The Second Empress hires a spear-wielding woman to save her son from the Mikado (emperor) who believes the young prince is possessed by a water demon foretold to bring a terrible drought upon the land should he live.
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Series cast summary:
Mabuki Andô ...
Naoto Adachi ...
Kôji Tsujitani ...
Hirofumi Nojima ...
Kôhei Fukuhara ...
 Taga / ... 18 episodes, 2007
Naomi Kusumi ...
Kenichi Mochizuki ...
 Zen / ... 16 episodes, 2007
Yuuki Masuda ...
 Sun / ... 16 episodes, 2007
Takayuki Sasada ...
 Hyoku / ... 16 episodes, 2007
Shinji Kawada ...
 Yun / ... 15 episodes, 2007
Rin Mizuhara ...
Masaya Matsukaze ...
Atsushi Ono ...
 The Emperor / ... 13 episodes, 2007
Hiroshi Naka ...
 Gakai / ... 11 episodes, 2007
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Balsa the spearwoman is a wandering warrior, who takes on the task of saving lives, in atonement for a past sin. On her journey, she happens to save a prince, and is tasked with becoming his bodyguard. And he is going to need one, for his own father, the emperor, wants him dead. Written by Anonymous

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Very valuable for educating yourself and others
29 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

I think I haven't seen a series in a recent years that could be that valuable for the development of respect and caring for each other. If I had a 11 year old child I would want him/her to watch it. And let me tell you it is also if not more important for adults to have more respect for their environment and other living beings.

Whenever I watched this series it gave me a warm and calming feeling of sanity and comprehension, like meditating. This series was somehow giving me a kind of wisdom. I wish there was more like this.

From an artistic view the background graphics are absolutely top-notch, and the animations have a kind of realism to them through the addition of small movements to plausibly underline thoughts and behaviors. The only thing I would have elaborated on is the main character's face (the placement of her mouth?).


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