Book Review of Guardian of the Spirit (Moribito, Bk 1)

Guardian of the Spirit (Moribito, Bk 1)
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This story definitely has the feel of a folktale, a genre which I really enjoy reading. I found it first as an anime show on the Cartoon Network, but they only showed the first 10 episodes of the anime series made from this first book, so I had to read the book to find out what happened in the end. I hope the rest of the episodes are eventually shown in English, since the anime series was completed in Japan.

I'm really looking forward to reading more of this book series when they are published in English. If you're interested in Japanese fantasy, I've also been reading The Twelve Kingdoms novels, which is being translated from Japanese, too. The first two volumes are out now, with the third due in March 2009. It's been done as an anime as well, with 45 episodes available on DVD, in English.