Mushi-Shi 1 Season 2008
Amazon Instant Video
1. The Green Seat The Mushi Master Ginko travels deep into the mountains, driven there by rumors of a young boy who possesses a rare gift - The ability to draw forth new forms of life with a simple paint brush.
2. The Light of the Eyelid A young girl has been locked away by her family, for fear of a disease without cause or cure. Drawn by the scandal of medical mystery like a moth to a flame, Ginko arrives as loyalty allows the contagion to spread.
3. Tender Horns Ginko is summoned to a remote village where the villagers are stricken with a sudden loss of hearing.
4. The Pillow Pathway Ginko travels back to a place he's been before, to check in on a man whose dreams carry portents of the future. In the midst of desolation Ginko finds grief, and rather than a mushi he must free this one from guilt.
5. The Traveling Swamp Guilt from a former deed drives Ginko to seek to turn the tides on the fate of a green-haired beauty whose fate is bound to that of her companion, a misplaced swamp which can inexplicably travel as if blessed with feet.
6. Those Who Inhale the Dew Ginko sneaks onto an island all but completely locked away from the world. He has been led there by a young boy who must daily watch his friend die.
7. Raindrops and Rainbows Forced to seek shelter as temporary reprieve from the rain, Ginko meets a man chasing rainbows out of desperation rather than hope.
8. Where Sea Meets Man Ginko's path crosses that of a forsaken soul waiting along the shore, waiting for the young wife lost several years before.
9. The Heavy Seed Ginko is sent to a village blessed with abundance in a year of strife - Or rather cursed, for what should have been the death of many will mean the death of only one.
10. The White Which Lives Within the Ink Stone The doctor friend of Ginko's needs his help. While out on a call, three village children broke into his storage shed and stumbled upon an artifact of deadly consequence: An ink stone.
11. The Sleeping Mountain Ginko is sent in search of another Mushi Master, this one the guardian of a mountain, neighbor to a village.
12. One-Eyed Fish A mountainside tragedy leaves a young boy alone, to be rescued by the Mushi Master Nui. His incessant curiosity drives his quest to learn about the other plane of life which exists all around them.
13. One-Night Bridge Ginko travels to a remote village, summoned by a letter of plea. When the mother of a young girl demands he release her daughter from a curse, his denial drives her to drastic measure.
14. Inside the Cage Ginko is joined by a man who has been unable to escape the shadowy confines of a bamboo forest for several years. He has married the "bamboo child" of local lore and together created a life all their own.
15. Pretense of Spring Driven to seek shelter from a snowy storm, the Mushi Master Ginko is drawn into a yearly mystery. A lone boy wanders off into the forest during the harshest part of every winter, only to be later found asleep and clutching spring's blessings in his grasp.
16. Sunrise Serpent A boy worries for his mother, her mind left addled in the early spring sun. Ginko finds in the dark of night a mushi that thrives on memories, its appetite for the things most cherished.
17. Pickers of Empty Cocoons The arcane arrival of a broken message sends Ginko to visit the source, a sad remnant barely clinging to life and desperate hope. Ginko must use the mushi to silence a fool's errand.
18. Clothes that Embrace the Mountain Ginko, led by a painting alive with mushi, follows an artisan traveling back to find his home.
19. String from the Sky A servant with high aspirations reaches up and disappears into the sky. For a time she resides in the shadow world of the mushi. Found by Ginko,he explains to her suitor she is now linked to both worlds.
20. A Sea of Writings A family renowned for two things: An exhaustive archive of the records of Mushi Masters and a black birthmark, a curse that's survived through the generations.
21. Cotton Changeling Ginko must urge the parents of shapeless mass taking on the form of a human child to put an end to its short life.
22. Shrine in the Sea Ginko travels to an island to investigate the legend of the uminaoshi, people who have died and been reborn.
23. The Sound of Rust Ginko's wanderings are driven off course when he comes across a strange sound echoing through the frozen mountains. Following the source back to a village, there he finds the people plagued with a rust that all can feel but none can see.
24. The Journey to the Field of Fire Rumors of a new kind of mushi have brought Ginko out to visit another master, one who's been studying the discovery for some time. But upon his arrival, Ginko is disturbed to find the villagers preparing to destroy the mushi.
25. Eye of Fortune, Eye of Misfortune Ginko encounters a wanderer of a different breed, a street musician who sings hauntingly of the mushi.
26. The Sound of Footsteps on the Grass On the side of a very special mountain, three young boys will meet. On the side of that mountain, events will shape them into the men they are to be.
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I love this animation. It is quietly soothing in drawing and sound. Clever and exciting. I love the sound the footsteps make in snow. Why is this no longer on Netflix? Such a pity.Published 1 month ago by Jessica Chielli
I wish this show was still being produced. The ideas and creativity are amazing. These stories tell so much about the culture that created them. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Anna
I love that movie. I watched it many times. Very nice drawings, interesting stories, amazing pictures. I recommended to anybody.Published 9 months ago by Lena
If you like original animes then this is one of them you should get. They is a story in each episode that you would love!Published 18 months ago by loki
I've been dying to get some good anime for a while now and this really hit the spot. It's so beautiful and almost hippy-esque. I love it!Published on July 2, 2011 by Silvermoth
this is one of my favourite, if not my very favourite, anime of all time. it's really beautifully done, in concept, animation, and individual stories. Read morePublished on March 10, 2011 by L. Ledford
Mushi-shi is not your action-type anime; no giant robots or sword-wielding ninja or vampires. But I find myself returning to Mushi-shi more than I do the other anime series I own. Read morePublished on October 16, 2007 by Ravencatt