You know, with all the talk about mushishi in my blog, i still cant find a suitable way to best describe this outstanding anime nor categorise them in any of the major genres.
Ive watched a lot of animes in the past 4 years and have still numerous backlogs of anime series still waiting to be watched. But when mushishi came, at first i thought it was good in terms of the quality from all aspects. However, upon further analysis, this particular series just gives me the chills. There is no way i could describe it. Its spiritually enlightening, and even that is a gross understatement. Every episode is pure magic, meticulously done in great detail that sometimes you just wonder in awe.
There is no central plot. Every episode tells a different story. It doesnt have much action, nor is this an action anime. It’s calm, soothing and really touches on the human essence when it comes to storytelling. Imagine its morning and you are relaxing by a pond where the water is extremely calm breathing in the fresh morning mist. Everytime i finish an episode, that is what i feel, not just a cool breath of fresh air, but the whole atmosphere of calm and serenity that i experienced. It got me thinking real deep about what i have just watched. Its an amazing rollercoaster of emotions and feelings that i dont get most animes that i have watched.
Just listen to the soundtrack and you would immediately be mesmerized. Ive posted a couple of samples in which i think in my opinion, truly brings out the best in the series.
Here are the pictures that i promised the other time. Finally, its the set that i can be proud off and its a very good investment.