I have two questions…
Have you watched Moribito yet?
Why haven’t you watched it?
It is an excellent show from the 2000s era, which was a unique era for anime. This anime has everything you need for a good show, intriguing plot, good action scenes and fantastic characters.
What is Moribito?
Moribito is an anime about a cursed prince who was supposed to be murdered to save his kingdom, but a female warrior comes to his country and makes a pact with the cursed prince’s mother to protect the prince.
Why is Moribito awesome
What makes Moribito impressive is the elements of depth and surprise. A lot of older anime have this element; It is what makes anime extremely unique way of storytelling. The portion of storytelling is usually something that may seem random, off-hand, propels the entire story into another realm. With Moribito, the element of surprise is another world. This series not only delves into the culture and how religious matters affect politics. What may seem like just another fighting show on the surface turns into something much more than that.
Another part of Moribito that shines is the characters. None of the characters seemed like an antagonist. They were very level-headed, and their motives were easy to relate too. Chaggum, the prince, was a fantastic character. He wasn’t your typical annoying prince or a fairytale like the prince. He had his snobby moments but also moments of leadership. He let his actions speak for him more than his words.
Balsa, the main character is another great character. She expresses her morals and values through everything she does. The way her role is designed down to her fight style tells you more about her than she will say about herself. What makes Balsa amazing is the fact that she is a real ride or dies. She will go to complete a job or protect those she cares about. It does not matter if she is facing an invisible monster or will have a life of running away from royal guards. Balsa will finish what she starts, and I find that quite astonishing.
If you like the emotional element of Fullmetal Alchemist or you are looking for an excellent anime from the 2000s era, this is the show for you.