Anime News Network : They are neither plants nor animals. They differ from other forms of life such as the micro-organisms and the fungi. Instead they resemble the primeval body of life and are generally known as “Mushi”. Their existence and appearance are unknown to many and only a limited number of humans are aware of them. Ginko is a “Mushi-shi” who travels around to investigate and find out more about the “Mushi”. In the process, he also lends a helping hand to people who face problems with supernatural occurances which may be related to the “Mushi”.
Do not allow yourself to be blinded by fear or anger. Everything is only as it is.
Simple yet mysterious. Distant ancestors unlike any plant or animal we’ve ever seen. These groups of odd creatures have induced whispers of fear among man since ancient times.
Between dreams and reality is the vault of your soul. No one could see the “Dream World” without this path.
Seeds rooted in the flesh and blood of our ancestors. Reach out with green, green leaves. Bear heavy, heavy fruit… (Mushishi)
The sun rises today and sets again. A flower that bloomed in the morning, falls from its stem. The sun sets today and rises again. Flowers bloom to fill the land, but not the flowers of yesterday…
There are countless fissures in the physical world. Those who vanish like smoke are lost in such hollows. Without their memories, without their souls…
When all are sheltering within, there comes an imitation of spring. Linger in bliss for too long and your flesh will soon be frozen…
Build a fire – night comes… Light a fire – darkness comes… Hide the fire – flames arisen from corpses creep in… (Mushishi)