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.

    SPOILER********
    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)
    It’s http://www.anime-kraze.org/
    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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  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Nov 26. 2014 03:06 AM)
    I’m not sure whether to watch the sequel or not.
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Nov 26. 2014 03:04 AM)
    @Aidan: I try to avoid watching films where I can.
    Although you’ve got me to look back on my own review of guardians of the galaxy, the words I use in it don’t reflect the 4 out of 5 I gave it .
  • AidanAK47
    (Wednesday, Nov 26. 2014 03:04 AM)
    Started to notice pretty big plot holes too. like Gamora went to open the door to baddys chamber. But after opening it she shoots a hole in the roof and jumps straight into the bad guys chamber. So if you can get in that way then why did you send the others in a roundabout route instead of just blowing up the roof and getting there that way?
  • AidanAK47
    (Wednesday, Nov 26. 2014 02:49 AM)
    The comedy tends to only work once and it’s pretty weak. Like the “You are making me kick grass!” line. It’s not particularly funny, only random. The villain is just bland as hell. The characters are charming but not particularly deep.
    It’s a decent popcorn flick. But I am actually having second thoughts on getting it on DVD.
  • AidanAK47
    (Wednesday, Nov 26. 2014 02:46 AM)
    Hmm…Guardians of the galaxy wasn’t quite as good on a re-watch. First time it was pretty good. Now though it’s just…good. The film is just too damn long and like most marvel films…just mindless fun. That isn’t really bad, I mean there’s nothing wrong with fun. But when people are claiming this was one of the best superhero movies ever..yeah not so much.
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Nov 26. 2014 12:52 AM)
    And on law in general, the age of responsibility thing feels far too simple when people mature at different rates, others are more mature at different ages/know what they are doing, while others are just born bad people.
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Nov 26. 2014 12:49 AM)
    @K-off: That will not stop me supporting armed police force though and feeling the Irish mainstream police force should be also armed with guns.
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Nov 26. 2014 12:46 AM)
    @K-off: There was a case where a 12 year old with a toy gun got shot I hear and another where a samurai champloo cosplayer got shot. Unfortunately difficult to prosecute the police for this kind of thing. Too many trigger finger cops, too many with a racist agenda.
  • k-off
    (Tuesday, Nov 25. 2014 05:52 PM)
  • AidanAK47
    (Tuesday, Nov 25. 2014 01:26 PM)
    @Bam, he deflects it with is manly human jawline.

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