Mushi-Shi (Mushishi)

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  • The Sound of Footsteps on the Grass

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    Season 1, Episode 26 - Aired 06/18/2006

    Three paths will meet for a time on the mountain, to roam and relish and learn the lessons there to be learned. Three paths will separate, yet even time cannot erase where the foot has tread.

  • Eye of Fortune, Eye of Misfortune

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    Season 1, Episode 25 - Aired 06/11/2006

    A world touched by four senses, until the fifth becomes overwhelming. A gaze across the distance, across past, present and future. Eyes closed against the onslaught, eyes closed to all but truth.

  • The Journey to the Field of Fire

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    Season 1, Episode 24 - Aired 06/04/2006

    A new species discovered. Decisions made in arrogance and fear. The flames of the dead will find succor in the heat of the living, life will be undone. Light the fire, darkness is coming.

  • The Sound of Rust

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    Season 1, Episode 23 - Aired 05/28/2006

    Sound without source, for the voice is frozen. A consuming illness that cannot be seen. The sweet tones of childhood will damn those closest, but within the sacred smoke, her tale will be told.

  • Shrine in the Sea

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    Season 1, Episode 22 - Aired 05/21/2006

    Life’s inevitable end, reduced to no more than a passing moment. Loved ones forever reborn. When the mother becomes daughter and daughter mother, what of the wisdom of life eternal?

  • Cotton Changeling

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    Season 1, Episode 21 - Aired 05/14/2006

    A monster that can mimic the human, the shapeless taking on the form of infancy. That which is beyond our understanding can quickly learn to understand us. Therein lies the danger.

  • A Sea of Writings

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    Season 1, Episode 20 - Aired 03/11/2006

    A woman bearing the mark of generations, cursed to drown in a sea of written characters. The forbidden sealed away within her body. Where tales of death abound, compassion will flourish.

  • String from the Sky

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    Season 1, Episode 19 - Aired 03/04/2006

    Empty heads and floating souls, love fades fast. Like the stars, ever present though unseen. When the desire to be human is less than the pull of the other, the wedding will have a groom but no bride.

  • Clothes that Embrace the Mountain

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    Season 1, Episode 18 - Aired 02/25/2006

    A mountain, magical in the eyes of a child. A mountain, magical by the arts of a master. When help is unwelcome ten years too late, help will still return home with the grace of a brush stroke.

  • Pickers of Empty Cocoons

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    Season 1, Episode 17 - Aired 02/18/2006

    A pupa made of two threads, unraveled to travel between empty worlds. Legend tells that one who vanishes is left to wander eternally along the path. Undying hope soars out to light the void.

  • Sunrise Serpent

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    Season 1, Episode 16 - Aired 02/11/2006

    Memories made, to be unmade with day’s light. There a woman leaves her shadow sleeping, to forget what has been forgotten. As a curse can be a blessing, a spring night knows no dawn.

  • Pretense of Spring

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    Season 1, Episode 15 - Aired 02/04/2006

    Hints of spring lead to a phantom land denying winter’s touch. A young child and a false flower, strange neighbors indeed. When the solution takes flight, the circle of sustenance becomes unbalanced.

  • Inside the Cage

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    Season 1, Episode 14 - Aired 01/28/2006

    The progeny of a bamboo thicket, the bane of a neighboring village. Childhood friendship blind to fear repaid by one forever cursed. Love first selfish without intent begets an end far from desired.

  • One-Night Bridge

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    Season 1, Episode 13 - Aired 01/21/2006

    A young girl fleeing the future will find her means of escape. A body embraced, the sun’s warmth false hope that life persists within. A bridge providing passage in one direction of travel only.

  • One-Eyed Fish

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    Season 1, Episode 12 - Aired 01/14/2006

    A woman is old before her time, and a boy is abandoned to the fates. Naive desire to salvage lost hope will instead ensure a curse’s survival, the first step upon a long and lonely path.

  • The Sleeping Mountain

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    Season 1, Episode 11 - Aired 01/07/2006

    A traveler is caught in mountain’s shadow as a divine beast is killed by one for the sake of another. As human assumes the role of a god, sacrifice is balanced by salvation.

  • The White Which Lives Within the Ink Stone

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    Season 1, Episode 10 - Aired 01/07/2006

    Children collect what they cannot comprehend, costing the future a price thrice paid in the past. To unlock the curse of all, they must to free that which exists above fault.

  • The Heavy Seed

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    Season 1, Episode 9 - Aired 12/18/2005

    One man is responsible for a village destroying itself. The cycle of life and death, the equation unbalanced, requires knowing sacrifice. Here, eternal repentance will bear the greatest fruit.

  • Where Sea Meets Man

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    Season 1, Episode 8 - Aired 12/10/2005

    A marriage is caught in the birth of a legend. Both will lose something already mislaid, guilt will leave one to endure. But where the semblance of love must be left behind, sorrow and solace await.

  • Raindrops and Rainbows

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    Season 1, Episode 7 - Aired 12/03/2005

    A man is driven mad by fading beauty. While not a one should live only for the sake of living, false errand proves no better excuse for waste.

  • Those Who Inhale The Dew

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    Season 1, Episode 6 - Aired 11/26/2005

    To re-enact the phoenix with water in place of flame, miracles tarry on the breath of the dying. When a single day carries the weight of a lifetime, one will choose to live on the other side of time.

  • The Traveling Swamp

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    Season 1, Episode 5 - Aired 11/19/2005

    The dying travel the path of eons to save that which has been sacrificed, to breed new life from death. When the greater good leads only to evil, guilt will drive one to decide the fate of another.

  • The Pillow Pathway

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    Season 1, Episode 4 - Aired 11/12/2005

    When the balance between worlds cannot be maintained, the pathway is left open while the eyes remain closed. Dream becomes fantastic reality for he who cannot find the peace of slumber.

  • Tender Horns

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    Season 1, Episode 3 - Aired 11/05/2005

    As there are many things man is not meant to see, so there are things best left unheard. From the silence, deafness grows. Into this void, that which has no voice will reverberate throughout the world.

  • The Light of the Eyelid

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    Season 1, Episode 2 - Aired 10/29/2005

    A young child is abandoned to eternal night. Another fights to keep the light from dying. When beauty between worlds poisons the eye of the beholder, the cure lies in the cause.

  • The Green Seat

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    Season 1, Episode 1 - Aired 10/22/2005

    Once in a great while, an individual is born into the world who possesses a rare and wonderful gift: The power to create life. But for one who cannot define reality, such talent will become a curse.