Based on the works of author Nahoko Uehashi, the show will be distributed on home video and select digital outlets.
Sentai, a global purveyor of all things anime, has acquired the distribution rights to shounen fantasy series Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit, based upon the works of award-winning author Nahoko Uehashi. The series will be distributed in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Spain, and Portugal.
In an invisible world known as Nayug, a parallel universe exists. There, the egg of the Water Spirit has been laid within Chagum, the Second Crown Prince of New-Yogo. His father, the Emperor, orders him killed. After being ensnared in an assassin's trap, Chagum is saved by a spear-wielding bodyguard named Balsa who agrees to protect him as part of her journey atoning for the sins of her foster father. On their adventure the two come face to face with numerous mysteries as work to unravel the secrets behind the summer solstice festival and Balsa is faced with the challenges of a protector.
Produced by Production I.G (Attack on Titan, Run With the Wind), the series is directed and scripted by Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Eden of the East), with music from Kenji Kawai (When They Cry, Mob Psycho 100) and art direction from Yusuke Takeda (Hozuki’s Coolheadedness, Shirobako). The series stars Mabuki Andou (GATE, Detective Conan) as the spear-wielding warrior, Balsa Yonsa and Naoto Adachi (Capeta, Summer Wars) as the Crown Prince Chagum.
Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit will be released on home video and select digital outlets; Blu-ray is now available for preorder.