Neither good nor evil, they are life in its purest form. Vulgar and strange, they have inspired fear in humans since the dawn of time and have, over the ages, come to be known as "mushi."
Empty heads and floating souls, love fades fast. Like the stars, ever present though unseen. When the desire to be human is less than the pull of the other, the wedding will have a groom but no bride.
A woman bearing the mark of generations, cursed to drown in a sea of written characters. The forbidden sealed away within her body. Where tales of death abound, compassion will flourish.
A monster that can mimic the human, the shapeless taking on the form of infancy. That which is beyond our understanding can quickly learn to understand us. Therein lies the danger.
Life's inevitable end, reduced to no more than a passing moment. Loved ones forever reborn. When the mother becomes daughter and daughter mother, what of the wisdom of life eternal?
Contains episodes 19-22.
DVD Features: Director Interview #8 - Coloring, Trailers, 8-page Booklet, Art Card.
Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.