Some shows might have been ignored by the common masses like us (meh! who watches shows that has no themes of love, friendship, action, hardship and cool protagonists?). But, there was once a show that it made it’s way through it all. And then there was Mushishi.
Mushishi is a piece of diamond scattered in a pile of gems. It was watch by few of us and was only judged by few of us. It was certainly a great experience watching shows like this one of these days.
It’s a taste of tradition with a mixture of supernatural and Humanity in the balance. It is a journey of a man named Ginko who travels to help other people who knows and not knows what mushis are. But, not all stories tells about Ginko and his exploits. There are also stories where Ginko was only used as a way to help the other characters to be better. and there are episodes where Ginko just coincidentally meets with people who are troubled by the mushis.
Mushishi has no cute girls, has no fight scenes, has no stories of how great friendship can overcome destiny, has no heroes to salute to, has no idols to love, no great evil that will hamper the great good. Only stories of ordinary people who have been affected by the mushis and how Ginko tries to make them coexist with those creatures unkown to many.
It has stories of great struggle, stories of familial love, has stories which worth better than those cheesy love stories you might have watched, has stories of dark nature, and stories of how Ginko became a mushishi.
A word of advice. Watch Mushishi, you might find it good and might think it’s a masterpiece.