Moribito live action

Seirei no Moribito

Seirei no Moribito (精霊の守り人) is a live-action adaptation of the Moribito series originally written by Nahoko Uehashi and adapted by Sumio Omori. Directed by Keiji Kataoka, the series began airing on NHK in Japan on March 2016.

The first season of the series consisted of four episodes, airing from March 19, 2016 to April 9, 2016. The series was subsequently renewed for two additional seasons, to air in 2017 and 2018 respectively, with an order of nine episodes each.


Balsa (Haruka Ayase) is 30-year old itinerant bodyguard from Kanbal. When she saves Imperial Prince Chagum after falling to a raging river, her life abruptly changes when she is hired to protect Chagum. She is forced to fend off hired assassins seeking to kill Chagum, who has become the host of the egg of the water spirit, which must be returned to its source in the sea.


  • Balsa (teenager) - Kaya Kiyohara
  • Balsa (child) - Naho Yokomizo

Episode ListEdit

Season 1Edit

# Title Original Air Date
01 Episode 01
March 19, 2016
02 Episode 02
March 26, 2016
03 Episode 03
April 2, 2016
04 Episode 04
April 9, 2016

Season 2Edit

# Title Original Air Date
05 Episode 05
January 21, 2017



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