|Season 1, Episode 2|
|Air date|| April 14, 2007 (original)|
August 31, 2008 (North America)
Balsa, the Female Bodyguard
Fight to the Death
Hunters, Hunted (逃げるもの 追うもの, Nigerumono Oumono) is the second episode of Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit.
Balsa makes preparations to leave the capital with Chagum. She must leave the city without being noticed -- a task made difficult by the prince being overcome with the grief of leaving his family. The Mikado dispatches four secret hunters to recover the prince and kill Balsa.