Mushi Shi is an experience like no other in the world of Japanese, or indeed worldwide, animation. A hypnotic, dreamlike narrative which unfolds over 26 episodes, this, in my opinion, is in the top tier of anime titles available.
Traveling with Ginko (the Mushi Shi of the title) through the various houses and villages of this beautifully realised Japan is like traveling with an old, dear friend and soaking up his wisdom. And as another reviewer so succinctly put it, the only shame is it has to come to an end. But like all the best anime titles, we are left wanting more.
A title, along with GITS, Deathnote, FMA and Cowboy Bebop I return to again and again. Excellence!