Posted by psgels on 15 April 2007 with categories: Deltora Quest

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Short Synopsis: Thaegan’s thirteen children come to take revenge for their mother; afterwards, Lief, Barda and Jasmine run into Tom’s shop.
Good: What the heck were the shopkeeper’s intentions?
Bad: Lief and Barda may have been a bit too gullible, but still: what the heck were the shopkeeper’s intentions?!
Overall Enjoyment Value: 8/10

I was secretly hoping for Shining Tears X Wind to be a bit like Deltora Quest, but unfortunately it decided to prefer fanservice and unexplained events above cleverly thought-out stories. I guess that Deltora Quest wll remain my main fantasy-adventure-fix for this season. It’s such a pity that I’m probably the only blogger who’s still watching this, as the series is quite good, and not at all like an all-fighting shounen anime.

Lots of things also happen in this episode. The scene of Thaegan’s children, beating each other up was quite intense, and good as well. For the first few episodes in this, I had my doubts, but this series has proved to feature some great climaxes. The second part of the episode also first seemed to be another trap Lief and Barda just walked in unsuspectingly, but I just can’t help but wondering what those intentions of the shopkeeper were. At first sight, he’s out to make a quick buck, but he does provide a couple of useful supplies, including horse-like creatures. And he does warn them of dangerous roads. But then again, he probably knew they wouldn’t listen to his advice. But on the other side, a serious-looking guy did buy the strange-looking rope without ever questioning him. Hrmm….

It’s also quite interesting that Thaegan’s children still don’t know that their mother has been brought back to life. I also wonder if they’re really dead now. I suspect not, due to one of the general rules of anime (which says, unless you actually see a character die, and it’s confirmed he’s really dead, he lives). Oh, and I’m glad to see that the music still is as awesome as ever

7 Responses

  1. NetNN says:

    The scarred man who appeared in Tom’s shop will appeared again and he’ll play the big roll later in the story.

    I assured you, everything in this story are well thought-out. Everything that happen have the course. Trust me, I read the original novel and it hook me like I’m a fish.

  2. psgels psgels says:

    Ooh, I’m very glad to hear that. I’ve been waiting for a series as this one for a long time. :)

  3. Redrum says:

    I just want it to follow the storyline a bit better. Its still totally awesome though!!! GOOOO DEEELLLTTTOOOORRRRAAAA QUUUUEEESSSTTT!!!!

  4. You guys i thought it was alright but i dont think this anime thing is’nt that great. Sorry to say. I pictured Jasmine having long darkbrown hair. I also pictured Lief to have brown short hair. And for barda, I pictured him having short hair and a beard. Even though he is cool looking in this picture I like it that way. Filli I also expected him to be a rodent type thing that is brown. Just sharing something of what i thought of. But it is good still.

  5. Johnny Test says:

    wen they get there mounts from toms shop and meet the strange ppl dressed in red it freaked me out they have strange rules just cause of rats

  6. margiec says:

    I love deltora quest,
    I too dont aggree with the anime- Jasmine has black hair not green! Deltora is a great series and I would recomend it to everyone! It all fits in very tightly and i love all the riddles
    I’ve read all the books and id read them again

  7. Steven the Pedlar says:

    Tom is great, EVERYTHING FOR THE TRAVELLER! I want a free gift lol haha

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  • Bam
    (Saturday, Nov 22. 2014 01:12 AM)
    I also miss the days where incest was reserved for the villains in anime.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Nov 22. 2014 01:09 AM)
    @Bam: I remember giving John dies at the end three out of five and deciding that it was never a poor film but never an excellent one.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Nov 22. 2014 01:04 AM)
    @Emma: also regarding Dark Masters I forgot to mention the unconventional ending which I enjoyed.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Nov 22. 2014 01:03 AM)
    @Bam: Ssssh spoilers.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Nov 22. 2014 12:52 AM)
    @Emma: so does John die at the end tho? :)
  • Emma
    (Friday, Nov 21. 2014 11:41 PM)
    @Bam: I haven’t seen Phantasm, I recall the second half and towards the ending being what really made John dies at the end most worth watching though, its been a while.
  • Bam
    (Friday, Nov 21. 2014 11:35 PM)
    @Emma: actually no, it appears to be from the Phantasm creator, which doesn’t bode too well. Is it worth a watch?
  • Emma
    (Friday, Nov 21. 2014 09:14 PM)
    @Bam: Would you happen to have seen a stoner horror film called John dies at the end? I felt it was worth watching.
  • Bam
    (Friday, Nov 21. 2014 11:09 AM)
    @ninja: I certainly hope that they got better shit to do.
  • Bam
    (Friday, Nov 21. 2014 11:08 AM)
    @Emma: I agree. I also had no clue that it was a Shoujo, tines have certainly changed. I enjoy me a Ray Mustang type of character every once in a while.

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