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Seirei no Moribito

Alt titles: Guardian of the Sacred Spirit

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In the feudal kingdom of Yogo, a dark secret is threatening its proud imperial family, and the Emperor intends to destroy it before it leaks out. Unfortunately this dark secret resides within his son, the young and innocent Second Prince Chagum. Enter Balsa, a wandering warrior who has sworn to save eight lives in penance for those she has taken during her violent career. Upon accepting her role as protector to Chagum, her eighth and final job, the two begin a perilous journey that tests not only their physical endurance and mental resolve, but also the tentative relationship they build along the way. Will Balsa fulfill her penance and protect Chagum as he seeks to understand the nature of his secret? Or will the Emperor's relentless assassins and other powerful enemies get them first?

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Seirei no Moribito 2007 TBD
Name Role
Gatou ASOU Character Design
Kenji KAMIYAMA Director
Kenji KAWAI Music
Akio MATSUDA Producer
Shinjiro YOKOYAMA Producer
Hisako MATSUMOTO Producer
Tomoyasu NISHIMURA Producer

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Official Editorial Reviews

Title Author Score Date
Seirei no Moribito Sheex 8/10 Jan 10, 2008
Guardian of the Sacred Spirit Sheex 8/10 Jan 10, 2008
Seirei no Moribito VivisQueen 8/10 Oct 28, 2007
Guardian of the Sacred Spirit VivisQueen 8/10 Oct 28, 2007

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Seirei no Moribito Rbastid 8/10 Oct 26, 2013
Guardian of the Sacred Spirit Rbastid 8/10 Oct 26, 2013
Seirei no Moribito Teka123 10/10 Dec 23, 2012
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