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They exist in the most unexpected placesóbe it within your eyes and ears, under the floor and roof of your house, or in the trees and flowers in your garden. They are everywhere and yet nowhere at the same time. Are they alive or not? Perhaps it is more apt to say they are beings who transcend the concept of life and death itself... They are mushi.
Some wreak havoc in the lives of humans; others bring them deliverance from suffering. Mushi are neither good, nor evil: for just like any other creature, they are merely striving to survive in this harsh, competitive world. Ginko, a lone wanderer with a reclusive personality, offers help and guidance to those plagued by mushi. This is the tale of his travels and exploits in a wondrous world populated by these mysterious entities, that not everyone can see.
Note: Was awarded an Excellence Prize for manga at the 7th Japan Media Arts Festival in 2003, won the Kodansha Manga Award for general manga in 2006 and was placed in 9th on Japan's Agency for Cultural Affairs's list of best manga. The anime adaptation further won grand prizes in the categories of television series and best art direction (for Takashi Waki) at the 5th Tokyo Anime Award competition held at the Tokyo International Anime Fair in 2006.
Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Tankobon - Complete)
10 Volumes (Aizoban - Complete)
Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 6, Chap 1
Average: 9 / 10.0 (687 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.89
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June 27th 2015, 3:03am PST
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Licensed (in English)
(8 Volumes - Complete)
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