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Guardian of the Sacred Spirit 

Seirei no moribito (original title)
The Second Empress hires a spear-wielding woman to save her son from the Mikado (emperor) who believes the young prince is possessed by a water demon foretold to bring a terrible drought upon the land should he live.
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Naoto Adachi ...
 Chagum (25 episodes, 2007)
Kôji Tsujitani ...
 Tanda (22 episodes, 2007)
Hirofumi Nojima ...
 Shuga (18 episodes, 2007)
Kôhei Fukuhara ...
 Taga / ... (18 episodes, 2007)
Naomi Kusumi ...
 Mon (16 episodes, 2007)
Kenichi Mochizuki ...
 Zen / ... (16 episodes, 2007)
Takayuki Sasada ...
 Hyoku / ... (16 episodes, 2007)
Shinji Kawada ...
 Yun / ... (15 episodes, 2007)
Rin Mizuhara ...
 Torogai (14 episodes, 2007)
Masaya Matsukaze ...
 Jin (13 episodes, 2007)
Atsushi Ono ...
 The Emperor / ... (13 episodes, 2007)
Yuuki Masuda ...
 Sun / ... (13 episodes, 2007)
Hiroshi Naka ...
 Gakai / ... (11 episodes, 2007)
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Balsa the spearwoman is a wandering warrior, who takes on the task of saving lives, in atonement for a past sin. On her journey, she happens to save a prince, and is tasked with becoming his bodyguard. And he is going to need one, for his own father, the emperor, wants him dead. Written by Anonymous

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One of those rare gems you find from time to time
20 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

I saw the last episode of Seirei no Moribito last night. Actually it was 3AM. I couldn't go to sleep without knowing what happens in the end. When the whole thing was over, I did something I don't usually do: I clapped my hands in amazement... This is something I do only when I am truly impressed by what I saw. This show is perfect! It's flawless pure and simple! The story is very interesting and beautifully told. It unfolds just right from one episode to the other like a perfectly written book. The character development, as others pointed out, is very well done! In the end you just wish the show would never stop and you develop a sort of respect for the characters that doesn't really happen with characters from other anime shows. Just like the title says, from time to time I surf the net and find a gem like "Seirei no Moribito". I'm glad I found it and I'm glad I can tell others about it. It's good that in our time you can still find amazing stories such as this one. 10 out of 10? Sure, if 10 is the highest score I can give it, but it's as simple as this: this series is Perfect and Beautiful! If you find it, for the love of God watch it and keep it safe! If you have children, this is the kind of quality they should be watching! Definitely a series that entertains you and also teaches you valuable things. Later I realized I started asking myself: "what would Balsa do in this situation?"...


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