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Anime Stats
Days: 98.8
Mean Score: 6.22
  • Total Entries349
  • Rewatched4
  • Episodes5,779
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Kujira no Kora wa Sajou ni Utau
Kujira no Kora wa Sajou ni Utau
4 hours ago
Watching 1/12 · Scored -
Inuyashiki
Inuyashiki
4 hours ago
Watching 2/11 · Scored -
Made in Abyss
Made in Abyss
4 hours ago
Dropped 2/13 · Scored -
Manga Stats
Days: 16.8
Mean Score: 6.92
  • Total Entries72
  • Reread0
  • Chapters2,817
  • Volumes335
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Billy Bat
Billy Bat
Oct 21, 1:51 AM
Reading 67/165 · Scored -
Kubikiri Asa
Kubikiri Asa
Sep 5, 11:03 AM
Completed 54/54 · Scored 7
Yotsuba to!
Yotsuba to!
Sep 5, 11:03 AM
Reading 97/? · Scored 8

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Kirik0h Sep 7, 8:59 AM
Rewatching is something I used to think I would never do because I consider myself a very careful/thorough viewer and I pay attention to as much of what's going as possible. However, over the past year, I've rewatched some of my favourite series: in particular Shinsekai yori, Durarara and Haikyuu and I was able to notice things that I'd never noticed. In particular with Durarara S2, when the plot was so just ludicrously intricate, being able to rewatch with the pre-existing understanding of the plot helped me to appreciate a lot of the foreshadowing and dialogue etc.

I'd definitely recommend rewatching some of your favourite Mushishi eps or just a series in general you love. But if you end up rewatching some Mushishi, I think the first 10 eps of S2 are wonderful to watch together because they're all very closely connected with weather and seasons and it made it feel less episodic and more of a connected series.
Kirik0h Sep 7, 4:22 AM
The innate reason I found S2 to be significantly better even though S1 was already great was primarily because, like you, I found what the stories were exploring to be more fascinating and I found this to be thematically consistent across the season. The conclusion I've come to is that S1 spent a lot of time and stories creating the universe of mushi in all its breadth and whilst I found it interesting, it really never engaged with me on a further or make me contemplate it further. I think at the time, a lot of S1 fans may have found the concept intriguing in and of itself.

I found the stories in S2 much more thought-provoking and really dug deep in the nature and relationships that man has with nature and the world of mushi. It really reinforced this idea that mushi were neither good nor evil - but part of the natural world around us as many of the stories I found, were a lot more somber and with endings often with no further resolutions even after Ginko's intervention. One of my favourite examples of this was the episode about the girl that brought rain with her wherever she went or the old woman Mikage who swapped bodies with Akane as a child. I'm really glad however that you mentioned the déjà vu episode though because it's definitely one of my favourites and I was genuinely surprised by the way it ended.
Kirik0h Sep 6, 10:28 AM
I have recently finished watching all of Mushishi bar the final film and whereas I found Mushishi great, I found its sequel Zoku Shou a spectacular series that absolutely elevated the world of the mushi that S1 had introduced. However, upon reading other people's reviews, it seems that the general consensus is that the second season is weaker than the first. And so I'm interested in asking you, as someone who loves this series, what are your thoughts on the first season as opposed the second? I'm interested in knowing what aspects about Mushishi you found that captured your interest the most and why you hold it such a high degree to figure out what I might have missed watching the first season in contrast to the second which I hold to such a high standard.
Hollweg May 22, 1:34 PM
"And the edge doesn't make up for it"
Shit, you saw right through me :^)
Hollweg May 15, 2:44 PM
saw you dropped Afterschool War Activities and was kinda bummed out
thought "hm maybe shed would like 'My Heart is Beating' more" and you fucking dropped that too ayyy ;---;
Blue-Crescent Apr 16, 1:06 AM
Have a blessed day ahead, my fam!
Kirik0h Apr 12, 2:39 PM
Belated but Happy Birthday nonetheless!!
RedLight Apr 12, 3:07 AM
Happy belated birthday shed (cake)
MatijaxD Apr 11, 5:20 AM
Happy Birthday ☺
IAmKingTarquin Apr 11, 5:14 AM
Happy Birthday!

Even though your enemies have blotted out the sun, may you still continue to fight even in the shed, Shed.

Many more birthdays to come!
Blue-Crescent Apr 10, 9:56 AM
Well, it is the 11th here in my country already. My apologies if it might be a little early.
Happy, Happy Birthday to you, Shade. I wish you all the best, my old soul fam. May you have more beautiful and fruitful years ahead of you.
Stay cool and awesome as always and may you have a great celebration with your loved ones! Stay good, my fam! ^^
Have a blast, my good friend!


Dalsu Mar 10, 1:13 PM
Ill let it slide. Thankyou shed <3
Kirik0h Feb 25, 1:39 PM
Thank you Sh4de!! Watched Mushishi btw, thought it was great. Will certainly be watching future seasons when I'm freer!
MatijaxD Feb 14, 7:45 AM
:'(
Blue-Crescent Feb 13, 9:26 PM
Happy Valentine's Day, my fam! May this day be bliisful and beautiful to you and your loved ones!
Here's a heart for you! <3 Stay awesome, fam!