun" are two of many examples.

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* DarkSecret:[[spoiler:One mushishi family made it their life's work to take their heirs without the ability to see ''mushi'' and give them the artificial ability to look at them by playing God--essentially, making a kouki-born dragon like mushi and emptying out the soul of the heir to make them its host.]]


''Mushishi'' is a {{seinen}} {{manga}} that ran from 1999 to 2008 in ''Monthly Afternoon''. It was adapted into an {{anime}} that ran for 26 episodes, ending in mid-2006. The spring 2014 anime season saw a sequel series, ''Mushishi Zoku-shou'', running for an additional 20 episodes. Three [=OVAs=] were also made: two in 2014 and one in 2015[[note]]The final one, "Suzu no Shizuku", is technically classified as a movie as it had a theatrical run, however it looks no different than any other episode[[/note]]. Most episodes are stand-alone stories, though a few interconnect with other episodes in an oblique manner.

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''Mushishi'' is a {{seinen}} {{manga}} that ran from 1999 to 2008 in ''Monthly Afternoon''.Afternoon'' by Yuki Urushibaya. It was adapted into an {{anime}} that ran for 26 episodes, ending in mid-2006. The spring 2014 anime season saw a sequel series, ''Mushishi Zoku-shou'', running for an additional 20 episodes. Three [=OVAs=] were also made: two in 2014 and one in 2015[[note]]The final one, "Suzu no Shizuku", is technically classified as a movie as it had a theatrical run, however it looks no different than any other episode[[/note]]. Most episodes are stand-alone stories, though a few interconnect with other episodes in an oblique manner.

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* BirthDeathJuxtaposition: "The Drops of Bells" reveals that the announcement of a new Mountain Lord (marked by beautiful bell-like ringing and a special fruit being produced from vines) also comes with the immediate daeth of the previous Lord. [[spoiler:When Kaya gives up her mortal life, the vines finally bear fruit, and while the audience doesn't see the new Lord the manga makes it perfectly clear that the new Lord has been born.]]

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The series was born from two short story comics Urushibaya wrote under the pen name Soyogo Shima: "Banquet on the Rooftop" and "Azure Music". These stories were collected into the 1997 compilation ''Bioluminescence'' and its edited 2004 release ''Filament''.


* IllGirl: In "Hidden Cove" a girl named Yura has had heart trouble since she was very young. She's also developed a kind of {{telepathy}}, thanks to the influence of that episode's ''mushi'', and uses this power to connect with her former caretaker, Sumi, the only person she trusts to help her through her pain.

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* IllGirl: In "Hidden Cove" "The Hidden Channel", a girl named Yura has had heart trouble since she was very young. She's also developed a kind of {{telepathy}}, thanks to the influence of that episode's ''mushi'', and uses this power to connect with her former caretaker, Sumi, the only person she trusts to help her through her pain.


* ArtInitiatesLife: Shinra, the boy from "The Green Seat", has this power, but only when using his left hand.

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* ArtInitiatesLife: Shinra, the boy from "The Green Seat", Gathering", has this power, but only when using his left hand.


* BookEnds: The manga begins and ends with a chapter involving the "Ring of Light". "The Green Gathering" involves an unlucky girl who becomes a mushi after consuming kouki from the LIght Circle, and in "The Drops of Bells" involves another young girl ''submitting'' to the Light Circle and [[spoiler:sacrificing her mortal life to save Ginko and become a part of the ofie essence.]]

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* BookEnds: The manga begins and ends with a chapter involving the "Ring of Light". "The Green Gathering" involves an unlucky girl who becomes a mushi after consuming kouki from the LIght Light Circle, and in "The Drops of Bells" involves another young girl ''submitting'' to the Light Circle and [[spoiler:sacrificing her mortal life to save Ginko and become a part of the ofie essence.]]


* BookEnds: The manga begins andends with a chapter involving the "Ring of Light". "The Green Gathering" involves an unlucky girl who becomes a mushi after consuming kouki from the LIght Circle, and in "The Drops of Bells" involves another young girl ''submitting'' to the Light Circle and [[spoiler:sacrificing her mortal life to save Ginko and become a part of the ofie essence.]]

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* BookEnds: The manga begins andends and ends with a chapter involving the "Ring of Light". "The Green Gathering" involves an unlucky girl who becomes a mushi after consuming kouki from the LIght Circle, and in "The Drops of Bells" involves another young girl ''submitting'' to the Light Circle and [[spoiler:sacrificing her mortal life to save Ginko and become a part of the ofie essence.]]

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