Mushishi Volume 1

Yuki Urushibara Del Rey Comics & Graphic Novels

THEY HAVE EXISTED SINCE THE DAWN OF TIME. Some live in the deep darkness behind your eyelids. Some eat silence. Some thoughtlessly kill. Some simply drive men mad. Shortly after life emerged from the primordial ooze, these deadly creatures, mushi, came into terrifying being. And they still exist and wreak havoc in the world today. Ginko, a young man with a sardonic smile, has the knowledge and skill to save those plagued by mushi . . . perhaps.

ISBN10 : 0345496213 , ISBN13 : 9780345496218

Page Number : 0

Mushishi Vol 3

Yuki Urushibara Del Rey Comic books, strips, etc

They live on the shadowy border between the possible and the impossible–ancient life-forms known as mushi. Rare is the individual who can see them, but those with that special ability, the mushishi, can counter the creatures’ deadly effects on humans. After a young boy is orphaned in the forest, he is saved by a reclusive female mushishi. But the lake near the mushishi’s home holds a deadly secret, and the boy must find out what it is before his only friend is lost forever.

ISBN10 : STANFORD:36105131967213 , ISBN13 :

Page Number : 268


Yuki Urushibara Kodansha Comics Comics & Graphic Novels

Ginko is a Mushishi, or a mushi master. He travels around Japan studying and controlling mushi, otherworldly beings that often latch on to humans in harmful ways. They live in a boy's ears and feed on sounds, they breed in a girl's eyes, and they even infect a man's dreams. The illustrations of their wide-eyed, haunted victims should draw readers into the story, and the layouts are inventive, with overlapping panels of varying shapes and sizes and cinematic, abrupt cuts between panels.

ISBN10 : 9781612627571 , ISBN13 : 1612627579

Page Number : 242

Mushishi 1

Yuki Urushibara Turtleback Books Comic books, strips, etc

Mushi have been around since shortly after life came out of the primordial ooze. They're everywhere; some live behind your eyelids, some eat silence, some kill, and some drive men mad. Ginko is a mushishi, or mushi master, and has the ability to help those who are plagued by mushi.

ISBN10 : 1417784504 , ISBN13 : 9781417784509

Page Number : 0

Mu Shi Shi

Yuki Urushibara Del Rey Comic books, strips, etc

Ginko is sent on a fact-finding expedition to discover what the head of an ancient clan of mushishi is doing in an isolated, abandoned Japanese village. But the answer may be more than Ginko can handle: the Ragged Road he is investigating leads to mushi that can leave a man worse than dead! Includes special extras after the story!

ISBN10 : STANFORD:36105132776274 , ISBN13 :

Page Number : 244

Japanese Mythology In Film

Yoshiko Okuyama Lexington Books Art

A cyborg detective hunts for a malfunctioning sex doll that turns itself into a killing machine. A Heian-era Taoist slays evil spirits with magic spells from yin-yang philosophy. A young mortician carefully prepares bodies for their journey to the afterlife. A teenage girl drinks a cup of life-giving sake, not knowing its irreversible transformative power. These are scenes from the visually enticing, spiritually eclectic media of Japanese movies and anime. The narratives of courageous heroes and heroines and the myths and legends of deities and their abodes are not just recurring motifs of the cinematic fantasy world. They are pop culture’s representations of sacred subtexts in Japan. Japanese Mythology in Film takes a semiotic approach to uncovering such religious and folkloric tropes and subtexts embedded in popular Japanese movies and anime. Part I introduces film semiotics with plain definitions of terminology. Through familiar cinematic examples, it emphasizes the myth-making nature of modern-day film and argues that semiotics can be used as a theoretical tool for reading film. Part II presents case studies of eight popular Japanese films as models of semiotic analysis. While discussing each film’s use of common mythological motifs such as death and rebirth, its case study also unveils more covert cultural signifiers and folktale motifs, including jizo (a savior of sentient beings) and kori (bewitching foxes and raccoon dogs), hidden in the Japanese filmic text.

ISBN10 : 9780739190937 , ISBN13 : 0739190938

Page Number : 263