This is the third post here on my manga blog. What inspired me to write another one after only a week from my last post were the animes Moribito ( read 4x ) , Kouturo-San (3 x ), Hiiro no Kakera ( 2x ) and Gunslinger Girl( 2x ) that I had watched again these past 2 weeks or so. If you ‘re following my other blog, you know I post no more than once a month. But I think this blog will be different. I have tons of materials to write about, about 5,000 mangas and animes, whereas on my other blog, it’s just about my life, politics, or whatever is currently going on, like , huff, huff, ISIS, Syria, Iraq, and Donald Trump.
Anyway, I did mention on my first post that I don’t write reviews. Instead, I will write about my feelings and my opinions that , I have to admit, will be full of biases and personal preferences, and therefore very subjective. For example…. I don’t like the harem genre. I don’t like girls pushing their big boobs in the main guy’s face. And don’t hate me, but I cannot go past Kill la Kill’s female protagonist’s superhero costume, no matter how good the reviews are.
Now about Moribito…… the main girl, Balsa, is , imho, the most beautiful female protagonist in anime world. She’s almost 30 years old, works as a for-hire bodyguard because of her extraordinary but non- supernatural strength . She chooses to work as one not because she likes it but to atone for the eight people who were killed by her mentor/guard to protect her when she was a child. The first season deals with her dangerous journey of protecting a child prince whose own king father has ordered his assassination . The queen mother secretly hires Balsa to protect the prince and keep him alive, practically forever. For all intents and purposes, the boy has become Balsa’s child. It is rather a complicated situation. The father is not a bad man but he believes the child has to die to protect hundreds of thousands of his people from drought, famine and hunger. He believes his child has been possessed by a demon spirit that appears once in one hundred years, and unfortunately, it’s his own child that has to be sacrificed for the common good.
The story of Moribito is so good and wonderful that I can watch it over and over again. The graphics are clean and crisp, and the actors’ dubbed voices are spot on. If I had to recommend an anime for people who’d watch their first anime, this is it. Moribito. 10/10 . I salute.
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Thank you for reading. Next post will be about Hiiro no Kakera, Koutura-San and Gunslinger Girl.