Originally posted on Facebook - January 18, 2011
"Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit" delves on so many levels. It slowly and methodically blossoms over 8 volumes in 26 episodes. Like a steady and heavy drum beat, it doesn't rush to deliver it's message or unique perspective. Author Nahoko Uehashi's first book in this series establishes several strong and believable characters.
With exquisitely drawn animation and well scripted direction by Kenji Kamiyama (Director of and writer for "Ghost in the Shell" series), "Morbito" takes on a life of its own.
I was so excited and surprised by this wonderful, fresh story with twists and turns that made me glued to the TV screen, yearning to watch the next episode.
It made me start asking questions about each character, wanting to know how they became who they are, like Balsa, Tanda and especially Torogai. All of these main characters had a unique and profound impact on how the story evolved and changed.
"Morbito" is a top 10 anime series for my list. It draws upon so many great elements of folklore. I don't want to get into details of this story because I truly believe it's best experienced by viewing it yourself.
It lets the viewer experience the changes with the characters and brings the viewer in as part of the wonderful and gorgeous world Uehashi has created.
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