The "official Media Blasters Facebook page" has put out an update that indicates that in February 2011, we'll see Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit come to Blu-ray in the US. Moribito has had an awkward release journey in the US, as originally picked up by Geneon alongside Scholastic bringing out the translated novels. When Geneon imploded, the rights were kind of up in the air for awhile before Media Blasters got a hold of them. The actual release took longer and was staggered in style as you could get more, cheaper, if you bought Walmart versions. Numerous configurations of the release have come out over time as well which has lead to plenty of confusion. The new Blu-ray release is being listed as a "Part 1", so it's uncertain how much will be on it / how many parts it will run.
Plot Summary: She carries the pain of eight souls. He carries the burden of one sacred spirit. At a time when the balance of nature still held the civilizations of mankind in thrall, a single drought could spell the end of a society and doom its inhabitants to piteous deaths. Prince Chagum has been imbued with the power to stave off the drought and bring new life to his empire. However, this is a suspicious time, and he is accused of possession by an evil spirit. Court advisors only see one solution. Chagum must be put to death by his own father's hand. His salvation is in the form of Balsa, a spear woman and mercenary from Kanbal, the kingdom across the mountains. Her skills are legendary, and although reluctant, she is held by a mysterious vow to save eight souls before she dies. Can she fend off an entire empire and make Chagum her eighth soul?