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.

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  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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  • SuperMario
    (Wednesday, Jun 29. 2016 08:50 AM)
    Hey Bam, I remember attended a preview on one of an upcoming Iranian animated feature called The Last Fiction. it was inspired by the poem “Shahnameh” and from what I had seen so far, a very stylish, confident and “bloody” work. Expected to be complete in the end of 2017 thou.
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Jun 29. 2016 06:37 AM)
    Comic books were super rare and expensive in Iran, being banned and all. Rich kids in elementary would bring them to school to show them off, along with their Ninja Turtles action figures; they looked so cool and I was hella jealous. Me and my brother only had the bootleg Toxic Crusader figures lol
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Jun 29. 2016 06:34 AM)
    @K-off: I didn’t read the comics either. I watched that weird 60s show, and Spiderman and the Amazing Friends, which had Firestar and the ice guy. I know his personality was quippy and kind of a wise-ass, and McGuire looks kinda like a rape victim of sorts. It was a lot better in costume, I admit.
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Jun 29. 2016 06:29 AM)
    I mean if we use the term fanboy for whenever someone feels strongly about something, then what’ll we have left for people who LARP and insist to be called by their WoW character names and dress up in gear and persistently speak in fake ‘Ol English?
  • K-Off
    (Wednesday, Jun 29. 2016 06:24 AM)
    @Bam I don’t know, McGuire pulls off that awkward act a lot better in my opinion. I also don’t mind how close an adaptation is to the comics, I don’t read them anyways.
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Jun 29. 2016 06:15 AM)
    I always thought that Toby McGuire and Elijah Wood are pretty interchangeable. Imagine either of them in the other one’s role and it’ll damn near be the same exact movie.
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Jun 29. 2016 06:12 AM)
    @K-off: hard to argue tho, certainly one of the best. Toby McGuire was way too limp as Spider Man tho. He just never has any energy.
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Jun 29. 2016 06:09 AM)
    man can we cut this fanboy nonsense please? what happened to simply liking and loving things?
  • K-Off
    (Wednesday, Jun 29. 2016 05:42 AM)
    My favorite superhero movie to this day: Sam Raimi’s Spiderman 2. In fact call me a fanboy because I’ll defend it to the death.
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Jun 29. 2016 04:27 AM)
    Wait, what happened to that kid that was getting cute with me? Did I scare another one away?

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