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Feb 7, 2008 1:35 PM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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If she didn't come back at all, that probably would've been by my account the most tragic episode ever, although there are so many sad ones.

To be honest, I was expecting her to return but in a Jumanji "look I've aged" kind of way... I guess this works too ;D
 
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Feb 7, 2008 10:06 PM

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Lol I like how nobody responds to your threads...except this one.
 
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Feb 7, 2008 10:35 PM

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Why are there five options in the poll? There should only be one.


You know exactly what I mean.
 
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Feb 8, 2008 5:19 AM

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quitearush said:
Lol I like how nobody responds to your threads...except this one.


Yeah, but I figure few people write opening posts for near every episode in a series (especially one with no one else posting), so I guess I was kind of asking for it :P
 
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Feb 22, 2008 12:15 AM

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Very good episode.
So the older sister didn't age a day, and completely forgot everything (it seemed like it), but I'm glad she managed to reach home.

 
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Mar 14, 2008 11:33 AM

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great episode, but im not sure if i understand correctly:

the younger sister put a letter in multiple cocoons, hoping that the uro-san of that cocooon was connected to her sister, and therefore sending it to her?
 
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Arghh! I'm a bit confused. It was not said what time it is when Ito came back? Is her sister still alive and kicking? and still on the same age or in that time where Ginko guided him in the Uroan? Arghh! I think this episode is not complete. I just get the part about those kind of Mushis, but the story of the 2 sisters didn't make it to my understanding. Or am I just missing some thing? Can someone just answer the questions I have? LOL!

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quitearush said:
Lol I like how nobody responds to your threads...except this one.

So you LIKE it when nobody responds to someone's threads, eh?! LOL! What a weird liking! You're funny! LMAO
 
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Apr 28, 2008 6:54 PM

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the ending was nice, but i wanted to know how old aya was when ito returned home..
 
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Jun 18, 2008 7:43 AM

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the ending was nice, but i wanted to know how old aya was when ito returned home..

oh yeah fair point. i kinda assumed it was around the same time ginko showed aya the tunnels. but being mushi-shi and all it couldv'e been years later. sorry babykeiji im just as lost lol

another thing i liked about this episode was seeing how ginko knows where to go to see people about their mushi problems..when he said he had mail and looked up i was expecting to see a bird or something..the cocoon caught me off guard a bit lol

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Why are there five options in the poll? There should only be one.
You know exactly what I mean.

HAHA XD so true
 
Jun 24, 2008 7:43 PM

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Happy endings have been few and far between. It was nice to see this story end nicely. Even if Ito now has no memories of her sister or their childhood together.
 
Jul 30, 2008 4:55 PM

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Loved this episode though I'm still a bit confused on some parts as well.


 
Aug 19, 2008 4:17 AM

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Such a sad story. But a nice ending at least. Who's going to be the older sister now? :D
 
Aug 22, 2008 4:39 PM

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Awww that was sweet. ><.... They got to see each other again! =D.... But I wonder where the letter came from. I think it was from the cocoons that Aya put letters in right? I think ><



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Aug 31, 2008 5:00 PM

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this is absolutly one of my fave <3 so touching ;_; i cryied SO(???) A LOT


<i>Hiroshima, how beautiful it was</i>
 
Oct 6, 2008 3:12 PM

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I liked the the entire cocoon letter system and how the Mushi worked within it. I thought it was pretty cool.
 
Oct 26, 2008 7:46 PM

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I wonder if Aya still expected Ito's homecoming after she saw the Uro-Ana...well on the other thought..it have to be so...otherwise, the letter wouldn't arrive..? *takes a second look on the letter she's carrying* not affected by time or anything else...almost good as new...

conclusion: Aya never gave up hope AND is still alive as Ito returns...

btw would be nice to get your mail on this way =)
 
Jan 2, 2009 10:59 PM

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Great episode, as usual. I don't see how some people who responded to this thread didn't get the timeline of the story. The narrator specifically said "years later (after shown event), a girl came out of a cocoon" or something to that effect.
 
Feb 15, 2009 2:36 PM

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"You've got mail" was what a strange voice in my head said when I saw Ginko picking up his vibrating cocoon.
I was surprised that there were actually mushi with a practical use as well, although they don't lack danger, and that the mushishi seem to be using them frequently.
 
Mar 14, 2009 12:40 PM

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one of my favs
"...our faces marked by toil, by deceptions, by success, by love; our weary eyes looking still, looking always, looking anxiously for something out of life, that while it is expected is already gone – has passed unseen, in a sigh, in a flash – together with the youth, with the strength, with the romance of illusions.” - Joseph Conrad ('Youth')
 
Apr 9, 2009 9:57 PM

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Maybe since she was so young when she came out she was on "mushi time", so it wasn't so many years for her?
 
Jun 16, 2009 6:22 AM

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heh, every time i enter the discussion someone says "such a sad episode"

the cocoons were beautiful and -- oh -- so fragile and scaring
buti couldn't understand what's going on since Ginko and Aya went to the caves
 
Jul 24, 2009 3:50 PM

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That was an interesting episode.
 
Oct 2, 2009 9:46 AM

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This episode wasn't as sad as you all say, but still, story in itself is rather beautifull.
Ending was... Well, let's say full of hope.
 
Oct 13, 2009 5:38 AM

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aslkdh;f;s, 10000/5<3
 
Dec 19, 2009 2:02 PM

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must ve been awkward leaving the door open when u go use the washroom
 
Dec 29, 2009 1:34 PM

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Amazing ending, although I hoped to see the reaction of her sister...that would have made it even better.
 
Feb 19, 2010 6:30 PM

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I was always wondering how Ginko had people contact him.
 
Mar 30, 2010 5:05 AM

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God, that was incredible. One of my favourite episodes so far.
 
Apr 18, 2010 11:09 AM

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bit random good ep!
 
May 6, 2010 8:19 AM

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Wonder what would happen if you ate one of those?
 
May 18, 2010 12:22 PM

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so that's how the mushishi comunicate eh?
at last a happy ending :)

5/5
Sayonara,papa!


"Just how a mirror reflects you,people will also reflect your heart."
~Athena Glory,Aria

"Whatever happens,happens"
~Spike Spiegel's thoughts on dying(Cowboy Bebop)
 
May 29, 2010 9:24 PM

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Free_Candy said:
must ve been awkward leaving the door open when u go use the washroom


Exactly what I was thinking as well. ^^

Tbh I got a little confused with this ep, I think I might watch it again tomorrow. Either way it was a great ep, I really wanted to see the reaction of the sis!!
 
May 30, 2010 6:54 PM

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Hmmm I only understood the ending after reading this poll... Yay!! Niiiice.

But... since the girl had not aged, the letter didn't age with her... I hope Aya was alive when Ito went home... But, since she didn't remembered anything... It's sad anyway... Well, at least she's back ^^

 
May 31, 2010 8:07 PM

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The ending scene was awesome! The old woman so shocked haha
 
Jun 22, 2010 6:39 AM

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If it's that easy to get taken by the uro-san, and you're not supposed to ever close/open doors, why even have them in the first place? Or maybe just a front door for when you're away from the building for awhile. I found this mushi to be one of the most interesting so far though. Great reaction by the old woman at the end of the episode too.
 
Jul 16, 2010 2:21 PM

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You have to remember one day is a year in human time in comparison to mushi time. Good ending
 
Aug 12, 2010 8:21 AM

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Confused as well.

Eaten by a sheet carried by the wind while sleeping. That IS bad luck.
 
Aug 23, 2010 8:38 AM

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You have to remember one day is a year in human time in comparison to mushi time. Good ending

Not always true, it depends on the mushi's lifespan.

Think I missed something in the end. Did the girl end up in her childhood house or somewhere totaly random...? Anyhow I think it was a good ending. :)
 
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It could've turned into one of the most saddest episodes ever. But I loved how they did the ending...truly beautiful and hopeful if not perfect.

This ep really struck me.
 
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Factor said:
I liked the the entire cocoon letter system and how the Mushi worked within it. I thought it was pretty cool.


^This, I've been wondering how Ginko conveniently knew which places needed a Mushishi
 
Nov 13, 2010 1:52 AM

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So that's the concept of telegram using spiritual device. I enjoy it.
 
Jan 5, 2011 12:11 AM

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Fascinating and mysterious episode.

You could make an entire feature film with this concept alone!


 
Jan 5, 2011 11:13 PM

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The narrator says it was "a few years."

Real neat episode, was pretty tragic even with the somewhat "happy" ending. Even from the moment the kids were taken from their family it became a sad story.
 
Mar 13, 2011 8:47 AM

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I'm repeating this all over again but this is just so brilliant.

The Mushi mail system is really fascinating though it was something harmful.

The story of the girls was so tragic but the ending was unexpectedly funny due to the

old woman's reaction yet it gave of some sense of happiness and hope.

Once again, a life-fulfilling episode. :D
 
Apr 30, 2011 7:44 AM

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So I'm assuming Aya finally put the letter in the correct Uro-san's egg but I wonder how Ito appeared out of the secondary nest there if it was a newly harvested egg...
 
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TitanioVerde said:
Confused as well.

Eaten by a sheet carried by the wind while sleeping. That IS bad luck.


+1

 
Jun 3, 2011 10:20 AM

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One of the most beautiful episodes I’ve ever seen.

It was truly a remarkable and unexpected epilogue; the prospect of having another disheartening ending was almost assured, but it was set aside, made a wonderful, touching and hopeful finale. I’m torn between wanting to see Aya’s reaction, or staying as it is now, implied, leaving us with our faith and imagination.
I think, then procrastinate.
Therefore, I am.
 
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ashllee said:
katsup said:
the ending was nice, but i wanted to know how old aya was when ito returned home..

oh yeah fair point. i kinda assumed it was around the same time ginko showed aya the tunnels. but being mushi-shi and all it couldv'e been years later. sorry babykeiji im just as lost lol


Aya's age was mentioned I believe. If I can recall correctly Ginko said to her "It's been five years" so that would make her fifteen?

I was totally freaked out when Ito got taken away. It was like a horrific magic trick. The Ora(?) looked lke little baby sting rays. xP
 
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Those are some interesting mushi right there, and some dangerous ones to boot. Wouldn't want to see one of those in my room, eh?

Quite the sad episode, although, the ending was bitter sweet.
 
Sep 27, 2011 5:47 PM

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Re-watching Mushishi and gotta say this episode is just so powerful.

The girls were forced into a dangerous situation and then Aya had no one to blame but herself, and no one to comfort her.

Perfect show for a nice Fall evening.
 
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