The Guardian

An orphan boy wanders through the forest and finds his true potential.

Animation done by NeroGeist

The song used in this animation is called "Shadows"

Composed by Lindsey Stirling.

Her song can be downloaded on her site right here!
http://www.lindseystirlingviolin.com/

While your at it, Subscribe to her Youtube channel as well! She's has some awesome movies that you should totally see!
http://www.youtube.com/user/lindseystomp?feature=g-user-lik

She also has Facebook too:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lindsey-Stirling/132255980139931

Like me on Facebook as well!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/NeroGeist/148165118620952

For more of my animations, check me out on Newgrounds!
http://nerogeist.newgrounds.com/

Hope you enjoy the vid! And have a Happy New Year! :D

100+ comentarios:

Hoodie
Hoodie:
I shall salute everyone who has returned to watch this masterpiece yet again
home town
home town:
this is actually what inspired me to get into drawing when i was younger. im so glad this exists, i never would’ve gotten into something i love doin if i didnt watch this
icecold
icecold:
I used to watch this over and over again when I was younger, I finally found it and nostalgia hit me like a bus.
ᴊxᴄǫ :]
ᴊxᴄǫ :]:
The moment where I, as a kid got into animations and arts. This animation was my source of inspiration 😩❤️
Yemima Sere Grace Lumban Tobing
Yemima Sere Grace Lumban Tobing:
I remember watching this when I was younger and was so desperate to find the continuation of this masterpiece. I'm hoping for a full story not just for me but for all of the other people that discover your animation, pls don't stop being amazing 👍🏻
Endah
Endah:
" F " for those people who are trying desperately trying to find this masterpiece
SamuelTrieu128
SamuelTrieu128:
The combination of the story and music makes this truly a masterpiece
Reminiscing 90's
Reminiscing 90's:
Does anyone else literally watch this a few times a month just to raise their own morale, seriously and unbelievable masterpiece
0_Dearghealach_0
0_Dearghealach_0:
I remember when I watched this as a kid.
And finding it again, remembering how awesome it is...

So beautiful.
E030E03
E030E03:
A masterpiece indeed. I could've sworn I've watched this before.
Waffler
Waffler:
I watched this when I was 7 and thought: This is the biggest masterpiece of my generation, I’m thirteen now
36_ Trần Trung Tín_8a5_Phú Mỹ
36_ Trần Trung Tín_8a5_Phú Mỹ:
Found another piece of my childhood memory. Im continuing my journey finding more of the pieces.
Miso Hoshi
Miso Hoshi:
The fact that this year its gonna be 10 years old ;-;
This is definitely the most nostalgic video to me
SirDangie
SirDangie:
Man, the memories I remembered first watching this when I was like 14 and thought this thing was the shit (it is still good though). I wish I could go back to those happy days.
Okaczko
Okaczko:
When I was 5. I had a tablet with YouTube in it. I loved this animation but never understood it. Today I found my old tablet. Looking at all the games I played as a kid. I decided to go to YouTube and this popped up. I was shocked. The guardian on the thumbnail immediately went to my mind.
I was searching this for so long. With tears of joy I clicked and watched it again. And now I understand what it is about. One of my proudest days of my life. True nostalgia
Dryz 0
Dryz 0:
I remember when everyone wanted this to be a series....
cryptic 1302
cryptic 1302:
I've lost count on how many times I've returned because this is a masterpiece
ChaoticDipshit “theskinchanger” DOA
ChaoticDipshit “theskinchanger” DOA:
ah, the memories, i appreciate finding this again, truly the best animation of my generation
SupaHotChocolate
SupaHotChocolate:
I watched this video when I was a freshman in high school. I was 14. This is a classic on YouTube and a staple of my childhood time watching videos on the web. I’m happy so many of us have returned to watch this beautiful classic. And to any who are discovering this video for the first time; welcome!

A true masterpiece
Kiwii's Cabin
Kiwii's Cabin:
Oh my God I finally found it again, absolutely stunning when I was way younger and it still holds up now.
weed smoke
weed smoke:
10 years, huh. A decade. I first watched this when I was 6. I am now 16. This video is a part of my childhood.
Galactic Arts
Galactic Arts:
It’s been years since I’ve seen this and it’s still exactly as I remember it. ITS AMAZING!!!
yul3ydi
yul3ydi:
this gives me memories of when my life was better than it is today
FelBorn
FelBorn:
The nostalgia, I miss this so much and am happy to see it still living here :)
♤unknown♠︎
♤unknown♠︎:
I watched this when I was 6 yrs old at the time and while browsing the recommendations on my account I saw this and just watched it out of boredom.


*this video inspired me to continue drawing*
ShaggyCore66 / CharaIsNotEvil
ShaggyCore66 / CharaIsNotEvil:
*9 whole freaken years and this is still the most memorable masterpiece I’ve ever watched in a decade!*
Pyrocominical
Pyrocominical:
man, its been like forever from the last time i watched this

still a dam masterpiece just like last time
Ricardo Leon
Ricardo Leon:
No importa cuántas veces mire este video siempre me emociona!!, Me encanta
CelestialWolf21
CelestialWolf21:
I will always come back and watch this amazing animation! So much hard work and it shows!
Marcos Fasabi
Marcos Fasabi:
mano, eu vi esse vídeo em 2012 sem entender inglês, agora 2021 estou revendo de novo e entendendo tudo em inglês, que nostalgia
Tiernan Mosher
Tiernan Mosher:
It’s a tradition to come back every once in a while to watch this masterpiece.✨
Gonzalo Alonso Curiñaupa illaconza
Gonzalo Alonso Curiñaupa illaconza:
esta música es legendaria la volvi a encontrar despues de 8 años
Space animations
Space animations:
i remember watching it around 2014-2015 and man remembering this at night made me so damn nostalgic
Thoriq Haris
Thoriq Haris:
Man i remember watching this when i was 5 this gives me so much nostalgia
LEMMY LEMON
LEMMY LEMON:
Exactly 8 years ago to this day, I watched this video, I came to rewatch it 🥲 absolute masterpiece
Frogo Girl
Frogo Girl:
The animation is great
The music is great
The story is great
EVERYTHING IS GREAT!
Oprandomness0
Oprandomness0:
coming back to this gives so many memories. i was like 6 when i first watched this, im 16 now . how time flies is amazing.
Hat Protogen
Hat Protogen:
Watched this when I was younger, and I STILL love it
Jay Vwj
Jay Vwj:
oh man I forgot this existed. thank you for the memories
Dimension family
Dimension family:
I have come back from 4 years to see this masterpiece again and it was worth it
Fallen Potato
Fallen Potato:
Is it a perfect time to use the meme:
“You’re still as beautiful as the day I lost you”

-how to train your dragon 2
1agogo
1agogo:
Man I remeber watching this as a smol lil bean and it giving me so much inspiration to just m a k e stuff, funniest thing is I made a fan character for this too I loved it so much- duywyhuyfh I think she might've been one of my first fan ocs I've ever made, I remember that this animation also inspired me to make my first comic, it was about a girl who can control the dead or smth with a necklace her dead mom gave her, y'know classic chosen one storyline and such

And you know what the best part is?

This animation still inspires me to this day :]
itsfernoboi
itsfernoboi:
this was exactly why i got into violin music.
Fire Paca2
Fire Paca2:
I STILL love this even after SO long last time I watched this was in 2017 and I STILL love it this animation will age greatly and we will forever love it Thank You Mr.NeroGeist
Anonymous
Anonymous:
Talk about a living fossil, been years since I've thought of this great vid and now I'll dream of it again~
Celestial Tree
Celestial Tree:
Shit it really been 9 years, I remember when I was 10, was completely in love with this, watched it everyday for months.
StarGal Animations
StarGal Animations:
I came back for the nostalgia, and the amazing animation! I absolutely love this!🔥🔥🔥
Botelho conavara
Botelho conavara:
Esperando 9 anos por uma continuação...
Marta Swałtek
Marta Swałtek:
I love animations like this, Gildedguy, Oxob, Dojo and Hyun.
yea, its a world
yea, its a world:
You haven’t fully experienced childhood without seeing this.
xXAnyKillaXxYT
xXAnyKillaXxYT:
I remember watching this about 9 years ago and it was a great animation I loved it so much
xXAnyKillaXxYT
xXAnyKillaXxYT:
I remember watching this about 9 years ago and it was a great animation I loved it so much
Worse T. You
Worse T. You:
Apparently I subscribed to you when I first watched this video. I was cleaning out my subscriptions (apparently for the first time ever), and I rediscovered your channel, and this video. I first saw this somewhere around 8-5 years ago, and its incredibly nostalgic. Thank you for making this.
Chetus
Chetus:
i remember when i was younger i used to watch this every day
yarebedits
yarebedits:
oh i remember watching this 6 years ago nostalgia hits hard
Your Mentor
Your Mentor:
I remember watching this a long time ago being really inspirational for some reason, one of the reasons i found out about Lindsey Stirling and her wonderful work too
Dylan Jia YT
Dylan Jia YT:
I can’t believe I actually have watched it several times in my life even before have a channel, good memorys
Azora Robo-Gaming5400
Azora Robo-Gaming5400:
I CAN'T BELIVE I RETURNED TO MY CHILDHOOD AND IT IS AND WILL ALWAYS BE A MASTERPIECE!!!!!!!!
Mine Twins
Mine Twins:
i watched this when i was like 5 and found it again years later. just as good as i remember it :3
Kaiju Radiation
Kaiju Radiation:
Even after a little more then 7 years, this animation still inspires me when ever I come across it..
x cool
x cool:
Still as beautiful as I remember
Love this animation
misiosz20
misiosz20:
I came back to this, nostalgia. Thank you, for making my childhood.
Tealand Studios
Tealand Studios:
This is so nostalgic I'm so glad I found it
Ryceei
Ryceei:
one decade later, this is still one of my favorite animations
Alejo Cabrera
Alejo Cabrera:
felicidades, después de olvidar el nombre de esta joya la encontraste,podés dormir con tranquilidad :3
Doughie simp
Doughie simp:
Still a masterpiece till this day
Rennan Martins Laurindo da Silva
Rennan Martins Laurindo da Silva:
if this was a series i would watch it several times PS : your animation is great in my opinion.
•Føødz YTツ•
•Føødz YTツ•:
I watched this for like... 3 or 4 years ago? and yet, this is still a masterpiece >:]
kaizo
kaizo:
I'm sad he never finished this.. Cuz he made one other called the explorer, and at the end there's three more beams, red,purple,and blue. So I'm guessing he was gonna make three more characters.. I'm sad he never did.. That would have been awesome
Average_IQ
Average_IQ:
I am back after 6 years. I watched this when I was young. Darn memories.
Josh Ma-li
Josh Ma-li:
I remember when I was 8 years old watching this. Who ever still watches this YOUR A OG
Valor Marigold
Valor Marigold:
I remember watching this as a kid. I really wished you had continued on with it.
Syars
Syars:
I remembered watching this when i was a kid and this was still a very gokd animation even now
EmmaK
EmmaK:
Fun fact: you probably looked this up in mid quarantine because you randomly remembered this existed
Lötus
Lötus:
It's been years since in last watched this, and it's as beautiful as the day I left
BlueRabbit
BlueRabbit:
I watched this years ago, this is so nostalgic
Rana Froggie
Rana Froggie:
I literally cannot believe this has been nine years. I used to watch the guardian and the explorer repetitively all day and coming back to it I am still just at mystified! Thank you for my childhood 😭😭😭😭
Marwan
Marwan:
I remember when I was a kid I saw this.
This is actually pretty cool.
Swafi 5k
Swafi 5k:
dude for the people who watched this when they were young and came back to watch it again RESPECT %100000000000000000000000000000000
•Pudding Jagung Ofc•🌽🗿#Roadto300!
•Pudding Jagung Ofc•🌽🗿#Roadto300!:
I remembers that me and my lil bro can't stop watchig this:> this is just so amazing-
Justin Keller
Justin Keller:
Nero, I’d like to discuss a storyboard with you and collaborate with you with the intent of Claiming and holding the #1 spot for 5 years!
Lindsey Swiney
Lindsey Swiney:
When I first watched this I thought it was amazing and I finally found it again
WindlessTax475 Luna
WindlessTax475 Luna:
Man, i watched this real long ago and watching this back and the animator is back, im exitited as what will happen next :D
Nightrøse da sneaky boi
Nightrøse da sneaky boi:
holy sh-
this song…
this animation…
this…
*IS A FUCKING LEGEND!!!*
TheLonelySpartan
TheLonelySpartan:
That "You are a guardian" Still gives me goosebumps 7 years later
the Oddlymoddlymcx
the Oddlymoddlymcx:
The violen just hits so good its perfect
UwU IMSOSTUPID
UwU IMSOSTUPID:
10 years ago, 10 YEARS, we have been blessed with this masterpiece
RustyPajamas
RustyPajamas:
I’m kinda mad this master piece isn’t a series like when I think of all the possibilities for the story to go from this one “episode”
Tazeem Rahman
Tazeem Rahman:
I remember when I watched this when I was younger, what a materpiece.
DarkScarlettVixen
DarkScarlettVixen:
Geez, 9 years and I'm back. Guess this is still a comfort animation for me 😆
Greg Believe’n
Greg Believe’n:
It feels so long ago cuz I watched this when I was 11, hmm but till this day I find this animation very smooth and rough
Brently Cook
Brently Cook:
I thank you for returning to this masterpiece
Reusable_Tissues
Reusable_Tissues:
I'm watching this in 2020 the nostalgia struck me like a bullet Jesus christ hello old friend nerogeist
Ulises Juarez
Ulises Juarez:
i watched this at the age of 6, i was totally amazed with this masterpiece, thank you
WitherFlint343
WitherFlint343:
It has been almost 6 years since i last saw this work of art, i was going through depression and i needed an escape, i would think of this song while being physically hurt by my step-mom. "your heart is strong" id tell myself that every night, here i am, a battle tank of a young man.
Red ink!sans
Red ink!sans:
It’s been 9 years I’m still watching this master peace whole lot of master pieces thank you creater who made this cool animation ;)
Grim reaper Gaming YT
Grim reaper Gaming YT:
This is... not good it is PERFECT THIS IS THE MOST GREAT MASTERPIECE DO THE 2 PART!!
Омлет Легенда
Омлет Легенда:
All the old people remember these days. When FNAF appeared, when we all watched different, memorable animations and they include this, the best in music ... The Guard ...
Mark Vincent Mier
Mark Vincent Mier:
"The first video that makes me feel something odd like power and that feeling still here"


It's been 9 years huh
GC OMG
GC OMG:
AAA MEMORIES THIS WAS AND STILL IS MY FAVORITE