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Butt Frosted Cake
Dec 27, 2010



mushi was pretty cool.

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ViggyNash
Oct 9, 2012


That ending scene was gorgeous, and the whole episode was one of the best yet.

Catkin
Apr 28, 2006

it is all a dream- a grotesque and foolish dream.

I loved the original Mushishi series so much, I'm just ecstatic that there's a second season! This stuff is pure gold.

AnacondaHL
Feb 15, 2009


This show is back with a vengeance. A soothing chillax vengeance.

gobbledygoat
Jun 4, 2011

Ask me about
Steaming Early-onset Accessperger's



Free Logical Fallacies only in 2014!
Do not listen to a thing I say.


Paracelsus posted:

Not being malevolent doesn't make them not dangerous, though.

Well yeh I think this episode is the perfect indication of that, they dont do poo poo until you gently caress with em, consciously or not.

Paracelsus
Apr 5, 2009

bless this post ~kya


gobbledygoat posted:

Well yeh I think this episode is the perfect indication of that, they dont do poo poo until you gently caress with em, consciously or not.
In some cases, "gently caress with them" only requires that you lay eyes on them or be in the general vicinity.

Sindai
Jan 24, 2007
i want to achieve immortality through not dying

I was at a beach during a red tide once. It sucked. The wind coming off the ocean makes your throat itch.

Good episode, early on I thought it was too much like the one about sound-stealing mushi in winter, then it turned out it was completely different.

Sindai fucked around with this message at 07:34 on Apr 12, 2014

Neeksy
Mar 29, 2007

Hej min vän, hur står det till?

gobbledygoat posted:

Well yeh I think this episode is the perfect indication of that, they dont do poo poo until you gently caress with em, consciously or not.

These mushi didn't seem to do much in the way of harm, they worked as a pretty good warning system for trouble, and that trouble was still around even though people thought it was okay. Even the side effect was incidental.

laplace
Oct 9, 2012

kcab dneb smra ym semitemos tub ,reh wonk I ekil leef I


I'm pretty sure "Ah, that was pleasant" is going to be my reaction to every single episode so every few pages just pretend that I have posted that.

Seriously, Mushishi is like the refreshing glass of ice cold lemonade on a hot day of anime. Every episode is just so palate-cleansing and refreshing.

Dickensian Aspect
Mar 18, 2009


laplace posted:

I'm pretty sure "Ah, that was pleasant" is going to be my reaction to every single episode so every few pages just pretend that I have posted that.

Seriously, Mushishi is like the refreshing glass of ice cold lemonade on a hot day of anime. Every episode is just so palate-cleansing and refreshing.

This is probably far too general to count as a spoiler, but just in case, there are definitely some sadder/more macabre stories left, based on the manga. I don't know that I'd describe every chapter as "pleasant", but they are pretty much all great.

Phobophilia
Apr 26, 2008
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Holy poo poo, that was so good. It started weak, but it hit its stride and the final scene was absolutely incredible. This show's greatest strength is its ability to not only place the audience in with the characters, but place the characters in with one another so to demonstrate the common humanity that links all people.

Paracelsus posted:

Not being malevolent doesn't make them not dangerous, though.

It's best to think of them as part of a greater, amoral ecology. This is basically one environmentalist parable. You want to avoid perturbing environments willy-nilly, just in case you knock out some keystone or producer species. Yes, some are dangerous, but you should only kill them at a last resort.

laplace
Oct 9, 2012

kcab dneb smra ym semitemos tub ,reh wonk I ekil leef I


Dickensian Aspect posted:

This is probably far too general to count as a spoiler, but just in case, there are definitely some sadder/more macabre stories left, based on the manga. I don't know that I'd describe every chapter as "pleasant", but they are pretty much all great.

I've read the manga so I know what to expect in terms of tone, but I mean more along the lines of it being so good and consistent that it just cleanses the palate.

When I say "pleasant" I don't mean happy or anything like that, just... a completely satisfying and self contained 23 minutes.

StandardVC10
Feb 6, 2007

Dreams, Amelia - dreams and false alarms

Megamarm

I'd never read or watched any of this before, but the two new episodes up on Crunchyroll have sold me. It's so low-key throughout, but I just can't look away.

Ruby Prism
Aug 7, 2011

With this, I'll be able to make the ultimate pie!


StandardVC10 posted:

I'd never read or watched any of this before, but the two new episodes up on Crunchyroll have sold me. It's so low-key throughout, but I just can't look away.

I strongly urge you to go watch the first season then. It's truly my favorite anime of all time, and this season seems to be of equal quality.

TenWren
Jan 22, 2012



I liked watching the snail bird wriggle backwards to hide in the shell. That scene at the end reminds me of (Season 1)the rainbow mushi flowing away into the sky.

I've never been happier for a second season of anything. Now give me a second season of Mononoke, too, and make one of the episodes crossover with Mushishi (I don't know how it would work just make it happen).

TheresNoThyme
Nov 23, 2012


Phobophilia posted:

It's best to think of them as part of a greater, amoral ecology. This is basically one environmentalist parable. You want to avoid perturbing environments willy-nilly, just in case you knock out some keystone or producer species. Yes, some are dangerous, but you should only kill them at a last resort.

My favorite thing about Mushishi is how this naturalism is metaphorically tied to the show's human relationships. Like, in ep 2 you can tell how Ginko is holding back on suggesting that the man and his child move back in with the village.

Art and music porn aside, there is something compelling about the show's willingness to forego any kind of proselytization; I love how characters might only move inches in each story but still come out feeling fully fleshed out and making life altering decisions. It's good to have this show back

Nate RFB
Jan 17, 2005



Clapping Larry

I like that at least so far there seems to be a decent amount of variation in the character designs. The only complaint I ever had with the first season was how similar a lot of characters looked.

Grim Up North
Dec 12, 2011



Am I imagining things, or does the new series have way more close-ups with a solid white or color gradient background? They were there in the first season, but to me they seem to be more frequent, especially in the first episode.

Ccs
Feb 25, 2011


So I forget what the deal is with what normal people know about mushi. Ginko refers to himself as a Mushishi to villagers, so that must mean people know and respect mushishi. But at the same time most people can't see Mushi and when something happens to make them see them they think they're having hallucinations. Is it just that people have a general idea that there are Mushi around?

Lucy Heartfilia
May 31, 2012




Ccs posted:

So I forget what the deal is with what normal people know about mushi. Ginko refers to himself as a Mushishi to villagers, so that must mean people know and respect mushishi. But at the same time most people can't see Mushi and when something happens to make them see them they think they're having hallucinations. Is it just that people have a general idea that there are Mushi around?

Do you know how people think chemicals are something only chemists work with? Chemicals are dangerous and exotic etc. And they don't even realize they're surrounded by that stuff, because everything is chemicals actually.

Futaba Anzu
May 5, 2011

GROSS BOY



Lucy Heartfilia posted:

Do you know how people think chemicals are something only chemists work with? Chemicals are dangerous and exotic etc. And they don't even realize they're surrounded by that stuff, because everything is chemicals actually.

If I started seeing raw elements that weren't there before floating around, I'd trip out too.

ViggyNash
Oct 9, 2012


Ep 3: That was a rather chilling episode, pun intended.

Lucy Heartfilia
May 31, 2012




Mushishi is a pretty chill anime after all.

Nate RFB
Jan 17, 2005



Clapping Larry

Yeesh, well if you wanted a more melancholic episode there you go.

Couldn't think of a good cold pun, sorry

Butt Frosted Cake
Dec 27, 2010



Didn't like it as much as the other snow related one, but was still good television

Fangz
Jul 5, 2007

Oh I see! This must be the Bad Opinion Zone!


Nate RFB posted:

Yeesh, well if you wanted a more melancholic episode there you go.

Couldn't think of a good cold pun, sorry

Hey, at least there's no need to reset the 'days since last Mushi related mortality' counter.

Turin Turambar
Jun 5, 2011



Ccs posted:

So I forget what the deal is with what normal people know about mushi. Ginko refers to himself as a Mushishi to villagers, so that must mean people know and respect mushishi. But at the same time most people can't see Mushi and when something happens to make them see them they think they're having hallucinations. Is it just that people have a general idea that there are Mushi around?

He travels all around the country, which it would explain why in some villages they don't know poo poo about Mushi, and other people in other places seem to recognize what's a Mushishi and follow his orders without doubting a lot.

Lriagan
Sep 13, 2011


Episode 3: Ginko goes to Canada.

Kanos
Sep 6, 2006

was there a time when speedwagon didn't get trolled

Turin Turambar posted:

He travels all around the country, which it would explain why in some villages they don't know poo poo about Mushi, and other people in other places seem to recognize what's a Mushishi and follow his orders without doubting a lot.

Some of the places he goes even specifically call for him because they know the problem requires someone like him.

STANKBALLS TASTYLEGS
Oct 12, 2012



I guess it might be like getting a catholic priest to bless a house because there might be demons living in it. You can't see or explain what is happening, but you can get someone who at least seems to understand what is happening and how to solve it.

StandardVC10
Feb 6, 2007

Dreams, Amelia - dreams and false alarms

Megamarm

Holy poo poo how is this anime so good.

paragon1
Nov 22, 2010

FULL COMMUNISM NOW


Well, at least no one got eaten by a shark this time.

Grim Up North
Dec 12, 2011



paragon1 posted:

Well, at least no one got eaten by a shark this time.

Seriously, I could live with fewer tragic deaths of a relative. (Mushishi is still awesome, though).

Zorak
Nov 7, 2005


Good episode. I enjoy a nice tragic Mushi-shi episode

As always though, a lot of the problem here was driven by A Dumb Kid Being A Dumb Kid, really. Though the fact that its driven by the shock of his sister dying in his care is understandable.

I like the detail they included about the fact that he ended up losing a bunch of fingers and toes; I was wondering with as much as they kept going on about frostbite if they'd just go "WELL THE MUSHI PROTECTED HIM and he got off scottfree for being a weirdo", but nah. Could have gone much worse for him, like the show said.

It's really great how this season is basically like the original show never ended; it completely picks up the reins and keeps going with the same level of quality and writing as previous. Everything is just fantastic. Episode two in particular had some really great and good looking bits.

paragon1
Nov 22, 2010

FULL COMMUNISM NOW


So uh did the Mushi provide him with oxygen down there, or magically keep him alive somehow?

Zorak
Nov 7, 2005


paragon1 posted:

So uh did the Mushi provide him with oxygen down there, or magically keep him alive somehow?

I think the idea is that it put him in suspended animation. After all, it was lowering his body temperature abnormally, apparently it basically just shut him down for a bit.

Phobophilia
Apr 26, 2008
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It's magic mushi I ain't gotta explain poo poo.

Daedalus1134
Sep 14, 2005

They see me rollin'



Mushishi's director Hiroshi Nagahama did a panel at Sakuracon a couple days ago. The majority of the panel was watching a raw copy of episode 3 he brought with him, but he was also occasionally doing commentary as the episode went through.

He mentioned that to help portray the otherworldliness of the Mushi, all Mushi on screen are hand drawn and hand animated. I thought that was a great touch. Another thing that came out of the short Q/A session after, the reason for English OPs is to try and keep (native) watchers from getting in a mood or forming an impression pre-episode.

paragon1
Nov 22, 2010

FULL COMMUNISM NOW


Zorak posted:

I think the idea is that it put him in suspended animation. After all, it was lowering his body temperature abnormally, apparently it basically just shut him down for a bit.

ice does not work that way. you know this.

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ViggyNash
Oct 9, 2012


paragon1 posted:

ice does not work that way. you know this.

Magic ice?

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