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Mar 9, 2009 9:10 AM
Anime Relations: Mushishi, Moyashimon, Natsume Yuujinchou
or, "Dispelling the myth of Mushishi-likeness."

This is not Mushishi at all. Not by a mile. Not even close. I went into this expecting SEARING, GENUINE EMOTION and got something else instead--not like it's unwelcome though.

My point: This is Mushishi like Makoto Shinkai's works are an accurate representation of light. If Mushishi puts you in the sunlight and lets you experience the brightness, the heat, and the sensation of that something on your skin, Natsume Yuujinchou is a very pretty painting of that bit of sunlight.

There's nothing wrong with either. NatsuYuujin is actually refreshing in a way, because instead of being subjected to the emotions of the person on-screen, you're watching everything in a very detached manner. Relaxing in its own right.

It also reminds me of Moyashimon more than anything.
Posted by saturnine | Mar 9, 2009 9:10 AM | 1 comments
ConcreteBadger | Mar 9, 2009 11:49 AM
Sorry, I have to disagree. Since I make the comparison in a complimentary way I don't see there being a problem. Natsume is excellent in its own way too of course.

I get uber-stubborn about some things, and this is one of them I'm afraid.