Well, Choosing a best show over the too many choices this year is something I really dread about. And obviously my top anime this year is definitely Mushishi.
Mushishi has a wide variety of episodes that will leave you at awe. And It was the best sequel this year (Sorry folks, It’s not Love Live!).
Here are my other top choices based on what they are:
Best old show I watched this year: Mushishi (Mononoke is the Runner up)
Best Slice-of-life this year – I don’t understand what my husband is saying (Barakamon is the runner up)
Best Idol them show – Futsuu no Joshikousei ga [Locodol] Yatte Mita. (Love Live! Season 2 is the runner up)
Best odd show this season – Ore, Twintail ni narimasu (Kanojo ga flag o Oraretara is the runner up)
Best Short this year – I don’t understand what my husband is saying (Puchimas!! petit petit Idolm@ster is the Runner up)
Best Finisher this year – Space Dandy (Magimoji Rurumo & Futsuu no Joshikousei ga [Locodol] Yatte Mita are the runner up)
Craziest Plot twist of the year – ‘The world is the matrix’ or when Hatate Souta discovers that the world he lives in is not the real world – Kanojo ga flag o Oraretara and ‘the outside world is the matrix’ or when Tougo discovers that the their place is the world is protected by a universe-sized force field and the Vertex is the one who almost destroyed the universe – Yuuki Yuuna de Yuusha de Aru. (Dandy retains his memory during his warps when warps are not real – Space Dandy is a runner up.)
Best group of the year – The Night Raid in Akame ga Kill (Try Fighters in Gundam Build Figthers Try)
Best ‘bad show’ – The Irregular at the Magic High (SAO is the runner up)
Some shows might have been ignored by the common masses like us. But, there was once a show that it made it’s way through it all. And then there was Mushishi.
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.