Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit 

Seirei no Moribito

Role: Mikado / Emperor (帝) 

Director: Keiji Kataoka
Writer: Nahoko Uehashi (novel), Sumio Omori 


Balsa (Haruka Ayase) is a 30-year-old female bodyguard-for-hire. Her life changes when she saves Imperial Prince Chagum who is being carried away by a raging river. They then attempt to return the great egg of the water spirit, which is in Prince Chagum's possession to its source in the sea. Along the way, they are hunted by hired assassins.



Season 1 aired 19 March - 9 April 2016 (4 episodes - NHK).
Season 2 aired 21 January - 25 March 2017 (9 episodes - NHK).
Season 3 aired 25 November 25 2017 - 20 January 20 2018 (9 episodes - NHK).

Based on the fantasy novel "Seirei no Moribito" by Nahoko Uehashi (first published July, 1996 by Kaiseisha).

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