Here's a great anime I forgot to tell you about, Seirei No Moribito. Its about a lot of Japanese/Shinto stuff but more interestingly its a very well written story about a Spear woman who is trying to atone for her sins and finds a young prince who the state is trying to kill. Ensue thou drama.. :D Very worth watchign and has a great plot all the way through, though there are some slow episodes I warn you. (i.e. slow = no killing)
It was showing on veoh for a while I dunno if they removed it.