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Moribito: Guardian of The Spirit (Collector's Edition)
Moribito Guardian of The Spirit
Collector's Edition
Actor: Mabuki Andou
Director: Kenji Kamiyama
Genres: Anime & Manga, Animation
UR     2008     2hr 55min

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 mankind in thrall, a single drought could spell the end of a society and...  more »


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Actor: Mabuki Andou
Director: Kenji Kamiyama
Genres: Anime & Manga, Animation
Sub-Genres: Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: Anime Works
Format: DVD - Color - Animated,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 11/04/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 2hr 55min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Collector's Edition
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Art box version
M. Randall | Allen Park, MI | 01/02/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Volumes 1 and 2 of this anime were released in several different versions. Both volumes were released seperately, together in a 2 pack and also together in this version, with an art box to hold all future volumes. I'd say this version is your best bet seeing how it will hold all the DVDs for the series... as oddly shaped as they are. Then again, we all know upon the completion of the series animeworks will release a different boxset containing all volumes. I recommend this version."
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Christopher Dechello | West Haven, CT USA | 07/11/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Really, there's not much to say. This is a quality anime with good action and a solid plot. The characters are likable, and there's not even too much gore, for those who are sensitive to such things. The world seems well thought-out, and I enjoy the pacing of the story. This was actually well worth the purchase price.

It's not the typical hyper-chibbi-tentacle stuff. So, if you're bored and hyper and looking to just watch a bunch of explosions, this isn't for you. But if you are looking for a good story, with some intrigue, and characters who aren't bouncing around like a Saturday Morning Cartoon, you owe it to yourself to watch this!

There are no tentacles. No Japanese school-girl uniforms. Just a good story using high-quality animation; with characters with their own motivations. Characters you'll find yourself rooting for! Not too many GOOD anime come up, these days. So, this was a nice surprise. Check it out, you wont be disappointed."
Joel Sanet | Miami, FL United States | 09/07/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

The Emperor's younger son has been possessed by a water demon. Social norms demand that the Emperor kill his son, but in order to prevent the public from learning of the disgrace to the honor of the ruling family, he has assassins arrange for a fatal accident. The anime begins when a wandering female bodyguard named Balsa foils yet another "accident". The Prince's mother knows what is going on and hires Balsa to protect her son.

The culture is similar to Japan's Heian Era (before the rise of the samurai as a distinct social class) but the two moons in the sky belies that. I have to say in all honesty that this is one of the best anime series that I have ever seen. For me it's as close to perfection as I am ever likely to experience. In fact I was so taken by it that I saw all 26 episodes in only 4 days. I don't think I've ever done that before. (Well, maybe the first time I saw Record of Lodoss War. It was so long ago, I'm not sure.) In terms of character, voice acting (Japanese---as a rule, I don't like dubs), story, action, animation, and BGM it is top-notch. Whether it is the sweep of natural vistas or the pomp and splendor of life at court, the visuals are stunning. It takes the time to develop the characters so that they feel like real people. Chagum, for example, grows from a pampered prince into a young man. One of the things I really like is that the story has no true villains. Even the assassins who are sent out to murder Balsa and her ward are behaving as their society dictates by being loyal to the Emperor. Even the "bad guys" have nobility of character. If Hayao Miyazaki were still making TV series, this is what they would be like. It has much in common with Miyazaki's Princess Mononoke. As much as I liked that movie, Moribito is better. It is directed by a young guy named Kamiyama Kenji, who also directed GITS-SAC I & II and GITS-SAC: Solid State Society. He's a protégé of Oshii Mamoru and a director to be watched."
Grayz | 02/18/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Nothing but good things to say about this series.
As one who prefers action, doesn't mind gore, and won't complain about sex scenes, I admit I was a little timid about Moribito from the 1st ephisode. Seldem been more wrong in my life. Ended up watching the complete series (aired on adult swim/cartoon network) By and far one of the best series I've seen to date. Easily worth the investment. Won't say too much but you quickly get attached to the characters and feel for their plight. Buy it, buy it, buy it."