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Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit

TV14 • Anime, Fantasy, Adventure, Science Fiction, Animation, International, Action • TV Series • 2008

She carries the pain of eight souls. He carries the burden of one sacred spirit. At a time when the balance of nature still held the civilizations of ...more

She carries the pain of eight souls. He carries the burden of one sacred spirit. At a time when the balance of nature still held the civilizations of ...more

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1 season available (52 episodes)

1 season available

(52 episodes)

Season1
Episode 1

(Sub) Balsa, the Female Bodyguard

Balsa, a female spear wielder from Kanbal, has returned to the Shin Yogo Empire after two years to have her spear repaired.
Episode 1

(Dub) Balsa, the Female Bodyguard

A female spear-wielder from Kanbal, Balsa, has returned to the New Yogo Empire after two years to have her spear repaired. As she crosses a bridge, she sees the second prince of Yogo, Chagum, falling into the river. Balsa dives into the river and rescues the Prince. At night, Balsa is pursued by a group of armed men. When she confronts them, they are revealed to be working for the second Empress and ask her to return with them for her reward. After a night of luxury in the palace, Balsa is awoken in the middle of the night by the second Empress. She reveals that The Emperor is determined to kill Prince Chagum, believing he is possessed by an evil water spirit. Balsa reluctantly agrees to protect the boy from Imperial assassins and escapes with him, the attendants setting fire to Chagum's bedchamber as a distraction.
Episode 2

(Sub) Hunters, Hunted

Balsa makes preparations to leave the capital with Chagum. She must leave the city without being noticed, a task made difficult by the prince being overcome with the grief of leaving his family.
Episode 2

(Dub) Hunters, Hunted

Balsa makes preparations to leave the capital with Chagum. She must leave the city without being noticed--a task made difficult by the prince being overcome with the grief of leaving his family. The Emperor dispatches four secret hunters to recover the prince and kill Balsa.
Episode 3

(Sub) Fight to the Death

Balsa discovers that she and Chagum are being followed by the secret hunters, having no choice but to fight against these pursuers while Chagum runs away.
Episode 3

(Dub) Fight to the Death

Balsa discovers that she and Chagum are being followed. She has no choice but to fight against the pursuers. In the confusion she loses Chagum; she manages to rescue him, but due to her wounds, he must carry on by himself to Tanda's hut.
Episode 4

(Dub) Torogai's Letter

Following Balsa's direction, Chagum successfully reaches Tanda's house in the mountains. Tanda is able to retrieve and treat Balsa, but Balsa needs bed rest to recover her strength. She and Tanda nurture their relationship in the process.
Episode 4

(Sub) Torogai's Letter

The Emperor is told that the secret hunters failed to capture the prince and finish Balsa off.
Episode 5

(Dub) Secret Plan, the Blue Hand

Chagum's ailment is revealed by Tanda's teacher, Torogai. Balsa knows that the Emperor will never openly search for the prince. However, when Chagum's staged funeral is held in the capital, a wide-area search for her is in the works.
Episode 5

(Sub) Secret Plan, the Blue Hand

Torogai reveals that Chagum is carrying the egg of the water spirit, chosen to be its guardian. Balsa knows that the Emperor will never openly search for the prince, so she comes up with a plan to throw the Emperor off her trail.
Episode 6

(Dub) To Die in the Misty Blue

Unable to determine Balsa's exact position, the Emperor's hunters split up. In the Aogiri Mountains they see Balsa and Chagum dragged down a cliff by a large wolf and assume that the pair have died.
Episode 6

(Sub) To Die in the Misty Blue

Balsa and Chagum, now with his hair cut off, set off and head toward the mountains. Unable to pinpoint the location of the bodyguard and the prince, all of the Emperor's hunters split into separate areas.
Episode 7

(Dub) Chagum's Resolve

In order to remain hidden until next spring, Balsa buys a watermill and settles there with Chagum for the time being. To pass the time and make some money, they use the mill to grind grain for the local villagers.
Episode 7

(Sub) Chagum's Resolve

In the city, Balsa proves to Chagum and Tanda that the whole town has been telling stories about her, some of which are false. While the three stop by at a shop for some medicinal herbs, Tanda comments on how Balsa treats Chagum as her child.
Episode 8

(Dub) The Swordsmith

Balsa visits a great swordsmith to get a new blade for her spear. The smith agrees to forge her new blade once he is convinced that she did not kill the prince.
Episode 8

(Sub) The Swordsmith

Balsa and Chagum visit a great swordsmith to get a new blade for Balsa's spear. The swordsmith agrees to forge her a new blade once he is convinced that she did not kill the prince.
Episode 9

(Dub) Shuga Thirsts

Shuga, a star reader and Chagum's teacher, tries to figure whether the drought sign is diminishing. He gets permission from the head star reader to translate the ancient stone scrolls that record the history of Yogo and that are rumored to contain information about the drought.
Episode 9

(Sub) Shuga Thirsts

After having noticed the drought sign has not diminished, Shuga soon finds out that Gakai, another master star diviner, is taking the stone scrolls from the sacred chambers to give to Sagum, the first prince of the empire.
Episode 10

(Dub) Soil and Heroes

Tya teaches Chagum how to act more like a city dweller. After the prince sees through a rigged gambling game, he is determined to teach the men a lesson and help the duped gamblers get their money back.
Episode 10

(Sub) Soil and Heroes

Balsa tells Toya to teach Chagum how to act more like a city dweller. Toya shows him how to negotiate with a concession stand seller by lowering the price of the food.
Episode 11

(Dub) Flower Wine for Tanda

Unhappy with her arranged marriage, Saya's soul leaves her body. Tanda performs a soul call to guide her back. However, his soul becomes trapped and needs Balsa's help to return to his own body.
Episode 11

(Sub) Flower Wine for Tanda

Unhappy with her arranged marriage, Saya's soul leaves her body, something Toya anticipated would happen. Tanda performs a soul summoning on his own to guide her back, with Balsa keeping watch.
Episode 12

(Dub) Summer Solstice Festival

When Chagum challenges a boy from another village to a wrestling match, Balsa is forced to reveal her skills in a fight with the boy's father.
Episode 12

(Sub) The Summer Solstice Festival

The Summer Solstice Festival is drawing near, and the Rucha Festival Tournament will be held the next evening. A boy named Yarsam challenges one of the village boys to a sparring match.
Episode 13

(Dub) Neither Human Nor Tiger

Balsa gets challenged to a duel by a former rival. The rival targets a traveling couple in order to draw out her anger. She attempts to protect the couple but ends up engaging in a fierce duel that allows her anger to overwhelm her. She wins the fight but thinks that she killed the rival, breaking her vow to never take a life.
Episode 13

(Sub) Neither Human Nor Tiger

Balsa gets challenged to a duel via letter by a former rival named Karbo, but she declines when she meets with him. Karbo hires a stone shooter named Gyopsal to target a traveling couple, named Tandor and Sena, in order to draw out her anger.
Episode 14

(Dub) The Knot

Torogai makes contact with the water beings of Nayug and discusses Chagum's current condition. Torogai discovers that the official Yogo founding history is false, and recounts her escape from the knot.
Episode 14

(Sub) The Knot

Torogai makes contact with the water creatures of the spirit realm and finds out that Chagum must die in order to protect the egg of the water spirit.
Episode 15

(Dub) Untimely Death

While gathering more information on the drought sign, Shuga finds proof that Chagum is alive. Shuga wishes to tell the prince's older brother, Crown Prince Sagum, whose health has been weakened by the recent events. However, he does not, fearing the Emperor will discover Chagum's location.
Episode 15

(Sub) Unexpected Death

While Chagum goes out to look for some yamabime, split-opened purple fruit, in the mountains, Torogai tells Balsa and Tanda that Chagum is destined to die and that the egg of the water spirit will hatch during the Spring Equinox.
Episode 16

(Sub) With All One's Heart

Hibitonan sends Mon and Zen to prevent Shuga from going down into the canyon, since that is where Chagum and Balsa were said to be killed. Shuga then learns that Sagum has finally died from overwork and grief.
Episode 16

(Dub) With All One's Heart

Chagum's brother Sagum dies from overwork and grief, leaving Chagum as the heir to the throne. Shuga learns from the ancient scroll that the water spirit is not evil, and must be born in order to prevent the drought. Armed with this knowledge, he leads the search for Chagum to bring him back so that he can become the crown prince.
Episode 17

(Sub) The Water Mill Burns

Shuga wants to escort Chagum back to the palace, but Shuga is soon stopped by Balsa. He informs of Sagum's recent death, raising a grave concern for Chagum. After Balsa takes Chagum away from Shuga, they head back to meet up with Tanda.
Episode 17

(Dub) The Waterwheel Burns

Shuga locates Chagum and Balsa in the city. The watermill is found by the emperor's hunters and they lay a trap. Tya sets fire to the watermill to warn Balsa. Seeing the fire, Balsa and Chagum set off to the Inishie Village.
Episode 18

(Dub) The Ancient Village

Balsa, Chagum and Tanda travel to the Inishie village in the hope of learning the ancient story of the water spirit. They locate the village and listen to the ancient story. Chagum is horrified to learn that the spirit's "guardian" must die for the spirit to be born.
Episode 18

(Sub) The Ancient Village

Chagum, Balsa, Tanda, and Torogai travel to Tomi Village in the hope of learning the ancient story of the water spirit.
Episode 19

(Dub) Escape

Chagum runs away in an attempt to return to the Yogo court and to avoid being killed by the La Lunga (egg-eater). Determined to keep Chagum safe and bring him to Hunter's cave, Balsa goes after him. Seeing his distress, she vows to keep him alive even if she must sacrifice her life.
Episode 19

(Sub) Escape

Chagum runs away with Nimka early in the morning in an attempt to return to the palace and to avoid being killed by the Egg Eater. Determined to keep Chagum safe, Balsa goes after him in the mountains.
Episode 20

(Dub) To Hunter's Hole

Shuga and the hunters arrive in Inishie Village. Torogai tells Shuga of the egg eater. Shuga agrees to return to court and to decipher the remainder of the secret tome. Balsa, Chagum, Torogai and Tanda move to Hunter's cave, where they prepare for winter.
Episode 20

(Sub) To Hunter's Hole

Torogai explains to Shuga that the prince will be inevitably killed by the Egg Eater once the egg of the water spirit hatches. He agrees to return to the court and decipher the remainder of the ancient stone scrolls.
Episode 21

(Sub) Jiguro Musa

Balsa tells Chagum the story of how she met Jiguro Musa twenty-four years ago. Karna Yansa, her father, was ordered to poison the king of Kanbal by Logsam, the king's younger brother, in which failing to comply would have Balsa killed.
Episode 21

(Dub) Jiguro Musa

Winter arrives and the mountains become impassable. Balsa tells Chagum the story of her guardian, Jiguro, and how 24 years ago he decided to go against his Emperor in order to save Balsa's life.
Episode 22

(Sub) Season of Awakening

Balsa witnesses as Jiguro takes out each hunter one by one. From that day on, Balsa swore an oath to save the same number of lives that Jiguro had taken away for her protection.
Episode 22

(Dub) Season of Awakening

Balsa continues Jiguro's story and reveals the reason behind her oath to save eight souls. Balsa begins to train Chagum as they await the spring.
Episode 23

(Sub) In Search of the Shigu Salua

Later, spring has arrived and Chagum has grown both physically and mentally, being given new clothes and his own sword. Chagum, Balsa, Tanda, and Torogai embark on a journey to Aoike Pond, later reuniting with Shuga and the hunters.
Episode 23

(Dub) Searching for the Spring Equinox

Spring has arrived and Chagum has grown both physically and mentally. Chagum and Balsa are reunited with Shuga and the eight hunters. The power of the sacred Spirit begins to influence Chagum's actions, and La-Lunga finally appears to claim the egg.
Episode 24

(Dub) The Last Hope

Balsa, Tanda, and the hunters chase after Chagum. Shuga and Torogai learn that the spirit will be born in another location and race to get there before dawn. When Balsa's group encounters two La-Lunga, Tanda learns how to harm the creatures, allowing the group to kill one of the egg eaters.
Episode 24

(Sub) The Last Hope

Balsa and Tanda, along with the hunters, are unable to catch up to Chagum, since the egg of the water spirit is controlling the way he moves.
Episode 25

(Sub) Celebration

Tanda gives Balsa, along with the hunters, some sig saluas to pursue the Egg Eater and save Chagum. As Chagum finally makes it to Sanaan, Balsa and the hunters locate him.
Episode 25

(Dub) The Time of Celebration

Balsa's group locate Chagum. The physical world and Nayug begin to merge. Balsa and the hunters manage to hold off endless waves of La-Lunga long enough for the sun to rise. Tanda successfully extracts the egg and Chagum's life is saved.
Episode 26

(Sub) Departure

Chagum returns to the palace and is now the crowned prince and the child of heaven. While Chagum is reunited with his mother, Balsa contemplates the future.
Episode 26

(Dub) Beginning a Journey

Chagum returns to the palace and is named Crown Prince and Divine Hero of the People. While Chagum is reunited with his mother, Balsa contemplates the future. After Balsa, Tanda and Shaman Torogai were awarded by the Emperor for protecting Chagum, they resume their journey back home but were led to meet Chagum for the last time with the help of Mon and Jin as Chagum ordered them to. Chagum meets with her and wants them to run away, but Balsa's words give him the courage to stay. Tanda is seen at Toya and Saya's errand shop while Shaman Torogai is staying at Tanda's hut in the mountains for a while. Balsa has departed for Kanbal as Tanda explains there is one last thing for her to do.

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