Thursday, March 21, 2013
Mushishi Volume 2
The story suffers from "monster of the week" syndrome which I don't always despise. There are tons of Manga/comics where this approach makes me happy and satisfied as long as the over-all story has a bigger, more meaningful plot in the background. However, there is apparently no more volumes published in English for this series. Sadness.
The art is quite typical of serious manga and not un-lovely. However it's not particularly stimulating or original in any way. I recommend reading it for it's ideas but that's about all.
I did really like the last story arc of Mushi that actually imitate humanity. It reminds me of "the body snatchers" and a bit of the old Changeling folk tales from Ireland.