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The Best Episodes of Mushi-Shi

Every episode of Mushi-Shi ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Mushi-Shi!

Ginko, a Mushi master, travels from place to place researching the Mushi and helping people who are suffering because of it.

Genres:AnimationDramaSci-Fi & Fantasy

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The best episode of "Mushi-Shi" is "Lingering Crimson", rated 9.3/10 from 3 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by Hiroshi Nagahama. "Lingering Crimson" aired on 11/2/2014 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Hidden Cove".

  • Lingering Crimson
    9.3/10 3 votes

    #1 - Lingering Crimson

    Season 2 Episode 13 - Aired 2014-11-02

    At dusk, about to go home after playing with her friends, a young girl named Akane found a shadow without a caster. On that same day, she disappeared. Several years later, Ginko is told the story of Mikage, a girl who appeared with no memories at Akane's village shortly after the vanishing of the latter.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Hiroshi Nagahama

  • Hidden Cove
    9.3/10 3 votes

    #2 - Hidden Cove

    Season 2 Episode 14 - Aired 2014-11-09

    Yura and Sumi, the former's caretaker, were close friends. Eventually, as they were moved apart, Yura could still feel Sumi's presence. However, whenever that happened, she'd become like an empty shell, worrying her father. As Ginko comes to know of the case, he proceeds to offer them advice, as the condition is caused by a mushi that can connect people's minds.

    Director: Tomihiko Ohkubo

    Writer: Hiroshi Nagahama

  • One-Eyed Fish
    9.0/10 296 votes

    #3 - One-Eyed Fish

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2006-01-15

    "Don't let yourself be blinded by fear and anger. Everything is only as it is..." A boy named Yoki, who's able to see Mushi, was found in the woods by some mysterious lady named Nui with only one eye. It turns out that Yoki was travelling with his mother when a mudslide crushed his mother and he was left all on his own. Yoki's leg later heals itself however he doesn't seem to have anywhere to go so he stays with the Nui and begins to learn some things about the Mushi known as "Tokoyami".

    Director: Kouichirou Sohtome

    Writer: Kinuko Kuwahata

  • The Hand That Caresses the Night
    9.0/10 3 votes

    #4 - The Hand That Caresses the Night

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2014-04-26

    A young man has the power to lure animals to him using a scent issuing from his hand. He inherited this power from his father, and it makes hunting easier. But it makes the meat from his prey taste foul. More serious is the risk of losing his mind to the power and confusing family with prey. There's a cure, but will the boy be willing to give up his power?

    Director: Nobukage Kimura

    Writer: Hiroshi Nagahama

  • Cloudless Rain
    9.0/10 3 votes

    #5 - Cloudless Rain

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2014-05-24

    A woman afflicted by a water-type mushi decides to make use of her condition to help those in need.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Hiroshi Nagahama

  • Valley of the Welling Tide
    9.0/10 3 votes

    #6 - Valley of the Welling Tide

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2014-06-14

    Ginko falls unconscious on a snowy mountain. He is helped by locals who somehow manage to grow their fields despite the weather, mainly because of a worker with unabated stamina. But at what cost does this vigor come?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Hiroshi Nagahama

  • Cushion of Grass
    9.0/10 3 votes

    #7 - Cushion of Grass

    Season 2 Episode 11 - Aired 2014-10-19

    After his encounter with Nui and before becoming a mushishi, young Ginko moved from place to place, due to his condition of attracting mushi. At one point he found himself instructed and cared for by a mushishi named Suguro, in the lands of a dying Mountain Lord. Ginko wonders about his place in the world and the natural order, as Suguro worries that the new Mountain Lord hasn't yet appeared.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Hiroshi Nagahama

  • Fragrant Darkness
    9.0/10 3 votes

    #8 - Fragrant Darkness

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 2014-10-26

    A man feels something vaguely familiar, yet terrifying, as he smells the scent of flowers at night. As an old man, walking through the woods, he finds a tunnel, and is compelled to enter it. While going through it, he reminisces about important events in his life up to that point, but it seems there is something he can't quite recall. Perhaps long ago, the visit of a traveler looking for shelter on a rainy day, might help shed light on the unsettled feeling he has.

    Director: Yasuyuki Fuse

    Writer: Hiroshi Nagahama

  • Thread of Light
    9.0/10 3 votes

    #9 - Thread of Light

    Season 2 Episode 15 - Aired 2014-11-16

    A young boy named Gen troubles his father by being too rough with other kids, who pick on him due to his absent mother. The child, too strong for his age, also claims to be able to see strange creatures that no one else sees. As Ginko arrives at Gen's place, the story behind Gen's strength is revealed as the mushishi recounts the day he met a woman who'd woven a mysterious seamless garment.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Hiroshi Nagahama

  • Sea of Otherworldly Stars
    9.0/10 3 votes

    #10 - Sea of Otherworldly Stars

    Season 2 Episode 16 - Aired 2014-11-23

    Izumi is alone in a world that mirrors our own. Having forgotten how she came to be there, she remains trapped while her family searches in vain. Her father believes she has been kidnapped, while her mother and sister Mizuho believe that she is still inside the house, even though they cannot see her. Ginko crosses into the other world to try to save her.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Hiroshi Nagahama

  • Tree of Eternity
    9.0/10 3 votes

    #11 - Tree of Eternity

    Season 2 Episode 20 - Aired 2014-12-21

    A restless man, Kanta, on his way home to his wife and young daughter (Futaba), sits down to rest in a forest. He is tired and thirsty so he eats a red fruit that was lying on the ground near him, and gives thanks to the plum. Some time after this, he starts having vivid memories both in his dreams and while awake of times going back before his birth. He goes looking for a huge tree but finding it does not make him happy.

    Director: Kouichirou Sohtome

    Writer: Hiroshi Nagahama

  • The Cotton Changeling
    8.7/10 204 votes

    #12 - The Cotton Changeling

    Season 1 Episode 21 - Aired 2006-05-14

    A lady named Aki discovered a green stain on her wedding gown, one year later she gave birth to a boy who, now grown up, has the same marks on his body. It turns out that the boy was originally born not as a human but as some shapeless green blob, which then turned into a human. Her husband asks for Ginko's help yet he is unable to save her son because it's the work of a "Watahaki".

    Director: Toshinori Narita

    Writer: Yuka Yamada

  • The Warbling Seashell
    8.7/10 3 votes

    #13 - The Warbling Seashell

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2014-04-12

    Near a village by the sea, a girl lives with her father on a secluded crag. She wants to make friends, but her father, for some reason, doesn't want her associating with the village people. When Ginko arrives, he finds a mushi that's an omen of disaster. Will the girl's father be able to forgive past events and help the village?

    Director: Kouichirou Sohtome

    Writer: Hiroshi Nagahama

  • Beneath the Snow
    8.7/10 3 votes

    #14 - Beneath the Snow

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2014-04-19

    Ginko visits a village where it snows most of the year to study snow mushi. He finds a boy with a strange affliction that causes snow to fall on him perpetually. He's become insensitive to the cold, and warmth is painful for him. It's dangerous for him to expose himself to the cold so much, but he doesn't even seem to care.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Hiroshi Nagahama

  • Mirror Lake
    8.7/10 3 votes

    #15 - Mirror Lake

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2014-05-03

    Ginko encounters a young woman being followed by a mysterious, watery creature. The woman becomes weak, and her family believes it to be lovesickness. Ginko reveals the truth of the mushi attached to her, but the woman must decide whether to give up her body to the mushi, or to dispel it and continue living.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Hiroshi Nagahama

  • Wind Raiser
    8.7/10 3 votes

    #16 - Wind Raiser

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2014-06-07

    While on board a boat, Ginko meets a young man who has developed a connection to a flock of bird-type mushi able to create wind.

    Director: Kouichirou Sohtome, Ryo Miyata

    Writer: Hiroshi Nagahama

  • Azure Waters
    8.7/10 3 votes

    #17 - Azure Waters

    Season 2 Episode 17 - Aired 2014-11-30

    Ginko encounters Yuuta, a boy who is excellent at swimming and fishing but has webbed hands and cold skin. After discovering the boy's unnatural affinity for water, he sets out to treat the rain mushi causing his strange behavior.

    Director: Yasuyuki Fuse

    Writer: Hiroshi Nagahama

  • Inside the Cage
    8.6/10 203 votes

    #18 - Inside the Cage

    Season 1 Episode 14 - Aired 2006-01-29

    While resting in a bamboo forest, Ginko is approached by an odd man named Kisuke, who tells Ginko that he has been lost in the forest for 3 years. Ginko seems to have also become lost, and decides to go off and figure something out about the forest. After managing to get out of the forest, Ginko figures out that it's the work of a "Magaridake".

    Director: Kazu Yokota

    Writer: Yuka Yamada

  • A Sea of Brushes
    8.6/10 175 votes

    #19 - A Sea of Brushes

    Season 1 Episode 20 - Aired 2006-03-12

    Ginko arrives at a secluded place, to meet an old acquaintance, who seems to be in charge of a large volume of archival, confidential text. Ginko is allowed to read it, and discovers it is the work of Tan'yu, a writer. Tan'yu is the descendant of the Karibusa family, being born with a black mark on a part of their body.

    Director: Kouichirou Sohtome, Hiroshi Nagahama

    Writer: Kinuko Kuwahata

  • String from the Sky
    8.3/10 162 votes

    #20 - String from the Sky

    Season 1 Episode 19 - Aired 2006-03-05

    Seijirou is fascinated by the stars and enjoys stargazing. One day he was by the riverbed with the village nanny Fuki when she notices a string coming down the sky and as she tries to pull all of a sudden she disappears, right before Seijirou's eye. Ginko is travelling through the mountains and is being followed by a peculiar girl. It turns out that it's Fuki, who has been exposed to a strong Mushi presence and can't be seen by anyone.

    Director: Shintaro Inokawa

    Writer: Aki Itami

  • Banquet at the Forest's Edge
    8.3/10 3 votes

    #21 - Banquet at the Forest's Edge

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2014-04-05

    A sake brewer once lost his way home and chanced upon a strange ceremony. There, he tasted a sweet, glowing sake that he's never been able to forget. Years later, his son has followed in his footsteps and is trying to brew a sake to match his dad's. When he, too, encounters a late-night ceremony, he pretends to be part of it, meeting Ginko during the occasion.

    Director: Kouichirou Sohtome, Hiroshi Nagahama

    Writer: Hiroshi Nagahama

  • Floral Delusion
    8.3/10 3 votes

    #22 - Floral Delusion

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2014-05-10

    Ginko meets a woman with a striking beauty that lacks all five senses and according to the man who takes care of her, is over 80 years old and has lived in his family for generations. While investigating the mushi responsible for it, Ginko discovers an even darker secret involving the two.

    Director: Ryo Miyata

    Writer: Hiroshi Nagahama

  • Lightning's End
    8.3/10 3 votes

    #23 - Lightning's End

    Season 2 Episode 18 - Aired 2014-12-07

    Multiple lightning strikes have been observed hitting the same tree, and Ginko investigates. He meets a strange boy who attracts lightning to himself due to a mushi's influence. His mother believes he is doing it to spite her and struggles with the fact that she doesn't love her child.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Hiroshi Nagahama

  • The Pillow Pathway
    8.2/10 229 votes

    #24 - The Pillow Pathway

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2005-11-13

    Ginko hears a rumor around town that a man is has prophetic dreams every once in a while. He suspects that Mushi are living in his dreams. He gives the man medicine to keep them under control and says he will come back when he has used about all of them. When Ginko returns, the village is deserted and torn up. Ginko finds the man alone in is house. The man then tells him about what happened while he was away.

    Director: Kouichirou Sohtome

    Writer: Yuka Yamada

  • Where Sea Meets Man
    8.2/10 195 votes

    #25 - Where Sea Meets Man

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2005-12-11

    Ginko is waiting along the sea shore, for a transport to get him across the bay when he meets a man called Shirou, who lost his wife under strange circumstances. Ginko seems interested and decides to listen to his story about how he lost his wife in a swarm of sea snakes, during fog. Ginko later comes back with information on the Mushi that caused the bizarre events.

    Director: Toshinori Narita

    Writer: Yuka Yamada