Original Run: April 7,2007 – September 29, 2007
Creator: Nahoko Uehashi
Summary: Balsa, spear wielder and bodyguard, is a wandering warrior who has vowed to atone for eight deaths in her past by saving an equivalent number of lives. On her journey, she saves Prince Chagum, and is tasked with becoming his bodyguard. His own father, the emperor, has ordered his assassination. The two begin a perilous journey to ensure the survival of the prince. Balsa’s complicated past begins to come to light and they uncover Chagum’s mysterious connection to a legendary water spirit with the power to destroy the kingdom.
Moribito is a pretty cool anime that has been around for a while if you haven’t seen it when it had it’s run on Adult Swim then this needs to make your list of must watch because Balsa will change your life. Not only is she a badass with her spear and fighting skills she’s also very wise and interesting to learn from the journey we go on with her and Chagum. I really fell in love with Tanda and his and Balsa Love for each other and I watched all 26 episodes to see if they would get together at the end except they never said anything to get the boat moving towards love island so I settled for Chagum having a mother figure in Balsa. I Read the only 2 volumes of the manga, I later found out that the manga was on hiatus for a long time so I gave up on that and started reading the novels when I run into them every now and again.