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Mushishi (蟲師?) is a manga series written and illustrated by Yuki Urushibara, published in Kodansha's Afternoon magazine from 1999 to August 2008.

The manga was adapted into an anime television series in 2005. The Artland production was directed by Hiroshi Nagahama. A live-action feature film adaptation, directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, premiered on March 242007.

The Mushishi manga won an Excellence Prize at the 2003 Japan Media Arts Festival and the 2006 Kodansha Manga Award

The story features ubiquitous creatures called Mushi that often display supernatural powers. Mushi are described as beings in touch with the essence of life, far more basic and pure than normal living things. Due to their ephemeral nature most humans are incapable of perceiving Mushi and are oblivious to their existence, but there are a few who possess the ability to see and interact with Mushi. The Mushi depicted in the anime look very similar to floaters.

One such person is Ginko (ギンコ?), the main character of the series. He employs himself as a Mushi master (蟲師 mushi-shi?), traveling from place to place to research Mushi and aid people suffering from problems caused by them. The series is an episodic anthology in which the only common elements among episodes are Ginko and the various types of Mushi. There is no over-arching plotline. ( source wikipedia )

There is also an Anime series.


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Mushishi( 蟲師 ) is a Japanese Manga and Anime series created by Yuki Urushibara.The Manga won an Excellence price at the Japan media arts festival in 2003 and Kodansha Manga Award in 2006.  The main character of this series is called Ginko who is a Mushi-Master.Now what are Mushi ?In the Manga they are described as creatures who are somewhat between this world and the spiritual world, they are close to the life force itself and cannot be perceived by ordinary humans you need a …
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