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Trailer For Live-Action Moribito Series Debuts

A series of Japanese novels adapted into an anime series by Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex director Kenji Kamiyama back in 2007, Moribito is now set to become a live-action series starring Haruka Ayase (Our Little Sister).

Aside from Ayase, other cast members include Kento Hayashi (ERASED), Tatsuya Fujiwara (Rurouni Kenshin) and Yu Kameo (Kamen Rider OOO).

The 22-episode series will air on Japanese public television station NHK over a period of three years, with the first season consisting of four episodes. It will adapt the entire 12-volume Moribito novel series.

The new trailer for the series can be seen here. We’ll update this post when an embeddable version becomes available.

Moribito is the story of Balsa, a spear-wielding bodyguard who is trying to atone for the death of eight people who died protecting her in the past.

The live-action Moribito will be directed by Hiroshi Kataoka and written by Sumio Ōmori.

The 26-episode Moribito anime aired on Adult Swim in 2009.

Source: ANN

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.