Recommended for ages 12 and up Source: Purchased. For many years, through countless fights, Balsa has survived. The evil King Rogsam tried to kill her when she was only six. Eight assassins pursued her in the long flight that followed.
For many years, through countless fights, Balsa has survived. The evil King Rogsam tried to kill her when she was only six. Eight assassins pursued her in the long flight that followed. But her mentor, Jiguro, protected her until his death, and then Balsa became a bodyguard herself, helping other people survive the challenges they face. But what should be a simple visit of truth and reconciliation becomes a fight for her life when she learns that King Rogsam framed Jiguro for the deaths of the eight assassins—as well as a crime that threatens the very existence of Kanbal. Once again, Uehashi immerses readers in the culture, traditions, mythology - even diet - of the populace, creating a full, captivating world. Upon her return, Balsa rescues a pair of siblings in the area's caves home to the mysterious hyohlu , the guardians of the darkness.
Moribito: a Guardian of Storytelling The main reason I decided to major in Japanese was because I was fascinated by translation and the myriad ways it could be botched or left by the wayside in favor of pure Westernization. A desire seated itself in me to do better than that which came before me, and I now have a great number of comics in raw Japanese; I take the effort to watch subtitled versions of anime. My greatest wish is to be able to read a novel in Japanese without consulting dictionaries.
We've passed the three-episode mark! Has Oldtaku no Radio passed your test? In Episode , we talk about the anime series Moribito Guardian of the Spirit Seirei no Moribito , which is based on a young adult novel by Nahoko Uehashi and combines animation production via Production I.