Monday, January 16, 2012

Review: Mushishi, Volume 1

Mushishi, Volume 1
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.

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