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5 out of 5: Loved it!
 
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4 out of 5: Liked it
 
157 28.44%
3 out of 5: It was OK
 
50 9.06%
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Jan 27, 2008 1:52 PM
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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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hi!
i usually don't discuss anime, but i've just seen the first ep of Mushi-shi and it was like a meditation. I mean it really just took me all the way... it was a whole new experience.
the whole ep was so calm it made my body numb for a while, but the best thing about it was, that i did'nt even notice it until after the end. if all this sounds srange to you, you should deffinetly try it :-)
here's a brief insight on this ep: it starts off whit a description on Mushi, a lifeform that is so primitive, that it is said to be around since the start of life.
The story begins in a vividly green hill-side, where a young boy lives who has a left hand capable of creating something that he draws... a "child with the left hand of God". He lives alone since his grandmother has died 4 years ago and as a will left him the advice not to move away or reveal his powers. The main character of the story comes here to investigate this boy, but the boy kindly refuses. after they drink some and the main character searches for the toilet, he finds the boys grandmother... but only her mushi half, because it seems, that she has taken part in a ritual held by mushi. how the rest will turn out, see for your selves... :-)
 
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Feb 8, 2008 5:21 AM
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Kilowatt said:

hi!
i usually don't discuss anime, but i've just seen the first ep of Mushi-shi and it was like a meditation. I mean it really just took me all the way... it was a whole new experience.
the whole ep was so calm it made my body numb for a while, but the best thing about it was, that i did'nt even notice it until after the end. if all this sounds srange to you, you should deffinetly try it :-)


Yeah Kilowatt, while I think Bartender has a similar mellow vibe, I will agree Mushi-shi is just uber calming and I think quite enjoyable! The first episode definitely made me curious for more...
 
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Feb 18, 2008 12:21 AM

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Pretty good episode.
The art is really good, even though I'm not that impressed, since I watched ef yesterday =P
This anime seems quite promising.
 
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Mar 2, 2008 1:22 PM

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Very interesting episode. I like the subdued colours used in the animation, it gives it a nice peaceful mood. I'm definitely going to watch more.
 
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Mar 28, 2008 7:58 AM

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Hahah! We're late watching Mushi-shi. Still kinda not yet taken by the nature of it. But I'll try it to the later episodes. This show looks really interesting and kewl!
 
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Apr 25, 2008 3:26 PM

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it seems like a really interesting concept, and i love the animation. :)
 
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May 6, 2008 7:54 PM

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zippy said:

I will agree Mushi-shi is just uber calming and I think quite enjoyable! The first episode definitely made me curious for more...


That's exactly what I thought when I first began Mushishi as well~ One of the best first episodes, just makes you want more ^__^
 
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May 13, 2008 4:27 AM

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JeremyC said:
zippy said:

I will agree Mushi-shi is just uber calming and I think quite enjoyable! The first episode definitely made me curious for more...


That's exactly what I thought when I first began Mushishi as well~ One of the best first episodes, just makes you want more ^__^


yep same here =] also agree with what kilowatt said.
 
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Jun 4, 2008 2:33 PM

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cool episode cant wait for next one.^^
 
Jun 6, 2008 1:20 AM

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Kilowatt said:
I've just seen the first ep of Mushi-shi and it was like a meditation

Thats exactly what I thought after watching this episode. Very calming and the art is beautifully done.
 
Jul 23, 2008 2:59 AM

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Oh wow, the quality of this anime is like nothing else. It's like movie grade.
Very good first ep, kept me interested :D
 
Jul 29, 2008 8:01 PM

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Hm. Wow is all i have to say. I like how the mood of this anime is and how the first ep was quite interesting and unique to its own. xD Lookin forward to watching more.


 
Jul 29, 2008 8:32 PM

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This episode made me feel like falling asleep(not in the bad way). Really calm. For some reason I feel like everything in life is going to be OK
 
Aug 6, 2008 4:35 PM

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That was oddly deep o_o.... and for some reason it was relaxing o_O.... but it looks like the start of a good Anime ^^



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Nov 7, 2008 1:40 PM

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Nice calming episode. I liked its atmosphere, however I m not satisfied with the story yet. I hope it s going to get better
 
Nov 29, 2008 5:03 PM

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really peaceful....I like it...
 
Dec 20, 2008 3:51 PM

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This series gives me a Miyazaki vibe, I really like the subtle tones and atmosphere created. The art style and supernatural dealings are very reminiscent of the Miyazaki films, and I'm loving it. ^^
 
Feb 7, 2009 2:41 PM
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I can't say I liked it, but i'll watch through it all.
 
Apr 2, 2009 9:25 PM

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Slow episode, but who said that slow can't be good? It was relaxing but didn't make me yawn at all, even when I watched it at 11pm half sleeping. The scenary and the supernatural beings, as MistressMorbid said, reminded me of Miyazaki films.
 
Jun 7, 2009 2:33 AM

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I feel so relaxed now...
Also, no-one mentioned it yet, but I really like the music... especially the opening and ending. After the episode ended I stayed on the couch for a minute to smile...
 
Jun 19, 2009 10:12 AM

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So peaceful anime. That's all i can say. And i liked it. [:
 
Jun 27, 2009 11:28 PM

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10/10

this show is cool
but watching it in a merothon isnt at good idea :/
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Jul 5, 2009 11:34 AM

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This felt like a movie. I really like the art and story line here, it's so calm and it did remind me of a Miyazaki film like someone stated. I can tell this is promising.

 
Jul 12, 2009 9:37 AM
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I finally got to watch the first episode I started on 7-10 and then accidentally watched episode 26 which really seemed that should of been the first episode but I won't give spoilers.

I usually don't watch this kind of anime but it's so relaxing and soothing.
 
Oct 27, 2009 7:32 PM
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Nov 14, 2009 1:15 PM

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Refreshing, That's all I can say at the moment. I totally loved the art, the VA of Ginko was just excellent and gives me a good vibe for some reason (His seiyuu doesn't have that much roles anyway, I was wondering what kind of other characters he has voiced before). Such a peaceful ambience, I loved it.

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Nov 18, 2009 12:25 PM

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Very calming and beautiful anime. That's my first impression.
 
Dec 6, 2009 4:09 PM
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What happened in this episode. I couldn't pick up on anything.
 
Dec 7, 2009 6:43 AM
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lol its Smoker from One Piece
 
Dec 30, 2009 3:05 AM

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High animation budget is high.
 
Jan 3, 2010 6:48 AM

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Peaceful is the right word. The anime made quite an impression on me and I don't know why xD I even had to cry at the end (but why...?), nice piano ending.

Gonna watch the rest soon.
 
Jan 30, 2010 2:38 AM

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Incredible.
 
Apr 12, 2010 12:09 PM

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Whoa... I didn't expect something that green, slow and peaceful... Thats for first impression; time to watch next episode... :)
 
May 2, 2010 12:03 PM

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let me tell you something...i wanted to watch Mushishi since like februrary,and i'm happy i finally got the chance to do so ^^

this 1st episode blew my mind off...i really didn't expect such an amazing first episode

i know it is early,but i will rate this from now a 10 because im 99.99% sure i will rate it a 10 after i finish it

about the story,it was awesome! :),when the kid blushed at the little girl version of his grandma it was cute :)

5/5 and Mushishi may be the single thing that could become as good as clannad....we'll see :)
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May 29, 2010 4:39 PM

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Watched 2 episodes of this a while back and put on hold and just started again. This episode was as I remembered it.
Such junk...
 
May 29, 2010 10:20 PM

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Just watched the first episode, and I'm impressed. Very calming, soothing, and leaves me yearning for more. This looks to be a promising show. I love the OP too ^^
 
Jun 19, 2010 12:05 PM

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Absolutely incredible. I felt so calm when watching this episode. Very peaceful, I think this is gonna be one of my favorites pretty soon.
 
Jun 21, 2010 5:17 AM

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I shouldn't have put this off for so long. I agree with what everyone else has said.
 
Jul 12, 2010 2:04 PM

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It reminds me of Bartender.
 
Jul 17, 2010 1:55 PM

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decided to start this anime over cause it's been so long since i watched it last! i got to episode 19 but it's going to be lovely watching everything again.

the imagery is so goddamn beautiful here, everything so lussssh. this episode made me happy!
 
Oct 16, 2010 2:54 AM

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What attracts me most is the BG animation, they're like 2d character in a 3d world. I haven't grasp everything yet. But, this is like the genesis times, when the world is created. So the originality factor made me want to continue watching. Although the enjoyment factor was in a slow pace.
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Nov 2, 2010 10:43 AM

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Reading the synopsis was interesting enough to draw me close to this and watch it.

This was quite calm yet enjoyable episode..

Though I haven't grasped everything about Mushis yet I find it interesting to know more.
 
Nov 7, 2010 8:17 PM

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I was starting to go for episode 4 before I realized I had an account in MAL ._.

But well I liked it. Yes, the atmosphere is very different, and somehow a few hours after watching it some scenes just won't go from my mind. A good sign.

I also agree that this isn't for marathon.
 
Nov 27, 2010 5:52 PM

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I thought I'd give this show a go because its rated so highly on MAL.
I'm definitely interested.


 
Dec 24, 2010 9:52 AM

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Beautiful and interesting. I also liked the opening.
 
Jan 26, 2011 4:07 PM

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interesting episode, had a nice atmosphere.
 
Apr 20, 2011 9:04 AM

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A truly relaxing, peaceful show. I felt captivated all along; it has a unique concept and the atmosphere is equally special, quite mysterious and peculiar.

The OP theme is really nice; I was surprised when I noticed it’s in English, though. The ED is so simple yet so wonderful, a single piano piece playing with the credits, ending and fitting the mood of the entire episode. The animation is exceptional and the art with soft earthy tones that give it a lovely, easy on the eyes backdrop.

It’s barely the first episode, but I can assure it’ll be a pleasant experience, beyond doubt.
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Apr 21, 2011 9:28 AM

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Very interesting concept and I like the art a lot. It reminds me of xxxHolic but less frantic and without the comedy.
 
May 16, 2011 2:32 AM

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This is quite an interesting story and I think it's quite good for now. The first episode is better than what I had expected.

 
Jun 5, 2011 1:33 PM
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I was interested in this anime a long time and finally started watching. I have to say its a whole new experience. The art is very unique and beautiful. everything is so subtle and relaxing. A lot of details like the sounds. I am already sad that it will be over in 26 eps. :)
 
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