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Mushishi 5

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"TABI WO SURU NUMA (THE TRAVELLING SWAMP)"

Story from: Volume 1, Chapter 5

Summary: We begin with Ginko and his friend the collection, Adashino, trying to sell the objects from previous episodes. In return he requires a favour, telling him how he had encountered the girl with the green hair on his way there - in the middle of a swamp. She shares her story, then disappears with the swamp as it floods out to die in the sea. Ginko wonders if he's done the right thing in the past (with Shinra and Renzu), and so he asks Adashino for his help in saving her since she shouldn't necessarily have to die with the swamp as a sacrifice for a second time. In the end, they find her, transparent from the swamp, and the village is given new life with new fish from the river, and her name becomes Io. As Ginko leaves Adashino's place, he counts four new suicidal swamps surging endlessly out toward the sea.

Review: Hayashibara Megumi did the voice of Io - and what chilled me is that she seemed to have the exact dead voice of Rei when she was in the form of the green haired girl. "I will become apart of the sea", she said, and damned if it was eerie to Rei's emotionless and dead voice. That aside, I'm glad they're keeping pace with the manga and linking it all together. Great job so far, guys.

[edit] From the wonderful Garten, a correction on who did the voice of Io:
Megumi Hayashibara didn't voice Io. The official site list the VA as Satou Rina (Negi Springfield in Negima). So unfortunately, no Megumi yet. But hey, Ueda Yuuji (Morita Shinobu) as Adashino-sensei!

Thanks for clearing that up! Still, the vocal likeness to Rei is alarming. Good show guys!

1 Comments:

  • At 8:43 AM, Blogger Garten said…

    Megumi Hayashibara didn't voice Io. The official site list the VA as Satou Rina (Negi Springfield in Negima). So unfortunately, no Megumi yet. But hey, Ueda Yuuji (Morita Shinobu) as Adashino-sensei!

     

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