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The word, Mushi, in Japanese means something like tiny insects. But in this year 2005 animation series made by Japanese artist, with about 25 minutes length of each episode, it means instead, the invisible primeval body of life that affect people in the deepest and most profund way but invisible to most. The series of the stories run with the experiences of a Mushi master, called Mushishi in Japanese, when he travels around Japan and helps people to be free of different type of Mushi that damaged people's life. It almost echos the Buddhism concept of Not Grasping, be it desire of fame and money, or past love, or certain talent, or worry etc. The grasping, or the attachment are primeval part of life. In the stories animated, they are like the invisible Mushi that hurt people and those around them. The master has the wisdom to identify, the ability to catch and the compassion to save the people. The Mushishi looks to me like a man on his journey of enlightenment man who awaken and ultimately save people. His image is not in form of Buddhda. He is one blue-eyed young man who carries his luggage on his back like a regular traveler of everyone on the road. He is insightful, helpful and cool. Beautiful images, profund stories, meditative and touching. Great series, highly recommended. http://www.dreamsdreamed.com
spooky with very interesting ideas, but it's meant for an audience with a rather specific mood. i almost fell asleep during the second episode, not because it was boring... well, it sort of was...
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