Posted by psgels on 15 September 2007 with categories: Seirei no Moribito


I’m nearly speechless. This episode was quite straightforward, but the incredible attention to detail in both the graphics as the storytelling made it an awesome watch. This episode was really good in portraying everyone’s involvement, even though I didn’t understand some of the dialogues. Still, this series has featured episodes that were a lot more difficult to understand. This either means that my Japanese is getting better, I’m getting more familiarized with the story, or the dialogue as simply been simplified. I think it’s one of the latter, though.

Anyway, the thing that Gakai found out in the previous episode was that the lake isn’t the place where the egg is going to hatch. Chaggumu is heading for the real place, and the majority of the episode is spent on finding him, when they suddenly run into Rarunga, who’s also searching for him. There’s a high emphasis on tracking in this episode as well, and because of that, you could actually see the subtle trails that Chaggumu left behind.

In any case, Tanda finds out a way to defeat Rarunga, who turns out invulnerable to physical attacks: drink the dew of the water lily-like flower that we saw Chaggumu grab. Apparently, that one forms the link between the real and the spirit world. And with this, I realize the significance of the episode where Saya was ill: that one was meant to explain this principle. With this, they manage to kill Raruga, but there seem to be two of them, or perhaps even more.

I know that this description didn’t do this episode justice. The thing I really liked was how almost every person in it felt so real. People are smart, and think like real human beings. At least, more real than in 95% of all other anime. Don’t expect the fight against Rarunga to top episode three, though. While it looks beautiful, it just lacks the adrenaline of that episode. I think it’s safe to assume that the best fight of the series was showed in that particular episode. But after all, fights aren’t everything. ;)

4 Responses

  1. lalaru says:

    mmmmmmmmmmm i love this anime , your explanation make me wana watch the ep more but i would hold myself and watch the subbed one , im not that good at japanese. chagumu look so mature in the pic ^^

    thanks 4 the review

  2. Archer says:

    i also watch this anime and the story is quite complicated sometimes with subs so one question: if you don’t know japanese perfectly,do you rewatch the episodes when they are subbed
    Because when you will give it a overall review i think this anime could suffer if you don’t know all the little details and i think so far this anime certainly deserves a very high grade ?

  3. psgels psgels says:

    Actually, there was only one episode I rewatched with subs, and that was number six. The rest of the information I needed I got from summaries and commentaries.

  4. Chacha-chan says:

    Heh! Just saw episode 23. Chagummu’s poise is very mature for his age of a mere 12 years. I do think he is possessed but his uncommunicativeness in general seems to suggest he is ready for his early demise. I do love that boy so!

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  • Bam
    (Thursday, Oct 23. 2014 07:55 AM)
    @Ninja: it’s the same as seeing fans cry out for another Iron Man film, and I’m like seriously? That’s what you’re looking forward to the most? Go figure.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Oct 23. 2014 07:54 AM)
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Oct 23. 2014 07:54 AM)
    Since the death of intellectuallism was brought up, that brings me to a complaint I heard earlier where someone said that cinema was lacking in intelligence because not enough spy thrillers like “a wanted man” get released.
  • ninjarealist
    (Thursday, Oct 23. 2014 07:53 AM)
    @Emma I haven’t read that one either.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Oct 23. 2014 07:51 AM)
    @Realist: Its by the artist of that prison drama (well at least it started out that way) manga/anime rainbow.
  • ninjarealist
    (Thursday, Oct 23. 2014 07:51 AM)
    @Bam Yeah, there’s a lot of great manga out there that just gets ignored. It’s a lot of material to comb through, but I’m amazed by how many people can overlook something like Vagabond.
  • Bam
    (Thursday, Oct 23. 2014 07:49 AM)
    There’s virtue in planning a saga ahead and knowing exactly where you’re going with it compared to writing yourself into a corner.
  • ninjarealist
    (Thursday, Oct 23. 2014 07:49 AM)
    @Emma Now that sounds interesting. Have to check that out.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Oct 23. 2014 07:48 AM)
    Sakuran dealt with the life of a prostitute in historical Japan.
  • Bam
    (Thursday, Oct 23. 2014 07:47 AM)
    I mainly brought Vagabond up since I always see people gripe about how there’s no new chapter of this and that out while I’m pretty sure that there’s a lot of superior works they haven’t even bother to pick up. Havin said that, screw Miura and his nonprogress in Berserk! Lol

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