Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Seirei no Moribito - Completed Review

What is it?
The emperor's son is believed to be the host of a drought-causing spirit. Realizing her son's life is in danger, the empress entrusts the prince to a female bodyguard called Balsa. Balsa vows to protect him and discover the true nature of the spirit.
What's good about it?
Amazing animation, great characters, a solid storyline. The fight scenes are insanely good. A very solid title overall.
What's bad about it?
The pacing is on the slow side. The few filler episodes were hit-and-miss. The amazing fight scenes were far too few and almost all in the first half episodes.
Final Verdict
Seirei no Moribito was a great show. It's more story-heavy than action-heavy which is too bad since the handful of fight scenes are enthralling and the plot can move too slowly in parts. Nevertheless, the story is well plotted and the overall effort comes off as strong.

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