Mushishi, xxxHOLiC Movie: Manatsu no Yoru no Yume Recommendations
The anime world is filled with series that boast of amazing supernatural events with unique characters. However, not many have captured the sentiment as well and as truly as Mushishi and xxxHOLIC. The lead characters do not pretend to be the best at everything they do and are fatally flawed characters whose tapestries slowly unravel to reveal its masterful weaves, which are accented by the fantastic supporting cast. There is no fan service nor the typical moe scenes. These two series are the rare art that you come across while watching as you waddle through the muck of what is called anime today.