Friday, August 9, 2013

Mushishi Episode 7: The Rainbow Creature in the Sky is the Limit

     I'm rewatching Mushishi on DVD and blogging it. Previous post here. First post here. You can watch this episode and the rest of the series legally (and free) on Youtube here. List of brief episode descriptions here.

     Of all the episodes in Mushishi, I think I was looking forward to blogging this one less than any other. This was always one of my least favorite entries in the series for reasons I couldn't quite understand, and I was worried I wouldn't have anything to say about it. When I got around to watching it, I was met with something entirely unexpected; I liked it. I really liked it, in fact, and I also loved what it had to say.

     I think for me this project just more than made up for what work it requires.

Also, I would pay money to watch a buddy show version of Mushishi with these two.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Mushishi Episode 6: Zombifying Dope Flowers Are A-OK if They Make You Happy

     I'm rewatching Mushishi on DVD and blogging it. Previous post here. First post here. You can watch this episode and the rest of the series legally (and free) on Youtube here. List of brief episode descriptions here.

     Since deciding to do this post series, there have been a few episodes I've been really eager to get to (and a few I've been dreading). Those Who Inhale the Dew (this episode's proper title) is one of those. In truth I'd forgotten how early in the series this appears; I recalled it happening after the halfway point, so I was quite surprised to see it on the first disc. I was a little shaken, too, since I remembered this being one of the ugliest (and I don't mean visually) entries in the series.

     Turns out my memory was correct.