Almost fell asleep watching the 2nd episode of this. Should I even continue? The first two episodes weren't very impressive.
I'm not sure what kind of show you were expecting going into this.
You have shit taste.
Just watch something else. Perhaps Kill la Kill will be epic enough for you.
If you don't like it, don't watch it
I don't know. I was expecting it to be good, I suppose. The atmosphere is quite soothing but so far nothing else has been that great.
Kill la Kill is shit.
The atmosphere is the main reason people like the show. If that's not enough for you then you should watch something else.
3/4 episode rule. If you don't like it after that watch something else.
1/10 since you're getting replies.
This, if you don't like the idea of being rocked to sleep by the supernatural, then mushi-shi isn't for you
Oh wow you have such shit taste. Mushishi isn't a battle shounen, its a chill, beautiful and artistic show. The storys,the characters,the music, the animation and art style are all god tier. My favorite thing about the show is atmosphere and weird shit they come up with.
If you want my advise dude, don't marathon the show. I watched about 2 or 3 episodes a week and loved it. I honestly think this is the first time I have seen someone bash this show on /a/
It's not the shows fault you are too stupid to appreciate it.
This is one of those shows where nothing ever happens but everyone circlejerks over it because it's old-ish and "classy".
>I don't like something
>I even tried a couple episodes
>better go make an inflammatory post on /a/
This is pretty shit logic. It's not like the show (so far) is anything special, and it doesn't real deal with any deep themes. I seriously doubt all the people that praise it even understand why they are praising it, and only praise it to show that they have good taste.
It's a very slow show. If you don't enjoy it after the first two episodes you probably shouldn't continue since it isn't going to get any better.
I wanted to know if it improved; not my fault that people get angry I don't like the same things as t hem.
I know it's episodic, so are the first two episodes considered some of the better ones, or are they some of the weaker? That is really all I wanted to hear.
It's one of the most overrated shows on /a/, even moreso than Madoka. Honestly, it would make a better OP image for "ITT: Overrated Shit" than Monster.
Too obvious OP.
Not enjoying something is inflammatory, that's rich.
Once you finally accept your lack of taste (as everyone is pointing out), you'll realize what a pleb you are and how paradoxical it is for you to think you know anything, whatsoever.
I like the second and third episodes a lot
the first was a little weak
my favorite is pretty deep in but it doesn't get "generally better"
So no, if you didn't like the first two, you won't like the rest of the series
The show feels monster of the week until you get to the middle where the plot hits you hard, and a lot of things start to make sense.
For the first 13 episodes you get Ginko solving Mushishi problems that get in the way of regular old life. It's a sprinkle of supernatural to a historical setting, which leads to good characters and a fantastic atmosphere. If the first four episodes can't get you into it, then you're better off dropping it. You might enjoy it a few years down the road.
You shouldn't really expect something mindblowing, since they keep the mellow mood through. Since Season 2's coming, just watch a few more to see whether you grow to like it or not.
Now, now, Mushishit has its place there already.
How can it be overrated when it's the best anime ever made? If anything it's vastly underrated, mainly because of morons with ADD.
I just started watching this show recently as well. Only just finished Ep 4 though.
It's a slow show certainly. I don't think it's amazing or anything, but it's certainly not shit either. I like some aspects of the show, and I can appreciate it for being more creative than most other shows out there.
If you didn't enjoy the first ep don't bother watch the rest. They're all pretty equal.
alright settle down man, all you are doing is making people hate each other (possibly on purpose)
>being rocked to sleep
Why bother watching something if you're just going to fall asleep?
>Not liking a show
For real? Someone's opinion, which affects you in absolutely no way whatsoever is "inflammatory"?
Jesus fuck you're such a stupid piece of shit. That was inflammatory.
>Almost fell asleep watching the 2nd episode of this
>Almost fell asleep
That's the point of the show. It's supposed to be a relaxing experience.
>best anime ever made
>calling anything the best anime ever made
are you really this retarded
>It's supposed to be a relaxing experience.
That's such a cop out excuse.
Any show can be "relaxing". Give some actual explanations for why it's good.
I don't literally mean I fall asleep, just saying it is relaxing
>Any show can be "relaxing".
If you're an idiot.
I always feel like I need to watch more after each episode.
>Voices too quiet
>Turn up volume
>Character yells or some noise from an object
>MY FUCKING EARS HOLY SHIT
That's my reason for dropping it twice, the show doesn't know what fucking volume it wants to be at.
>If you're an idiot.
Good one! XDDD
Not him but doesn't there like have to be the best anime ever made? I mean even if there are many good series one of them has to be the best.
Yeah, that must be it. Everybody who likes it only THINKS that they like it, but they are all just fooling themselves into perpetuating the idea that liking Mushishi will make them seem to have good taste. And everybody but you is falling for it.
>Almost fell asleep
I know it's comfy but damn nigga
It's not for everyone.
Especially if you're impatient and expect all of your anime to be cowboy bebop, like some tool.
No. There doesn't, because saying something is "the best" is an opinion.
Good one! XDDD
And considering where we are, opinions can be right or wrong.
The third episode is the worst.
I generally think the show gets better. I feel like the first 3 episodes are a little bit out of place compared to the rest of the series. Like the author didn't know what direction she wanted to go in yet. But if you didn't enjoy the first 2 I highly doubt you'd enjoy the rest.
The fact that mushishi is relaxing isn't what makes it a good show. For people claiming that it's the greatest thing ever I'm kind of amazed that "relaxing" is the best virtue you can point out in it.
What makes mushishi good is the way Ginko embodies virtuous moral ambiguity, and deconstructs prejudices based on fear and dogma, or acts as a neutralizer between two benign entities (mushi and humans) when they are incompatible. It's basically a discourse on peaceful conflict resolution and man's relationship with the unknown. While it has a relaxing atmosphere, it's not the atmosphere that makes it good: it's Ginko as a character.
It has it's moments but in general the pacing is slow and it's not that excitable.
I'd recommend giving it a few more episodes, see if you warm up to the protag
You shouldn't put any stock in what children say is objective.
No, it's comfy.
>All these faggots getting assravaged over someone simply saying they aren't enjoying Mushishi
Why are there so many children in this thread? I thought Mushishi was supposed to be a show for mature adults?
My favourite are 6 and 7.
While I appreciate that you're trying to actual bring up valid points and actual criticism (I really mean this by the way), please stop using the word "deconstruction".
How's that saying go about people that think they are smarter than others tend to be the dumbest people around.
It's still the most mellow show you're gonna find of it's kind.
This is 4chan. There are tons of kids running rampant unfortunately. You can tell when you're talking to one when they proclaim their opinions are really facts, when they get upset for someone disliking something they like, or when they insert the word "shit" into a show's title in an attempt to be clever.
Your best bet is to avoid replying to them at all costs. Further conversation will only end up making you intensely frustrated.
Yet you're crying over people not accepting your opinion.
That's your opinion though. I respect that but please don't say this as if that was the truth or had any trace of objectivity in it.
>For people claiming that it's the greatest thing ever I'm kind of amazed that "relaxing" is the best virtue you can point out in it.
I'm not claiming it's the best thing ever but why wouldn't that be possible?
I didn't use the word deconstruction. You're retarded.
Mine are 8, 9, 14, and 19.
Also, forgot to mention,
I do agree with your point
>it's Ginko as a character.
I'm only a few episodes into the show so far but I do like how they tease away his mystique throughout the episodes. Ep 2 for example when you find out that he really does only have one eye and the kids are wondering how he lost his eye in the first place (whether it was by staring into the glowing stream like the girl did, etc.).
I don't think the show is amazing or anything thus far but I like how they are slowly revealing aspects of Ginko as a character through his interactions.
It's not my opinion, it's literally the substance of the main conflict in every episode throughout the entire show.
I might just start hating this show on the basis that it's fanbase is apparently irredeemably retarded.
>and deconstructs prejudices bas...
Yes you did.
You should probably go back there. I think their style of discussion would better suit your special needs.
verbs and nouns are not the same thing
how do you even breathe
Not him, but those are two entirely different thing.
You still used it. You're just grasping at straws at this point.
No. Not in the context it was used. You could say "it deconstructs" or "it's a deconstruction of" and it would mean essentially the same thing.
To deconstruct is different from a literary deconstruction. They do not mean remotely the same things.
If you're implying that I think I'm smarter than others I'd be the first to tell you that I'm an idiot that at least recognizes when other idiots speak.
did you really just write this
did you really just say it's a deconstruction of means the same thing as it deconstructs
>nouns and verbs are basically the same thing
is this the real life
What you take away from the show, and consider its high points, are unequivocally opinions.
Are you retarded?
>>nouns and verbs are basically the same thing
Did you really just write this?
Are you really trying to pull a straw man this hard?
Thanks for putting words in my mouth.
>didn't say what you said I did
>grasping at straws
I have no reaction image for this
>Are you retarded?
If you're not from there, then crawl back into whatever cesspit you came from.
>No guys I said "it deconstructs" not "it's a deconstruction of"! It's totally and completely different in meaning despite the context in which the word was used!
I have no reaction image for this.
Why are all you tumblrites so fucking stupid?
No. You are obviously.
I'm home. Where are you?
I'm putting words in your mouth because you don't seem to understand how words function. Let me try and explain it to you.
To deconstruct is an action which a subject can do or be subject to. A deconstruction is an object. They do not mean even close to the same thing.
I would focus on the fact that deconstruct holds none of the associated meanings that deconstruction does in terms of technical meaning. Deconstruct is merely to break apart.
I just can't imagine someone being this stupid.
Oh you're trolling me. Well done. It's been a long time since someone made me bite so hard. sasuga /a/
>labeling everyone on 4chan as children
>saying their opinions have no worth
Yeah, your post definitely doesn't give off a feeling of patronizing superiority at all.
>A deconstruction is an object.
Wow. You're even stupider than I thought.
>They do not mean even close to the same thing.
That's why they share the same root word right? Because they mean completely different things? I suppose you'll tell me also that a deconstruction doesn't "deconstruct" things too?
Holy fuck how hard can you play this stupid game of mental gymnastics to try and not appear like a total mouth breathing idiot?
Regardless, my initial point wasn't even to insult you. Was just pointing out that the use of the word "deconstruction" (or derivatives thereof, including "deconstructs" TOTALLY DIFFERENT WORD GUYS REALLY) makes you look like tumblr scum that doesn't know what the fuck the word even means in the first place but they throw it around anyways. So far you've succeeded in proving to be a quick to anger tumblr piece of shit though so I guess my initial fears have only been validated by your reactions.
Is this what Mushishi threads look like today? Is this a harbinger for Season 2?
I didn't label "everyone on 4chan as children" though. I said there were lots of children on this site. Which there clearly are if you've been here for even a day.
Good job on your reading comprehension though there slugger. I'm sure you'll get the hang of all that tricky nuance eventually.
silly anon, I've already realized that you couldn't possibly be this retarded and were luring me into your elaborate ruse. No one would ever think that "deconstructs prejudices based on dogma and fear" meant the same thing as "is a deconstruction of prejudices based on dogma and fear".
You got me good though.
You almost got me again with labeling understanding the English language "mental gymnastics" though.
>Backpedaling this hard
>Still putting words in my mouth
>Derp you're just trolling
My issue was with the word "deconstructs". Not your point. You should probably go back and read the thread if you think otherwise.
Why do I even bother talking to retards like you?
Is it possible that somebody doesn't like something that's popular?
I love mushishi, it's alright if you don't op, just know that YOU HAVE SHIT TASTE. HOLY SHIT FUCK YOU[/poiler]
>labeling understanding the English language "mental gymnastics"
That wasn't claimed anywhere in the post. Can you read?
Because you're retarded and are easily entertained enough to enjoy watching other people on the internet marvel at your stupidity? Is that it?
No. I think it's some form of masochism perhaps. Or some futile attempt to make contact with others in this world that legitimately aren't completely fucking retarded. So far my search has been largely fruitless.
Please kill yourself. You've already established that you think deconstructs and deconstruction mean the same thing. It's your only hope at this point.
You should probably leave, and don't bother coming back till you can actually read or hold an actual discussion.
I mean, seriously, did you even read a single word in this thread or are you going to keep attacking straw men all evening?
I just deconstructed a Lego building. Oh shit m8, someone send this to the academic titans, I just applied Derridean philosophy to a tangible object!
I've read every post you've made and they've all been equally irrational. Would you like to know just how irrational they've been?
It is clear hardly anyone in this thread knows that exactly makes Mushishi a good show. All they do is spew insults and shallow opinions without giving ANY robust and well thought reason why it is good.
>they've all been equally irrational.
You sure have a funny way of understanding rational thought.
Kill yourself you piece of shit.
It's good because I enjoyed it. I don't see any real reason to look into it more than that.
Way to prove his point idiot.
What a coincidence, I think YOU'RE retarded!
I don't really give a shit what you think.
A+ thread would read again.
tbh I find it completely interesting, only seen 5 episodes so far, and to me it feels like more or less like a show where it takes me through the world with Ginko, explaining several phenomena with a supernatural twist.
If you didn't want something like that then don't bother.
No, because they're too busy arguing over the intricacies of the English language.
>Inserting shit into a title.
You can leave now.
Don't bother coming back either.
It's okay anon I agree with you.
I think instead of doing that I'll continue to point out how irredeemably fucking stupid you are for everyone reading this thread to witness. Feel free to continue arguing because you don't care about what I think though.
No, drop that shit hard as you can, and read the manga instead.
Why don't you just talk about fucking Mushishi?
Good job. You're actually starting to learn how to put big, difficult words into different contexts. Before long you'll actually be able to speak the language like a competent person.
This thread has turned to shit already, so I'm just going to go out and say it. The dub for this is really good, like one of the best I've heard. There aren't many shows that have good dubs, and usually I can't tolerate hearing the characters in English after watching sub; however, this was GOOD. It also helped me make better sense of the story and charater interactions.
Not gonna lie. My main beef about this show is how the main character dresses in modern clothes when everything around him screams ANCIENT JAPAN yet no one points it out to him.
Holy shit could you be any madder?
>It also helped me make better sense of the story and charater interactions.
If a dub helps you get a better sense of what's going on that's because it's giving you a wrong sense of what's going on.
>Feel free to continue arguing because you don't care about what I think though.
No. I think I'll just leave you with your retardation and actually go back to discussing the show. Have fun "pointing out how stupid I am to everyone" I guess. Hope it makes you feel smarter somehow.
I seriously hope you aren't the anon who thinks deconstruct and deconstruction mean the same thing because they're cognates.
My my. Busting out the big old dictionary are we?
Hey /a/! This guy is fucking retarded! Please read the thread for a demonstration!
Was there ever a reason given for that?
Yes. That's exactly what I'm doing.
Backpedaling. You insulted the site as an institution for children. When you start to disregard the definitive customs and so on that represent a group, that is no different than slander to everything here.
It's a better stoner show than FLCL and Space Dandy combined. I'll give it that much.
Please don't insult big dictionaries
As a dictionary otaku, I assure you that both big and small dictionaries can be very good
No. It's really just you misunderstanding what was said.
>insulted the site as an institution for children.
No. That was never stated. Saying children go to a site is not the same thing as labeling the entire site as "an institution for children." Please learn to read.
This thread is pure shit, and the mushishi fanbase shall forevermore be inscribed on the stone altar of retarded fanbases.
Show me a fanbase that isn't retarded and I'll show you a lie.
will you really
you sure get it, don't you?
Calm down. It was a joke.
how about instead you kill yourself
'm just gonna say OP, there is nothing in this world that can convince me Mushishi is bad. It pleases me on a thematic and aesthetic level, and although it might not be dramatic, fast-paced, "entertaining" as you will, it is absolutley engaging if you allow yourself to be pulled into the atmosphere of the show.
My little innocuous comment got under your skin a bit huh?
Not a misunderstanding of what's right there, maybe you should have typed it differently then?
You never said children go to a site, you just responded to a blanket statement of 4chan as being of children that you believe are unintelligent.
No, I'm trying to offer you life advice. You should kill yourself as soon possible for the good of everyone who's ever had the misfortune of meeting you.
OP, calm down, there's no need for such childish passive aggression over the internet
Bartender > Mushishi
Its comical how mad people are in this thread. I don't think I could ever get this upset talking about anime on an anonymous imageboard.
>I don't think I could ever get this upset talking about anime on an anonymous imageboard.
then you are too mature for 4chan
Please Anonymous, we know you get just as angry sometimes.
I'll take up this challenge.
>Straight Title Robot Anime
What do I win?
Literally what was said:
>There are tons of kids running rampant unfortunately.
>Further description of characteristics of said children.
>You never said children go to a site
That is what I said though. I even implied lots of kids go to a site.
>responded to a blanket statement of 4chan as being of children that you believe are unintelligent.
Incorrect. Please learn to read rather than putting words in my mouth.
please god above
murder everyone in this thread when they wake up tomorrow morning
Straight Title Robot Anime is shit and it's fanbase is retarded. You win nothing.
Literally not my post, nice try though. Try the ones I've been directly referring to this whole time.
I hope he murders you first. You clearly deserve it.
Try not being so literally retarded.
You sound frustrated over your fuck up.
>Literally not my post, nice try though.
Probably because I was referring back to what was said originally and what you seem to have issue with. Wow, you sure are smart.
me too anon. Popped in this thread to encourage OP to keep watching one of my favorite shows, but since it appears to have all gone to shit I'm just gonna have to keep my own opinion and move on. Ya'll fuck ups.
no capitalization or punctuation can redeem your stupidity unfortunately
Only a swift death can redeem you. I will pray for you.
>implying Madoka has any jurisdiction on non-magical grills
You don't even know who you're talking to at this point. You should probably leave.
You sound frustrated with your lack of capacity for thought.
God damn you argue like a butthurt reddit athiest. Your point and correctness gets across perfectly fine without some sarcastic and demeaning direct insult at the end of it.
You should probably stop being so fucking stupid.
This the best anime Ever with cowboy bebop you just can't miss this. If you are expecting some stupid students Japanese super natural series like all of the fags here do not continue
>you argue like a butthurt reddit athiest.
I wouldn't know what a "butthurt reddit atheist" argues like in the first place.
Maybe stop being so wrong and stupid and people wouldn't be sarcastic and demeaning?
Wow, nice one. You sure told me.
Well it's really not my fault you believe everyone in this thread is just you and one other person you are arguing with. It's implausible that someone else could jump in and respond to you at any given time and say something new. I guess the "dumbest people" thing did apply.
I'm a third party in this argument, I have not made any points that could be wrong or right, just pointed how fucking retarded you all are for arguing like manbabies who think their point is enhanced by petty and unrelated insults.
So you don't even know who you're talking to at this point and you don't even know what you're trying to argue?
Thanks for admitting it I guess.
You can leave now. For real. Just leave.
You can stop feigning ignorance any time rebbit.
Insults aren't necessarily used to "enhance" a point, but rather used when they are deserved.
Yeah, you sure got me. I go to reddit every day and love arguing like a "butthurt reddit atheist" with all my butthurt friends. At reddit. That's what I love to do.
Please kill yourselves as soon as possible.
Ginko rules, don't pay attention to fags here, go on and watch the episodes
You're the one claiming someone sounds like someone from reddit in the first place. How do you not see the irony in this?
There's nothing wrong on my end. I jumped in to say opinions are treated as fact signifying the point where you started arguing with me from that point forward.
I'm in the same boat as OP, I watched the first two episodes and don't really think I like it. I normally do appreciate relaxing shows that are heavy on atmosphere, but I don't feel that from Mushishi.
I didn't know fedoras could be as autistic as us but you sure proved me wrong.
>This entire thread.
not even directed at the right person
damn, people are dumb when on the defensive
>used when they are deserved
ah, I see. You are just a horrible person. I've discovered the reason you didn't like Mushishi! It is a show for good people with good taste and you are none of those things.
>I'll break out the fedora card! That will sure show him how lame he is XDDD
>You are just a horrible person.
This is 4chan. Nobody here is a good person. We're all varying degrees of horrible.
>I've discovered the reason you didn't like Mushishi!
But I do like Mushishi. I don't think it's amazing or anything but I do like it.
Literally these rebbitors >>101364257 >>101364489
I know you're new to this, but "anonymous" doesn't protect your identity as much as you would like.
You'll just deny it and say I shopped it though.
well leddit, this has been a truly enlightening thread
I'll think I'll just fill us up with some good vibes while we're at each other's throats
>Straight Title Robot Anime is shit and it's fanbase is retarded
>I'll show you a lie
Looks like I win, m8.
Well you seem autistic enough and you had enough time so yeah I will.
How do you win? I just objectively, factually proved that Straight Title Robot Anime fanbase is retarded.
Why do I bother even talking to fucking retards like you?
I swear I can feel myself becoming dumber just trying to communicate with you in your gutter language.
Fuck, I like you.
well anons, looks like all of the official watercolor art scans I have are over the image size limit
I'd recommend a short looks through zerochan if you're interested, they really are beautiful
Why are you guys being so mean to each other in this thread?
truthfully, most of us are united against the front of a shitposter with shit taste who is shitting his smelly stinky shit all over a beloved anime of ours and when we raised a stink about it he began insulting us in childish arguments that involved making up shit that we'd said or not said and directly taking shits all over the thread.
Actually I'm pretty sure we're united in our desire for you to kill yourself.
>when we raised a stink
alright, you got me, I'm ten years old and chuckling.
you don't mean that
OH haha GOOD one WOW I did NOT see that coming you are SO clever!
I've been watching two episodes per night. Good for late night cozyness. Except most of them seem to be pretty heartbreaking.
what should I watch tonight /a/? Mushishi, Mononoke, Kino no tabe?
Aria the animation
If you can handle the art style and animation, watch Mononoke.
Thanks. I thought really long and hard to try to come up with it.
If you watch Mononoke, watch Ayakashi (the last 3 eps, I believe) first.
Mushishi, it is just a nice slow paced anime, nice chill watch.
I've watched them all before except for Kino no tabe, which is the one whose art style i couldn't stand
I love Mononoke, I'd be hard pressed to choose between it and Mushishi for a favorite of that genre... but I've never watched the Ayakashi episodes
ugh, you are just awful
just because a show is 'deep' doesnt make it good
mushishi is a shit tier show made slightly watchable by good visuals
Make up your mind.
You couldn't stand Kino no Tabe's art style? Did it even have one besides a regular anime style??
Watch the Mononoke Ayakashi episodes. They're beast. As good if not better than majority of the stories in the show.
I'll have to give it another go, but it was probably because I saw the promotional art, which is gorgeous, and then the show style, the way kino looked, was not even recognizable and quite flat and ugly in comparison.
I watched Mononoke's first arc before watching the Ayakashi episodes, and it was pretty confusing (and I didn't really know if the parts I found confusing were intentionally so).
After watching the episodes it made sense, though.
i haven't watched Mononoke yet, but between Kino No Tabi and Mushishi, Kino is probably the one I prefer, but only slightly. Watch Kino tonight, and Mushishi tomorrow.
>this fucking thread
Never seen this show but I'll sure as hell avoid it now. You're all fucking cancer.
Don't let the few assholes one the thread bother you, they're just arguing about the semantics of the English language because they're autists. Shouldn't let the fanbase of the show affect your view of it anyways, especially when it's something as fantastic as Mushishi.
In the thread, rather. Don't know why I mix one with in so much.
Probably because you can't speak English.
That's the point. Now fuck off m8.
Don't ever watch this show.
It's shit and only shitty people like it.
I'll watch the last three episodes of Ayakashi, then start Kino. then fall asleep listening to Mushishi's OP
s2 starts next season which will be the return of "mushishit" threads
Is this really a mushishi thread?
not at all
It's been too long since I've read behind-the-scenes stuff on Mushishi, but I think they meant Ginko to perpetually seem out of place because he's a traveler and has abilities no one else has.
No this is a troll thread with random trash and bait posts all over it, leave it while you still can.
God damn the quality of this torrent sucks.
Why is it so difficult to find old releases?
AB masterrace here. No idea what you're talking about.
Why is there so much suffering?
>if ginko won't die to one of the mushi he hunts then he will just disappear into the darkness one day
>the scribe girl will still be waiting for him
There's really nothing special about the show. I've watched the first six episodes, and while I haven't been disappointed, they sure haven't impressed me, either. It's not bad, just far from compelling.
The stories are structured very simply; Mushi can be anything, and the rules that apply to them are just as arbitrary.Yes, this is so the show can explore a breadth of themes and re-imagine a number of eastern folk tales; but I find it hard to care about anything happening in the show when it's in-universe structure is almost completely arbitrary, and a set of interesting characters to create a sense of intrigue is non-existent.
If anything, Mushishi requires the viewer to be largely unfamiliar with story structures to be engrossed; or to be watching primarily for music and art, with storytelling itself as a vehicle, instead of the other way around. This is fine, and it doesn't render Mushishi a piece of shit or anything, but not being able to tell the difference is a sure sign of having an opinion that is irrelevant to any real discussion of the show.
It doesn't help that most Mushishi fans seem to just assert that it's amazing, and that if you disagree, you're wrong, but that tends to be the case on /a/.
Personally, I enjoyed looking at Ginko as a bridge between supernatural shamanic tradition and modern rationalist medicine. Doctor as wizard vs. doctor as scientist, if you will. The problems he encounters would be considered paranormal by most people, but he nevertheless treats them as fundamentally understandable, in terms of interactions between different life forms.