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Deltora Quest

Alternative Titles

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
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 7.081 (scored by 5,399 users)
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Ranked: #33612
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Popularity: #3279
Members: 15,783
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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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Characters & Voice Actors

Sakamaki, Ryosuke
Takagaki, Ayahi
Yara, Yuusaku
Saiga, Mitsuki
Morita, Junpei
Nakamura, Hidetoshi
Tachiki, Fumihiko
Yukino, Satsuki
Kugimiya, Rie


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#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- )

Edit 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- )

More reviewsReviews

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
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
Apr 30, 2018
jourdywong (All reviews)
Deltora Quest is pretty much what you'd expect considering the budget and the lack of meaningful community support for its production. It's an enjoyable trip of nostalgia for those of us who read the books as kids, but it would be difficult for anyone other than kids to enjoy this anime without having read the books first. It's always fun to see the characters you became familiar with being brought to life in an animated setting, regardless of the overall quality of the production.


The story stays largely true to the original titles, although some non-canon elements are included. I'm not going to detail the contents read more


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