Ranked #249
Seirei no Moribito

Seirei no Moribito

Alternative Titles

English: Moribito - Guardian of the Spirit
Synonyms: Guardian of the Sacred Spirit
Japanese: 精霊の守り人

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2007 to Sep 29, 2007
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.261 (scored by 33838 users)
Ranked: #2492
Popularity: #482
Members: 77,459
Favorites: 1,386
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Synopsis

At a time when the balance of nature still held the civilizations of mankind in thrall, young prince Chagum has been accused of being possessed by an evil spirit: the water demon, which once perished at the hands of the emperor 100 years ago. This could possibly mean great misfortune. Not only for the Imperial family, but for the entire world as well.

Court advisors only see one solution. Chagum must be put to death by his own father's hand. His salvation is in the form of Balsa, a spear woman and mercenary from Kanbal, the kingdom across the mountains. Her skills are legendary, and although reluctant, she is held by a mysterious vow to save eight souls before she dies. Can she fend off an entire empire and make Chagum her eighth soul?

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Characters & Voice Actors

Yonsa, Balsa
Yonsa, Balsa
Main
Shindo, Naomi
Japanese
Shindo, Naomi
Andou, Mabuki
Japanese
Andou, Mabuki
...
Tanda
Tanda
Main
Tsujitani, Kouji
Japanese
Tsujitani, Kouji
Chagum
Chagum
Main
Adachi, Naoto
Japanese
Adachi, Naoto
Torogai
Torogai
Main
Mayama, Ako
Japanese
Mayama, Ako

Staff

Matsuda, Akio
Matsuda, Akio
Producer
Kamiyama, Kenji
Kamiyama, Kenji
Director, Script, Storyboard
Kyoda, Tomoki
Kyoda, Tomoki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Sayama, Kiyoko
Sayama, Kiyoko
Episode Director, Storyboard

More episodes Episodes(0/26)

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Opening Theme

"SHINE" by L'Arc~en~Ciel

Ending Theme

"Itoshii Hito e (愛しい人へ; To the loved one)" by Sachi Tainaka



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Archaeon
Sep 8, 2008 7:31 AM
Seriei no Moribito (or Guardian of the Sacred Spirit), is not your normal anime. It began life as the first in the ten volume Moribito series of fantasy novel written by Uehashi Nahoko, and although these novels were intended for children, they gained many adult fans. In fact, the novels proved to be so popular that they the first volume was adapted into a manga, an anime (directed by Kamiyama Kenji, who directed Ghost in the Shell SAC and 2nd Gig), and even a radio drama. The novel is also scheduled for release in english in mid 2008 because of the immense popularity of the read more
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Washi
Oct 21, 2007 9:46 PM

Seirei no Moribito was one of those rare anime that I commenced with an unshakeable sense of anticipation and with high expectations. I can never resist the urge to assume a show will be spectacular based on the staff or studio involved, even if my hopes have all-too-often been crushed (as was the case with Darker than Black). So, when I heard that Kenji Kamiyama, who is largely responsible for some of the finer creative inputs for both seasons of Gits SAC, was going to be heading this show with Production I.G, it instantly became my single most anticipated series of the year. By the read more
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Beatnik
Jan 7, 2008 11:28 PM
My favourite anime of 2007. I decided to check this out solely on Production I.G's involvement, those nice guys behind one of the best anime in the world: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex.

The animation for this show was superb all the way through, which is nice for a TV anime. Each episode looked gorgeous, so I liked the consistency. The unique alternate fantasy setting and protagonist of this series were a nice departure from anime convention.

The main character is a wandering thirty year old spear-wielding woman who bodyguards people for a living. She basically ends up as a guardian read more
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Master10K
May 3, 2008 6:18 PM
Seirei no Moribito is a Fantasy, Action, Adventure about the journey faced by a female warrior and prince and their growing platonic relationship. It is undeniably a great series offering a well-written adventurous experience however this isn’t as action-packed or spectacular as some may hope to be.

The story follows a female warrior (Balsa) who has been hired to protect the Prince of Yogo (Chagum), whose life is in constant danger. The main story is nicely crafted in the first 6 episodes, where a lot of developments occur and some back story is given on the characters. From then on the pacing of the story changes read more
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Both set in a mythical world. Each has its own intricate story line that actually follows sense, and politics. Great action scenes for both too (Seirei no Moribito has amazing ones). Check out the other if you've seen one, they're both highly entertaining and more 'mature' shows. 
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Both series are about young, sheltered children who are exposed to the outside world through their guardians. 
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Both have similar stories and great action, although Stranger has more action. 
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Both shows are based on their respective light novel series by Uehashi Nahoko, and both are presented in a style that is somewhat different from the norm. 
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Anime: Tokyo Magnitude 8.0
Mari and Balsa are very similar because they are like a protective mother figure for the children in both animes. 
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Anime: Akatsuki no Yona
Ok I'm not sure why Akatsuki no Yona has such a high score, because imho Seirei no Moribito contains similar themes and was just done so much better. In terms of overall plot, SnM is more exciting, less predictable, and more believable. In terms of animation, I have to say even though 7-8 years older, SnM has much more captivating and beautiful sequences that have my eyes glued to the screen. On the other hand, if we talk about character design, AnY triumphs if you're into bishounen and bishoujo. 
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