– Seirei no Moribito
– 정령의 수호자
– Moribito, Guardião do Espírito Sagrado
– Moribito, Guardián del Espíritu Sagrado
– Guardian of the Sacred Spirit
– Šventosios dvasios saugotoja
– Хранитель Священного Духа
Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit is an anime with little to no comedy, so get yourself into the right mindset. There are also no fan-service or cute idol here.
The animation is superb and so are the action set. Movement show realistic weight to them during combat.
The music is beautiful and haunting. The ending song “Itoshii Hito e” is one of my favorite songs. Normally, I am not a fan of background music but Moribito has some of the best BGM.
Balsa, our main protagonist, is a strong leading character. It shouldn’t matter if she was male or female and doesn’t rely on a skimpy outfit to bring the focus on her. All the characters are given believable emotion and motive. You’ll feel invested in these characters and their struggle.
I wish there was a season two to cover more of Balsa exploit. Unfortunately, they decide to go with the live action TV drama instead. It is incredibly hard to view this drama for western audiences.
I highly recommend this series to those looking for a more mature anime. This series is binge-worthy. Moribito contains graphic violence. Intended for young adults.
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