A Look Back at Mushi-shi

If you’re a fan of supernatural series and you haven’t already picked up Mushi-shi, you really should. Finding really good supernatural tales, the stories that are really evocative of the otherworldly, where the supernatural is integral to the story and world rather than tacked-on, and the whole thing avoids feeling schlocky (as entertaining as that might be sometimes) is a challenge. It seems like most anime with supernatural themes don’t really make it; the supernatural stuff is just topping, slightly weird sprinkles tossed onto standard action or fanservice fare, and it often feels slapdash and cheap. Mushi-shi is one that really stands out. It’s just plain good—even if you’re not particularly into supernatural pieces, it’s something you should still check out.

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