Ranked #244

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
Premiered: Spring 2007
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: NHK, Atelier Musa
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Light novel
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.261 (scored by 37,020 users)
Ranked: #2442
Popularity: #497
Members: 86,588
Favorites: 1,634
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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
...
Chagum
Chagum
Main
Adachi, Naoto
Japanese
Adachi, Naoto
Tanda
Tanda
Main
Tsujitani, Kouji
Japanese
Tsujitani, Kouji
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
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

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
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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Malfegor
May 14, 2015
"If you are in a position to act, it would be a sin not to, even if you had nothing to gain from doing so."

Here we have a Production IG fantasy series, directed and written by Kenji Kamiyama, who has previously worked on Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, which just so happens to be possibly my favorite anime series ever, and all of it based on a successful novel series. All of that already sounds hella promising. Here’s my review explaining why I think this series is good stuff and deserves more recognition.

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Seirei no Moribito is the story of Balsa, 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 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: 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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