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[[WMG:Ginko is actually [[OnePiece Sanji]] in another life.]]

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[[WMG:Ginko is actually [[OnePiece [[Manga/OnePiece Sanji]] in another life.]]


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** Several apparitions Koyomi encounters are...''remarkably'' similar to mushi Ginko has seen or dealt with. In ''Onimonogatari'', the "darkness" appears to be a Tokoyami, [[spoiler:the mushi that took Ginko's eye and memories. Additionally, Tokoyami are noted to feed on other mushi. The darkness was attempting to consume Mayoi, who is also an apparition.]] The main difference between these two is that the darkness [[spoiler:eats apparitions for not doing their jobs]] while the Tokoyami eats mushi at random. Still, that's a remarkable similarity for two unrelated works.
** It gets better. A large white, red-eyed snake called the Kuchinawa appears in both episode 11 of ''Mushishi'' and ''Otorimonogatari'', looking the exact same down to the name and everything. The same mushi that [[spoiler:killed Mujika]] could even be the same that [[spoiler:turned Nadeko into a god. Or did she even become a god? The Kuchinawa kills mountain masters, so it might have just made her the master of the area in which Shirahebi-kita shrine is located. Considering all the weird happenings in that location, it's not too unreasonable to assume a vein of Koki flows through the shrine.]]
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[[WMG: Ginko's birth name is Yoki [[LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}} Araragi]], and mushi are apparitions.]]
Although Ginko's DaysAreNumbered and he can't have children, he seems to be a WeirdnessMagnet and has the PeekABangs just like a certain half-vampire many years later. Since both also have similar "help other people out" mentalities and deal with similar creatures, perhaps Koyomi is his great-great-great-nephew or something like that. It is concievable that mushi could be apparitions; apparitions work on ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve and most of the people Ginko encounters are uneducated peasants. If a person who can help them with illness tells them something, they will most likely believe it. Mushi knowledge seems to be passed down through generations so the idea of "mushi" was probably not an intentional deception but perhaps someone overhearing something from Western science such as bacteria, not understanding it, and twisting it. It also makes sense that after Japan opened to Western culture again and said misunderstandings were probably cleared up, mushi ceased to be tangible organisms and became supernatural again.


* The clothing looks pretty 19th century to me. Look at [[http://longstreet.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83542d51e69e2017ee4416efd970d-pi this guy]]. Granted it's American and he's got suspenders, but that's the sort of clothing they'd have had available. This simple sort of clothing is fairly consistent in appearance through late and post-19th century history.

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* The clothing looks pretty 19th century to me. Look at [[http://longstreet.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83542d51e69e2017ee4416efd970d-pi this guy]]. Granted it's American and he's got suspenders, but that's the sort of clothing they'd have had available. This simple sort of clothing is fairly consistent in appearance through late and post-19th century history. Not everyone wore double-breasted coats, bow ties and top-hats.


* The clothing looks pretty 19th century to me. Look at [[http://longstreet.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83542d51e69e2017ee4416efd970d-pi this guy]]. Granted it's American and he's got suspenders, but that's the sort of clothing they'd have had available. This simple sort of clothing is fairly consistent in appearance through late and post-19th century history.



* [[FanonDiscontinuity However, the jossing doesn't make it any less of a cool interpretation.]] I mean, it ''explains'' a lot about the world of ''Mushishi'', not just Ginko's appearance. For instance, perhaps the Mushi aren't natural organisms but genetically engineered lifeforms GoneHorriblyRight, a'la ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind''.

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* [[FanonDiscontinuity However, the jossing doesn't make it any less of a cool interpretation.]] I mean, it ''explains'' a lot about the world of ''Mushishi'', not just Ginko's appearance. For instance, perhaps the Mushi aren't natural organisms but genetically engineered lifeforms GoneHorriblyRight, a'la ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind''.
''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind''.



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* He ''does'' possess said longcoat. See [[https://animecommentary.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/mushishi-wall-mushi-shi-16650576-1600-1200.jpg here]].

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** I would have to agree with you. He seems to be successful far too often for it to simply be a drug-induced fluke. Additionally, Ginko occasionally encounters other non-smoking individuals capable of seeing Mushi as well as people who believe in the existence of Mushi even though they can't see them, so he could easily be high the whole time, but I don't think that's why he sees Mushi.

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**Really? I heard that she said the series was set in the transitional period between Edo and Meiji. Since Japan was only partially Westernised at this point in time, the combination of modern and traditional clothing actually makes historical sense.


* [[FanonDiscontinuity However, the jossing doesn't make it any less of a cool interpretation.]] I mean, it ''explains'' a lot about the world of ''Mushishi'', not just Ginko's appearance. For instance, perhaps the Mushi aren't natural organisms but genetically engineered lifeforms GoneHorriblyRight, a'la NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind.

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* [[FanonDiscontinuity However, the jossing doesn't make it any less of a cool interpretation.]] I mean, it ''explains'' a lot about the world of ''Mushishi'', not just Ginko's appearance. For instance, perhaps the Mushi aren't natural organisms but genetically engineered lifeforms GoneHorriblyRight, a'la NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind.''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind''.


* [[FanonDiscontinuity However, the jossing doesn't make it any less of a cool interpretation.]] I mean, it ''explains'' a lot about the world of {{Mushishi}}, not just Ginko's appearance. For instance, perhaps the Mushi aren't natural organisms but genetically engineered lifeforms GoneHorriblyRight, a'la NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind.

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* [[FanonDiscontinuity However, the jossing doesn't make it any less of a cool interpretation.]] I mean, it ''explains'' a lot about the world of {{Mushishi}}, ''Mushishi'', not just Ginko's appearance. For instance, perhaps the Mushi aren't natural organisms but genetically engineered lifeforms GoneHorriblyRight, a'la NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind.


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* Ginko attracts Mushi; he could be the reason the one city has a Mushi problem to begin with.


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[[WMG: The Reason noone cares about Ginko's strange clothes, or pale looks, or glass eye, is that he's a Mushishi]]
I mean really, just like you wouldn't expect a wizard to look like a normal person (AT THE LEAST they need a BadassLongcoat...)), Mushishi commune with the strange and invisible and always introduces himself as a Mushishi. If he looked normal, people would feel they weren't getting their money's worth.

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* The mushi might be real, and he could be high out of neccessity: who knows what herbs you need to put together to make mushi-binding smoke?

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