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Questions tagged [mushishi]

Mushishi is a manga series by Yuki Urushibara.

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Where does the recurring tale of a spiritual / paranormal sake banquet in the woods coming from?

I watched both xxxHolic and Mushishi, and in both animes there is a recurring tale, where a banquet is held in the woods, where either people or spirits (or mushis in mushishi) are obtaining some ...
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Is it ever explained why in Feudal Japan Ginko wears typically modern/western clothing?

I watched Mushishi again recently and noticed -- the setting is similar to Feudal, or at least pre-industrial Japan -- about halfway through it struck me that despite the relatively simple art style ...
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How could Renzu Ioroi have had a grandchild if she had drank the whole Kouki?

I just finished episode 1. From what I understood: Renzu was invited, or I think forced by Mushi in human form to take part in the Mushi banquet where they said that they have been requested to offer ...
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Who is the seiyuu of Aya in Mushishi?

Who is the seiyuu/voice actress of the young Aya in Episode 17 of Mushishi? I want to know because I think she sounds like Naru Kotoishi from Barakamon.
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Why did the Mushishi anime air in a different order compared to the manga?

According to Wikipedia, the order of the anime does not follow the same chronology as the manga. However, with the series being episodic (and relatively self contained), and each episode barely any ...
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Is Ginko's death a foregone conclusion (in the Mushishi storyline)?

There is a break in the story of both the manga and the anime that fans will be familiar with: chapter 15 ("The Fish Gaze") in the manga and episode 12 ("One eyed fish") in the anime. In it, the "...
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Which mythologies or folktales inspired the stories in Mushishi?

I read somewhere that the mangaka made footnotes at the end of each volume explaining what inspired each story. I've only seen the anime so I would like to know which mythologies or folktales, if any, ...