Now, Moribito is produced by Production IG, well known for its excellent animation, and boy does it show! In the battle episodes, the animation is very detail-oriented and the movements are very unique. No repeated actions like in One Piece and Naruto and Bleach. Instead, each movement has its purpose and battle scenes are very well orchestrated.
However good the battles are, Moribito is still ultimately a coming of age story for both Chagum and Balsa. Balsa in the form of seeing things from Jiguro's view and Chagum in the form of being someone different. That takes up the majority of the anime. Because of that, there is a lot of backstory and the culture of the different people living in New Yogo is explored. Now, Moribito is adapted from the novel of Nahoko Uehashi, Moribito:Guardian of the Spirit, and it does a good job of making it into an anime. Some of the culture and events are different, but that doesn't matter.