Seirei no Moribito

Moribito - Guardian of the Spirit

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Guardian of the Sacred Spirit
Japanese: 精霊の守り人
English: Moribito - Guardian of the Spirit
German: Guardian of the Spirit
Spanish: Moribito: Guardíán del Espíritu Sagrado
French: Moribito: Guardian Of The Spirit
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2007 to Sep 29, 2007
Premiered: Spring 2007
Broadcast: Saturdays at 08:06 (JST)
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Novel
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.131 (scored by 7564975,649 users)
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Ranked: #4412
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Popularity: #1073
Members: 214,068
Favorites: 2,692

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On the precipice of a cataclysmic drought, the Star Readers of the Shin Yogo Empire must devise a plan to avoid widespread famine. It is written in ancient myths that the first emperor, along with eight warriors, slew a water demon to avoid a great drought and save the land that was to become Shin Yogo. If a water demon was to appear once more, its death could bring salvation. However, the water demon manifests itself within the body of the emperor's son, Prince Chagum—by the emperor's order, Chagum is to be sacrificed to save the empire.

Meanwhile, a mysterious spear-wielding mercenary named Balsa arrives in Shin Yogo on business. After saving Chagum from a thinly veiled assassination attempt, she is tasked by Chagum's mother to protect him from the emperor and his hunters. Bound by a sacred vow she once made, Balsa accepts.

Seirei no Moribito follows Balsa as she embarks on her journey to protect Chagum, exploring the beauty of life, nature, family, and the bonds that form between strangers.

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Seirei no Moribito is based on Nahoko Uehashi's Moribito novel series. It adapts the first novel in the series, and greatly expands the midsection of the novel.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Yonsa, Balsa

Shindo, Naomi


Adachi, Naoto


Tsujitani, Kouji


Mayama, Ako

Musa, Jiguro

Nishi, Rintarou


Nojima, Hirofumi


Hirohashi, Ryou


Asano, Mayumi


Kobayashi, Ryouya


Matsukaze, Masaya


Kamiyama, Kenji
Director, Script, Storyboard
Masui, Souichi
Episode Director


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Jan 25, 2023
Loved it. Our MC is amazingly well written, layered and realistic. She is a grown woman who at first glance has it all put together. When someone calls her a "young lady", she says "I'm not young anymore. I'll be 30 this year". And it's really that statement that sets the tone of this story. At the end of the day, she is still very much discovering herself, growing as a person like we all do, and has to take on the burden of a child. And through him, she learns to love, to selflessly protect for the sake of protecting. No longer to pay ...
Aug 31, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Potential. A word that best describes this anime. A stronger writer could have seen this anime become something more than just a footnote on the mid 2000's anime scene.

A strong creative voice can make or break an anime. For example, Anno, Yuuasa or Miyazaki. This anime had no such voice. it becomes stuck in its own mould and never breaks free of it. Yet when looking at who directed it Kamiyama, Kenji a man behind GiTS you become dumbfounded. How can a man of such talents produce something so below its potential? I think it's a case of the source material. The source ...
Oct 27, 2019
I don't like to give scores, because they don't bring across what my opinion is, in an accurate way. So to the story. I didn't like it. It was way too focused on shining a good light on some characters, while making the others seem completely bad. Of course there were characters in the middle, but that didn't make such a huge change. I was extremely disappointed when i saw, how the main character, didn't kill 8 persons, but her master did, because I expected a dark edge, which would have made the character less boring.

So yeah, many boring characters, nice themes & worldbuilding, ...

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