Moyashimon: Tales of Agriculture (2007 IMDb)

Categorization

College comedy.

Subject

A freshman at an agricultural university unintentionally reveals his ability to see microbes with the naked eye, and communicate with them. They don't appear to him they way they do under a microscope, but rather as talking, slightly anthropomorphic little critters. His family has been running a yeast shop since the Muromachi period (~1336 to 1573), and his confrontation with modern science is pretty colourful.

Commentary

Ideologically interesting, with several speeches on the role of agriculture and the foregrounding of microbial life as a substance of musubi, akin to old Shintō ideas.

Japanese production animation series