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Ten to Chi no Moribito, Part 3, New Yogo Koukoku Hen (天と地の守り人〈第3部〉新ヨゴ皇国編)

November 27th, 2016

At last.  We arrive at the final chapters of the long, dark travels of the female bodyguard Balsa and her ward, young Prince Chagum. It’s been about 9 years or so, since I first encountered the anime Seirei no Moribito (released as Moribito in America by Media Blasters and recently re-released on DVD and Blu-Ray […]

Novel: Ten to Chi no Moribito: Part 2 Kanbal Oukoku Hen(天と地の守り人〈第2部〉カンバル王国編)

May 29th, 2016

Well…wow. I have just finished the penultimate novel of the Balsa series and I have to say, I am really still impressed as heck with this series! I’m going to talk about this book, but I also want to take a moment to discuss the live-action series first. If you have a chance to see […]

Novel: Ten to Chi no Moribito: Part 1, Rota Oukoku Hen (天と地の守り人〈第1部〉ロタ王国編)

January 24th, 2016

Before we get to talking about  Ten to Chi no Moribito: Part 1, Rota Oukoku Hen (天と地の守り人〈第1部〉ロタ王国編), I need to back the story way up. The last you heard about Balsa was in Kami no Moribito (Part 1 and Part 2) where she helped two kids escape slavers and stopped a vengeful god from destroying many […]

Novel: Kami no Moribito, Part 2 (神の守り人)

April 30th, 2013

About a year ago(!) I reported on the Balsa novel, Kami no Moribito, Part 1. It was far more complex than past stories – even more than the first novel in the series, with its ties to an alternate dimension. In the first half of this story, Balsa finds herself helping two children from the […]

Novel: Kami no Moribito, Part 1 (神の守り人)

May 7th, 2012

It wasn’t easy, but I stepped up my reading to get this book done in record time, so I could tell you about it while I was still in a Balsa kind of mood. (The next one is several books down on the pile so don’t expect anything for a while.) Kami no Moribito begins […]