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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  • Bam
    (Friday, Oct 24. 2014 06:43 AM)
    @Friend: perfect, I on the other hand am not as fast lol
  • Friend
    (Friday, Oct 24. 2014 06:19 AM)
    I should have the rough draft ready by the next 24 hours, so I’ll show it to you then.
  • Friend
    (Friday, Oct 24. 2014 06:16 AM)
    @Bam :-) “Rome wasn’t built in a single day”
  • Bam
    (Friday, Oct 24. 2014 06:14 AM)
    @Friend: very pragmatic- I like your style ;)
  • Friend
    (Friday, Oct 24. 2014 06:09 AM)
    @Bam Heres what I’m planning to do: I’ll draw the city as it might have looked like pre-industrial revolution and post-columbian. So, maybe the late 17th century. Then, I’ll add in the changes brought in by industry. Afterall, every building isn’t built at the same time, so it’ll give that contrast of old/new, making the city much more authentic.
  • Bam
    (Friday, Oct 24. 2014 06:07 AM)
    @Friend: hard question … needs some serious thought if we’re trying to feel authentic.
  • Friend
    (Friday, Oct 24. 2014 06:04 AM)
    What would they use electricity for, if they’ll even accept it?
  • Friend
    (Friday, Oct 24. 2014 06:04 AM)
    @Bam I’ve been thinking about that as well. Their irrigation was already a masterpiece, so I think hydraulic piping would only perfect their skill at city planning. Now, energy is what I’ve been stuck on.
  • Bam
    (Friday, Oct 24. 2014 06:02 AM)
    @Friend: you’re on the right track with the modernization of the culture, but I need to ponder a little bit about what would’ve happened in that scenario. Metals, medicine, energy and irrigation would be the significant advances that they could use without serious industrialization, but I need time to think what these would’ve all meant to them and where they could’ve taken their society with it.
  • Friend
    (Friday, Oct 24. 2014 05:56 AM)
    @Bam Yes, it’s very bright and sentimental. It is a morning prayer/celebration. \.0/

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