So far I've read the volume 8 section of the final omnibus of Mushishi and overall it was a great assortment of stories. The last story ended on a very dark note, but at least I have volume 9 to look forward to for some cheering up. #9
- Episode 19: String from the Sky
The endings to a Mushishi storyline are mixed in emotional reactions, but the ending to "String from the Sky" was particularly sweet. The story here was essentially a metaphor for the true strength in a relationship with both mushi and the local peers keeping Seishiro from being fully committed to poor Fuki. And in the end, Seishiro learned that love is more than just what is initally seen with a very touching ending.