Seirei no Moribito

Alt titles: Guardian of the Sacred Spirit

TV (26 eps)
4.316 out of 5 from 7,179 votes
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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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Sheex's avatar by Sheex on Jan 10, 2008
Score: 8/10

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When I first decided to watch Seirei no Moribito, I must admit that, while it sounded somewhat interesting, I wasn't planning on being too impressed.  My perspective changed after witnessing the gorgeously animated opening sequence, and over the course of the next twenty-five episodes, my enjoyment of the series only grew.  While lacking slightly in story depth, the symbiotic... read more

Teka123's avatar by Teka123 on Jul 24, 2014
Score: 9/10

Great writting and very well paced anime, It's beautiful to watch and very rewarding.

This anime is written extremly well, it makes the story seem far more amazing than it would normally be, due to how amazing the characters are, there are not many fight scenes, but when they do them, they are perfect and intense.

It follows the story of a young prince who harbours a secret within himself and thus... read more

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