Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit

Alt title: Seirei no Moribito

TV (26 eps)
4.335 out of 5 from 10,693 votes
Rank #365

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 Jan 10, 2008
Score 8/10

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

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VivisQueen Oct 28, 2007
Score 8/10

Whilst many would think an average score on plot is a wounding loss, I would argue that that depends on whether the story is a character based tale or story driven tale. Seirei no Moribito is most definitely about the relationships, rendering the external situation less important. It is a very straight-forward... read more

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