Posted by psgels on 22 September 2007 with categories: Seirei no Moribito

What a magnificent and incredibly well-executed finale! Seriously, it’s awesome to see that the building up of the entire series has paid off so well. The fight against Rarunga was definitely one of the most exciting long fights I’ve seen in a long while, and seeing the actual climax of the entire series work out so well was in one word awesome! At this point, I’m very well inclined to call Seirei no Moribito a successful experiment, and I definitely hope that it set the standard for more future anime to come.

Even though the fight against the ever-increasing population of the Rarunga already was awesome, the definite highlight of the episode was the egg finally being born. Chaggumu felt so much like a mother at that time, and the inclusion of the insert-song worked brilliantly. It’s a strange family-situation between Barsa, Tanda and Chaggumu, but that only makes it better.

All that’s left now is the aftermath, which is probably going back to the overall mood of the midle episodes. It’s going to be interesting to see which path Chaggumu will decide. Will he decide to become king, or will he stay with Barsa? It could be interesting, though I think that this episode closes off the awesomeness of this story.

Then there’s still the matter of the other books in the series that this anime was based on. If I recall correctly, the author wrote a bunch of other … no Moribito-books. It would be awesome to see these animated as well at some point. Let’s hope for the best.

9 Responses

  1. shirokiryuu says:

    I can’t wait to watch this episode! I’ve been drooling for more and more episodes! However the subs are kinda slow.. maybe I’ll resort to subs. ^__^ Such a beautiful anime… it would be my dream if at least another book was animated…

  2. anne says:

    Sounds great. Though I like Balsa and Tanda, for some reason I really want Chagum to go back to his mother and the kingdom in some way. It would be nice if there were more anime like this.

  3. Gem says:

    Excellent!! Now I cant wait to see this episode. Hopefully, the subs will come out sooner.

    I think, when I was researching for the books, I read that Chagum becomes the Crown Prince. His teacher, with whom he eventually forges a bond, is none other than Shuuga.
    But in the later books, Chagum has a role to play, and it is indicated that he clearly misses the normal life he led with Balsa and Tanda. At one point, he asks Shuuga to help him meet them, but unfortunately, thats all I could get. T_T
    No update on the romance between Tanda and Balsa.

    SPOILER END******

    I guess the final episode will be able to tell us, if a second season will be on its way, but honestly, I highly doubt it.

  4. R says:

    I wonder if they’ll do anything with the archers Shuuga placed on the return path in episode 23. While I don’t expect them to attempt to kill Barsa in 26, I don’t see why they bothered mentioning them in 23.

  5. Chacha-chan says:

    awww! a spoiler!! the manga is well illustrated as the anime for which i hope they release a colour comic book like they do for movies. thanxx

  6. hazy says:

    It sounds really good. I can’t wait for the subbed episode! Thanks for writing about this series! I wonder if Tanda and Balsa would ever get together in the books. :)

    I’m a little confused though… Is this the finale? I thought it was up for 26 episodes.

  7. psgels psgels says:

    Hazy: this is the climax. Next episode will be the last one, but that’s an aftermath.

  8. Bluejay says:

    Hi! Thanks for the comments, but there’s a site that has most of SnM subbed for you! (at least up to #23)
    All you need is BitTorrent, and a corresponding media player. I use MPlayer, and so far, nothing that I’ve downloaded cannot be played by it. It’s like a jack-of-all-trades.

    You’ll be supprised at all the little details you miss when you’re guessing the translations (I know I have).

  9. Arnold says:

    i really like this anime…. a very good anime indeed. Hahaha, yeah, although its not about a superhero…. a great fantasy adventure…

    But still, this anime !!! it gives us a very good lesson ^^ ( so many things u can take from this series ).

    A good story… indeed… again a tribute from me for this series ^^

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  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Dec 1. 2015 04:46 AM)
    @Kaiser: so far it’s good. I’ve been hearing the buzz but I wished someone had nodged me to watch it sooner.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Tuesday, Dec 1. 2015 04:42 AM)
    You’ve reminded me Bam that I’d been meaning to pick up ash vs the evil dead sometime.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Dec 1. 2015 04:39 AM)
    @Kaiser: the remake was still pretty entertaining, but it lost the silly comedy edge the series was known for. I still think that the 2nd film had the most unique and prominent voice of its own, and all of that is present in the new series’ pilot. If anything Raimi cranked it up a couples of notches here and there.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Tuesday, Dec 1. 2015 04:35 AM)
    There was a mean spirited feel to the remake I found pretty appealling.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Dec 1. 2015 04:27 AM)
    @Kaiser: the original Evil Dead was playing the horror genre straight, but it had a strata of slap-stick that was partially unintended. With Evil Dead 2 he doubled down on the strange horror/comedy dynamic and it became fantastic. Army of Darkness was very entertaining, but it strayed very far from the series’ roots. The remake was only produced by Raimi, while he got back on the writer/director chair for the pilot of the new series, and proved that he still got it sharp as ever.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Tuesday, Dec 1. 2015 04:19 AM)
    Then again I believe Raimi was fairly involved with the remake.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Tuesday, Dec 1. 2015 04:18 AM)
    The remake as far as remakes go should have been worse but it worked much better than I would have thought and I say this as someone who hates reboots/remakes.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Tuesday, Dec 1. 2015 04:16 AM)
    @Bam: I’ve only partially seen the first evil dead but I don’t think its aged well, the second one I’ve seen and its hugely entertaining later on but its army of darkness that was the most enjoyable of the three for me.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Dec 1. 2015 03:47 AM)
    Wow Ash Vs the Evil Dead 01 was a blast; I really should’ve gotten into this sooner. I was smiling thru most of it, either because it was funny or slap-stick gory, or because it was a blast to see that Sam Raimi still got it. I guess the only time that Evil Dead works is when he’s involved. Seeing Bruce Campbell again with the chainsaw was a treat which I didn’t know I needed in my life.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Monday, Nov 30. 2015 10:31 PM)
    I’m trying not to get my hopes up however, given that it wouldn’t be surprising if he gave us another filler chapter like he did with that pointless flashback.

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