Deltora Quest

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English: Deltora Quest
Japanese: デルトラクエスト


Type: TV
Episodes: 65
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 6, 2007 to Mar 29, 2008
Premiered: Winter 2007
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: OLM
Source: Book
Genres: AdventureAdventure, KidsKids, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.041 (scored by 89408,940 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #35742
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Popularity: #3556
Members: 24,264
Favorites: 138

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Long ago, the blacksmith Adin forged a belt of seven powerful gems, one from each of the seven tribes of Deltora. Wielding the belt's unparalleled power, he repelled the Shadow Lord's attempt to overthrow the kingdom. Adin was crowned king of Deltora, but he never forgot that the enemy remained unbeaten.

Centuries later, memory of the Shadow Lord has become faded and almost forgotten, and the people of Deltora see their monarchy as detached and uncaring. Much to their dismay, the Shadow Lord strikes once more, breaking the Belt of Deltora by scattering the seven gems across the continent. Jarred, a close friend of the young king Endon, assists him and his wife in escaping from the castle as the Shadow Lord takes over, and they part ways to go into hiding.

The Shadow Lord now reigns over Deltora and many years pass under his tyrannical rule. However, there is a glimmer of hope in Jarred's son Lief, whom he has lovingly raised and trained to find the scattered gemstones and reassemble the Belt of Deltora. Along with his companions Barda and Jasmine, Lief must face devious enemies and dangerous beasts to oust the Shadow Lord and return peace to Deltora.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Deltora Quest is based on Australian author Emily Rodda's book series of the same title. The anime series adapts the first 8 books, which comprises the first series of the saga.

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Opening Theme

#01: "HEART☆BEAT" by MARIA (eps 1-28)
#02: "Boku no Taiyou (僕の太陽)" by AKB48 (eps 29-52)
#03: "In This Life~Tabidachi no made 3 Step (In This Life~旅立ちまでの3ステップ)" by Delta Goodrem (eps 53- )

Ending Theme

#01. "Sakura Uta (桜唄)" by Rythem (eps1-14)
#02. "Hey Now!" by COOLON (eps 15-26)
#03. "Go To Fly" by Sunbrain (eps 27-39)
#04. "Yume x Yume (夢x夢)" by Yurika Ohyama (eps 40-52)
#05. "Yubikiri Genman (ユビキリゲンマン)" by Hoifesta (eps 53- )

Mar 29, 2011
Colonelfancy (All reviews)
"CLEAN NORADS HERE!!" Ehm, sorry. The adventure genre has gradually become a lost art the last couple of years in anime, but thankfully, titles like Deltora Quest can hopefully breathe life back into it. I've never read the books or even heard of them until I began to dig up information on this show, but this is pretty good and could encourage me to give the novels a gander.
While there is nothing particularly stunning about Deltora Quest plotwise early on (it goes through the motions ala Inuyasha), it's simple formula is pretty well executed and the pacing never seems to drag. Maybe it's because read more
Apr 3, 2016
Certia (All reviews)
Deltora Quest is one of the few anime that despite having so many problems, so many pitfalls, and one of the most predictable stories I've seen in quite so time, that I can say I enjoyed watching every single episode of.

The 2007 adaptation of Emily Rodda's Deltora Quest series is so remarkably unremarkable, so vanilla, that its pure simplicity stood out when watching it. Now, I may be a bit biased due to having read this book series as a child, but I could not remember the slightest bit about it for the life of me when I came around to watching this.

A brief synopsis read more
Apr 25, 2018
Lordapollo (All reviews)
I dont normally do reviews but i think ill start with this. This anime is great for beginners. As someone who loves the books, i can say without a doubt that this might be the most faithful anime adaptation ive ever seen. The amount of detail that is kept from the books is outstanding and you can really feel the love and care that went into adapting the series. A good portion of dialogue is line for line out of the books. Some story events are told in a slightly different order, but this helps the pacing as the visual medium required a different approach. read more
Jan 10, 2018
anime-prime (All reviews)
This will be my first review. Deltora Quest is an anime adapted from the eight book series Deltora Quest, written by Emily Rodda. I grew up reading all of her books (multiple Deltora Quest series, Rowan of Rin, etc.). They were a fantastic read, sucking you into a mysterious world with more interesting characters. However, this adaptation fails to capture the books essence.

I will start with the plot. A mysterious, powerful being named the shadow lord breaks the peace in the land of Deltora by sneaking a servant in to break apart the magical Belt of Deltora, a belt of seven Powerful gems which read more

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