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Viz Rescues Moribito Anime License

Viz swooped in and made a new announcement today, this time concerning the rescue of the Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit license. Previously released by Media Blasters, Moribito will be making its way to Blu-ray, DVD, and the Neon Alley streaming service.

The 26-episode anime’s Neon Alley debut will take place on January 17 at 10:30pm PST, with new installments to premiere every Friday.

The synopsis from Viz’s press release:

MORIBITO: GUARDIAN OF THE SPIRIT is based on a bestselling collection of Japanese fantasy novels by author Nahoko Uehashi. The anime series tells the story of Balsa, a nomadic warrior who has vowed to atone for eight deaths in her past by saving an equivalent number of lives. On her journey, she saves a fallen prince who carries the burden of a sacred spirit – one who has the power to save the world and bring new life to a broken empire.  But, she must first protect the Prince from those who would do him harm – including his own father, the Emperor, who has ordered his assassination!