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: 8.141 (scored by 7728977,289 users)
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Ranked: #4562
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1110
Members: 219,477
Favorites: 2,772

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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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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 ...
Mar 4, 2008
Mixed Feelings
This anime disappointed me as I was expecting a show with a little more depth that what was delivered. The major flaws of this anime are the characters and their lack of progression. The main character is a woman whom serves no purpose other than to be a bodyguard for a prince and the prince as young as he is, never matures despite all the hardships they are forced up against. The problem is none of the characters act outside their roles which leads to a dull, predictable series of episodes. This show is largely plot driven, and the tool they use to progress the ...
Jun 14, 2012
This was honestly one of the dullest anime's I've ever seen.

Despite an awesome setup and a lot of potential, the series failed to amaze me at every turn, mainly because of it's dull and generic cast of characters. Despite having a wide array of characters, none of them really stood out to me, and made me care about what happens to them. The only exception is the grumpy old lady Madame Torogai, who was the ONLY character in the entire show who made me care in the slightest about the story.

Although the main character Balsa isn't really such a BAD character, she is by no ...

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