Mushishi, Volume 1 by Yuki Urushibara
My rating: 4 of 5 stockings
Mushishi volume 1, revolves around a Mushishi named Ginko, who studies Mushi a type of "spirit" if you will. Ginko, unable to stay in on place because he attracts too many Mushi, travels during the Edo/Meji period helping those plagued by mushi. The first volume is split into a five different cases.
Story one, a young child who has the ability to create Mushi whenever he draws with his left hand.
Story two, people from a snowy village are losing their hearing, and one child is growing horns from his head, while he's unable to have any moments peace.
Story three, a young family man is having premonitions through his dreams.
Story four, a young girl ultra sensitive to the sun to the point of unbearable pain, has been put away in a warehouse.
Story five, a travelling swamp of Mushi and a young woman, search the sea.
I don't like short stories, I then to not grasp their importance. Although this is a collective of short stories that happen to Ginko, so it's different than just a short story. I like this volume, and recommend it to anyone who likes Hell Girl. I'm giving this 4 stockings.