Seirei no Moribito – Guardian of the Sacred Spirit

Another new anime that stared spring which is among my top five new animes for the season. Firstly this anime is not for the action, action, action junkies who can’t go 10 minutes without something flashing on the screen, whether it be a bullet, sword or ninjitsu technique. Seirei no Moribito is loads of adventure and fantasy with a hint of action. The plot summary from Anime News Network states – 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.” The story isn’t deep on the outside but as this anime goes on the simple plot is being developed upon and the story gets better with each episode.

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I’ve seen 8 episodes so far and apart from being a little chatter heavy at times I really like it. The quality is excellent and the various characters draw you into the story. I think I said this before but I hate how anime girl/female characters are almost always super cute, weak or stupid, but the main character in Guardian of the Sacred Spirit is named Balsa and she is one badass spearwhielder but my favourite character is the old shaman and comedian in the series Torogai. Claymore and now Seirei no Moribito are two animes that have really interested me this season but there are a few more I will be posting about in the coming weeks.

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