Moribito returns on Cartoon Network

June 14th, 2009 - 9:04 pm ICT by GD  

There is good news for “Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit” fans. The animated action series is returning on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. Starting June 13th, the series will be aired at 1:30 a.m Eastern Time. Moribito is produced by Production I.G and its distributor in the U.S is Media Blasters.

The initial episodes of the 26 episode series of Moribito was telecast on the Cartoon Network channel. The animated series was however stopped after the 10 episodes run. According to reports on the nebs66 Website, Adult Swim plans to air the entire 26 episode series this time. The return of Moribito on Cartoon Network might spell doom for the Blood+ animated series, going by the fact that it was supposed to occupy Moribito’s slot in the first case. So, the fate of Blood+ is very uncertain at present.

The running time of each episode of Moribito is around 25 minutes. There are 26 episode titles for the 26 episodes. The first of the 10 books in the Moribito series is the Guardian of the Spirit (Seirei no Moribito) that was first published in Japan in the year 1996.

The Moribito series is written by Nahoko Uehashi. The books were full of beautiful artworks and the graphic depiction is laudable. The Guardian of the Spirit was translated into English by Cathy Hirano, with illustrations done by Yuko Shimizu. The English version of the book was published in 2008 in North Ameraica by Scholastic/ Arthur A. Levine.

The plot follows Balsa the spearwoman, who is a wandering warrior. She has embarked on the task of saving lives of people, in repentance of a past sin.

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