Guardian of the Sacred Spirit (2007– )
"Seirei no moribito" (original title)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Mabuki Andô ...
 Balsa (25 episodes, 2007)
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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Masterpiece!
18 October 2007 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

This series is a fantasy tale, a story about survival and redemption, exquisitely crafted. There are no "stand-alone" episodes here; the story unfolds in a linear fashion, effectively leaving the viewer wanting more at the end of each episode. Great character development, you can't help but sympathize with the main characters as their relationships strengthen throughout their ordeals. The animation is exceptional as well as very realistic and backed by a fitting soundtrack by Kenji Kawai, makes for an elaborately atmospheric experience. The action scenes play a secondary role, one of building the tension when needed, although superbly choreographed nonetheless! There is no real explicit content but the spiritual aspects and the inescapable "cycle of life" theme embedded in the series is definitely for mature audiences only!


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