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But that scene was teary Balsa and Chagum relationship. BBCode I have a sneaking suspican that Chagum missed on purpose. Balsa will. Balsa remembers that Tanda also had his growth spurt around the same age, Shuga then tell her that they have the same goal now and that the the concept of the opposing relationships between the spirits where water is. Balsa and Chagum were on the run from the King, who wants to have After the frenzy of combat, there's a couple of vital flashback sequences. trope, and instead highlights the boy's inherent thoughtfulness and resilience.
A stark contrast to Lady of War mentioned above. In times of desperation, Balsa will start brawling and fight dirty and does whatever it takes to ensure Chagum's survival. She's fine if she has her spear with her, but if she loses that, you better prepare to have your eye socket crushed in by a rock. The whole novel series is this for Chagum. The Water Spirit and Egg Eater. A couple of guys running a rigged gambling game in Episode Unfortunately for them, Chagum turns out to have an uncanny aptitude for spotting shenanigans.
He goes up to the table, times his bets just right, and predicts the result of every single toss. After he does it enough times, they're pretty much forced to give everyone their money back. Balsa in a figurative way to Chagum. Torogai Converse with the Unconscious: Tanda and Balsa, to each other, simultaneously, in episode eleven.
Happens to one of the characters in Guardian of the God. Twelve-year-old girl Asla becomes possessed by really dangerous blood-thirsty monster that happens to be worshipped as a god by a certain tribe living in the deep forests of Lota Kingdom.
Made worse by the fact that at least at the beginning said girl doesn't mind it at all For the most part of the Traveler of the Blue Road Chagum is this. After being kidnapped by Talsh spy he is taken to the Southern Continent by a pirate ship.
Does This Remind You of Anything? The scene where Balsa and Tanda are removing the Water Spirit's egg from Chagum looks and sounds more like they're coaching him through childbirth.
Tanda even talks Balsa through the steps to remove it safely and without injury to Chagum. Torogai runs into a cave in Nayug, seeking an escape route.
Something splashes onto the floor beside her, and she realizes she's run into a trap. She gets out anyway The Yakoo have been largely assimilated or driven into isolated villages.
Even then, most of them have let the old ways die out and a lot of knowledge with it. Prince Chagum, who carries the egg of a benevolent water spirit.
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He also has a noble, innocent personality typical of blue eyes. Balsa has several of these stored away to support her and Chagum while hiding. Aside from Sagum who dies of natural causes and many Egg Eaters during the finale, not a single character actually dies during the story and both sides of the conflict end up working together to save Chagum. Zen, one of the Hunters, constantly has his eyes closed. It doesn't in the least impede his ability to fight, naturally. Balsa sets fire to the Second Empress' palace as she leaves to give the impression Chagum died in the fire.
Nobody is fooled for a second. Later, Torogai uses a gigantic wolf to throw a fake Chagum and Balsa down a cliff into a valley filled with poison gas. The wolf brings up a cut part of the prince's real hair as "evidence" to throw off the guards. The real Balsa and Chagum have headed off another way.
It works better, since the poison gas prevents them from going down and finding or rather, failing to find a body until much later. In Traveler of the Blue Road wanting to escape from the grasp of Talsh prince Chagum fakes his own suicide. Later he travels to Lota and Kanbal to forge an alliance between two kingdoms in order to stop Talsh from invading the rest of the Northern Continent.
As she later discovers, despite never having her most heroic deeds officially recognized, Balsa becomes world-famous thanks to certain Wandering Minstrel Yogo is a counterpart of Heian-era Japan, complete with the immigrant Yogo people and the indigenous people who resemble the Ainu.
Balsa's homeland of Kanbal resembles Mongolia or Tibet. There's also very heavy influence of Goryeo Korea on the setting, not that they were that different at the time.
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Overall the author wanted to evoke a general Far East flavor rather than a specific counterpart culture. Every dish looks just so delicious and tasty that you start drooling. Look no further than the luxurious lavish meal Balsa gets served in Episode 1.
In Japan, the novel series even includes a cookbook. Friend to All Children: Balsa kickstarts the entire story by becoming the bodyguard of Chagum, a young boy.
She swiftly becomes a major Mama Bear to him, as well as a Parental Substitute. Additionally, she met Toya and Saya when she saved them from a group of thugs. Toya seems to regard her as an elder sister, and states that he would willingly "go through fire and water for her.
Balsa is highly intelligent as well as a capable warrior. The bear cub eaten by a Ra Runga in episode Torogai has a cute little something-or-other that rides around on her headband. A flashback shows her carrying a whole litter of them. Jin acts impulsively, loses his temper, and sometimes refuses to back off a tense situation, even under orders.
Mon even takes him off of a mission because of it, saying that Jin has been known to get too invested in situations where Chagum is involved. Around episodes 17 and When Shuga encountered Balsa and Chagum in the capital, he might have dissolved the whole conflict if he hadn't been so high-handed. For Balsa's part, refusing to tell Chagum about the Rarunga even when he demanded that she explain the actions her knowledge was driving — then taking him along to find out more about the thing, unprepared for the informant to mention the most notable fact about it that it wanted to kill and eat him — was uncharacteristically dumb.
He dies halfway through the series.
Chagum gets one to make him look less like a prince. Balsa is not above decking someone with a rock to save Chagum. I Will Wait for You: Tanda has been waiting for Balsa to finish saving eight people so he can settle down and marry her He indicates his impatience in a typically reserved, Tanda-like manner, but he can't bring himself to marry another, even though there seem to be eligible women who would be happy to settle down with him.Jiguro vs. Balsa
Sure, Balsa gets all their current captives set free, but they get paid for all of them and there's nothing implying they aren't gonna just kidnap more people in the future to sell. Kill It with Fire: The Ra Runga's weakness as an Earth Spirit is fire. Despite being quite the tomboy, Balsa is very graceful, elegant, and honorable in combat. However, she will drop all of that and start fighting dirty if that's what it takes to defend her charge. He defeats a dozen of fellow spear-wielders over the years, several at once, and trains young Balsa.
The only thing that kills him is an illness, a few years prior to the main story.
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Is the main theme of Guardian of the Dream. The Full Moon is the point when the worlds are closer together. Balsa, who will do anything but kill someone in order to protect Chagum.
Balsa will throw down and kick ass just as well as—actually, better than—the rest of them, but she refuses to take a life. Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Torogai is either the shortest or second shortest amongst all the characters. The wildlife in the anime ranges from normal-looking donkeys and dragonflies and mildly-tweaked frogs and wolves all the way to the very-alien Ra Runga — with some recognizable mix-and-matches thrown in.
Torogai's Head Pet is a kind of bunny-mouse, and at one point in Nayug we see a four-winged skate-whale. Zigzagge before ultimately being subverted. Balsa doesn't use a naginata, such as it is, but a short hewing spear, really, against mostly sword weilding foes.
Ultimately this trope is subverted in that it is heavily implied that all the warriors from Balsa's homeland use knives or spears due to limited resources making it difficult to forge swords.
Nimka, the Yakoo girl who tries to help Chagum return to the palace because she feels he would be happier there. The Ra Runga are simply following as nature dictates rather than because its evil. It's drawn to the egg and its host and seeks to eat it. Not Really a Birth Scene: In the dubbed version of the second to last episode when Balsa and Tanda are getting the egg out of Chagum. The "hounds" misconstrue Balsa refusing to kill any of them as this, and almost end up killing her in the finale over the perceived insult until they realize it's because she never kills period.
The Yakoo pass down their stories through this way, with story-tellers who are trained from birth to do so, to the extent that it is believed to surpass the Royal Archives. The fact that so many have assimilated or stopped training means that a lot of this knowledge had gone missing.
Our Mermaids Are Different: Balsa borders on this and Cool Big Sis. Later in the series she even gives a knife to Chagum, a symbolic tradition of coming of age from her home country. Earlier in the series Tanda points out that her vow to protect Chagum until he's safe means that for all intents and purposes she has become the boy's mother. Balsa is given the same treatment in her youth, as she was protected by a friend of the family, the best spear-wielder in the realm.
Out of concern for the strange development in her son's body, the Second Queen consults the Star Reader Shuga and the magic weaver Torogai. When the Star Readers suspect that Chagum's body houses the reincarnation of the water demon his ancestor, the first Mikado, defeated, the Mikado arranges for the Second Prince to be secretly assassinated to save the country.
In order to protect her son, the Second Queen hires the spearfighter Balsa to protect the prince for the rest of his life. With Balsa as Chagum's bodyguard, they manage to elude the assassins after his life and learn the true nature of the entity within him - it is actually the egg of a water spirit that must be born to prevent a terrible drought while the actual demon his ancestor defeated had sought to consume the water spirit's egg.
As Balsa and their friends try to find a way to remove the water spirit's egg from Chagum, the young prince lives the life of an ordinary boy and gradually matures into a sensitive and insightful person. During his time with Balsa, he becomes deeply attached to her and trusts her to protect his life. Appearance Edit Chagum is a young boy, approximately twelve years old at the beginning of the series. In the anime, he is depicted as having long dark hair that is cut early in the series in order to conceal his identity as the Second Prince.
Throughout the year he spends with Balsahe grows taller, which Torogai notes when she reunites with Balsa and Chagum at the end of winter before the impending birth of the water spirit. Chagum's clothing changes several times due to the nature of his character.