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Jul 31, 2015 9:46 AM

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Put it on hold three years ago when I was still watching long running shonens, found it boring back then, now I can only feel ashamed to have misjudged this master piece.
The thing is, unlike other pearls which drop your jaw by their quality or the sheer entertainment they provide, this anime doesn't feel like anything otherworldly good when you go through it. It surely isn't the most entertaining piece that the medium has to offer either, however, with some hindsight, this show show is amazingly deft at what it does. Props to Production I.G for this mature show.

I'd have probably been hyped for a season 2, IF THE SHOW WASN'T 6 YEARS OLD ... *feeling old*
 
Aug 5, 2015 7:25 PM

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I didn't want it to end. Balsa was testing Chagum with that run-away question and I loved his response to it. Wonderful show.
 
Sep 28, 2015 3:14 AM

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Pretty great series but wish it would've been longer :( On the good news the manga got a sequel, Yami no Moribito, in 2014 and it's still publishing so maybe someday the anime adaptation will get a sequel as well :)
 
Oct 11, 2015 10:10 AM

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Very good anime with a strong female lead and older characters! At the end, I hoped they would show more future scenes, maybe with Balsa and Tanda together, or something like this... The last episodes were a great conclusion to a great anime series. The production values and direction were pretty high for this anime, especially the animation and fight scenes. Also, lets not forget about the beautiful music. I really enjoyed the relationship between Chagum and Balsa. It was amazing and so natural. The flashback episode about Jiguro was nice. The characters were pretty realistic and there motives were interesting. And I especially like the attention to detail, and how the characters have motivations for their actions, and arent just plain good or evil or black and white, like in most anime. I recommend this anime to anyone.
 
Dec 15, 2015 6:45 PM
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I LOOOOOOVED IT. it's perfect.

However, I didn't understand some details about the ending.. the person Tanda mentioned and the pendants Balsa was holding.

Tanda said there was a person only Balsa could put to rest or something along those lines.. Some said it was Jiguro, but wasn't his grave next to the Hunter's Cave? Since when she arrived there she stopped next to a tree and mentioned him... And I doubt she's going to take his corpse to Kanbal now, after so many years... So who was Tanda talking about??

Regarding the pendants, in one of the last scenes Balsa is holding two blue pendants that look quite similar to the one Chagum's mother gave to him.. I thought maybe Chagum gave it to Balsa, but there were two of them.. and anyway, it's still confusing.
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I'd be really grateful if someone could explain this to me. I really loved this show!
 
Dec 20, 2015 10:57 AM

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Their goodbye made me cry T^T The ending was perfect. 9/10
 
Jan 2, 2016 9:30 PM
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That was definitely a tear jerking ending.

Overall I enjoyed this series. The plot was kinda eh, but I really liked Balsa and Madam Torogai. I would have liked to see more of Balsa and Tonda interacting (somewhat) romantically, but you can't have everything I guess.

7/10
 
Jan 23, 2016 6:51 AM

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I cried....
10/10 for me

*waiting for the live action (it better be THIS good)*
 
Jan 24, 2016 2:01 PM

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I cried....
10/10 for me

*waiting for the live action (it better be THIS good)*


Yee! Seirei no Moribito live action coming March 2016. They're going to adapt all 10 novels by 2018.
I hope they're accurate to the novel, since volumes 3+ are not translated into English.
Also I have a small hope that this live-action will bring a revival to the series and we'll see some anime sequels.
Volume 2 deals with Jiguro, Balsa's past and Kanbal.
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Feb 2, 2016 12:36 PM

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Mirorin said:
DX5536 said:
I cried....
10/10 for me

*waiting for the live action (it better be THIS good)*


Yee! Seirei no Moribito live action coming March 2016. They're going to adapt all 10 novels by 2018.
I hope they're accurate to the novel, since volumes 3+ are not translated into English.
Also I have a small hope that this live-action will bring a revival to the series and we'll see some anime sequels.
Volume 2 deals with Jiguro, Balsa's past and Kanbal.


My body, organs, clothes aka. everthing are fangirling at the top of their lungs right now. ALL 10 NOVELS?????!!!!!!!!!!!! No jokes?
 
Feb 2, 2016 3:33 PM

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@DX5536: Yeah! Here. Only 22 episodes though, so I'm hoping they're hour-length episodes.

Edit: July 17th 2016
The live-action is different from the anime and the novel. They took out almost all of the SoL parts. Balsa is more barbaric/agressive rather than an intelligent warrior, her past is altered slightly to suit that. All the "peasants" look like the Flintstones or tribal people, like RIP Tanda (his personality is still win though <3). Otherwise, they keep the general story. One thing that really irks me is the amount of death - Balsa actually kills people...(?) and Chagum is much more bratty at the beginning.

The spear is hilariously short so that it's wieldable though lololo.

Each episode is 1 hour long, and each novel seems to be covered in 2-3 episodes.
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Feb 3, 2016 10:29 AM

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Mirorin said:
@DX5536: Yeah! Here. Only 22 episodes though, so I'm hoping they're hour-length episodes.


It better be at least 1h long ep. i mean if each ep is only 25 min long mean pretty much that they cut a lot of stuff.
 
Feb 6, 2016 7:24 PM

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Aww that ending made me so happy and sad
For a second there I thought Chagum was going to stay with Balsa forever but obviously they couldn't be together forever
That was such a perfect goodbye
 
Mar 10, 2016 1:21 PM

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Beautiful, finding something as well-done as this will be extremely hard. I loved everything: the story, the characters (especially Balsa and Chagum, I didn't expect to like him since I usually hate cute kids in anime, but he was just too precious), the animation and the music. There wasn't a single wasted episode or scene, everything fit together like puzzle. Chagum will be a wonderful ruler for sure. I admit I cried a bit when they had to say their goodbyes, but in my head canon, they still meet stealthily from time to time after Balsa returns from Kanbal. (Come on, Chagum would totally do it.)
10/10.
 
Mar 17, 2016 9:42 AM

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I LOOOOOOVED IT. it's perfect.

However, I didn't understand some details about the ending.. the person Tanda mentioned and the pendants Balsa was holding.

Tanda said there was a person only Balsa could put to rest or something along those lines.. Some said it was Jiguro, but wasn't his grave next to the Hunter's Cave? Since when she arrived there she stopped next to a tree and mentioned him... And I doubt she's going to take his corpse to Kanbal now, after so many years... So who was Tanda talking about??

Regarding the pendants, in one of the last scenes Balsa is holding two blue pendants that look quite similar to the one Chagum's mother gave to him.. I thought maybe Chagum gave it to Balsa, but there were two of them.. and anyway, it's still confusing.
Pic: http://postimg.org/image/jd7vgl2tn/

I'd be really grateful if someone could explain this to me. I really loved this show!


The person Tanda talks about is Balsa's Father. That's why she goes back to her home country, to learn more about what happened and to try to find some closure/put her Father's soul to rest.

I don't know about the pendant, it's probably something that gets explained in the 2nd novel.

I liked this show but you can tell it was made with kids in mind, even though they show Jiguro killing a bunch of dudes. No noble sacrifices, no one dies, a bunch of convenient coincidences that lead to a resolution and happy ending, although some of my displeasure with the ending was rectified with the sadness that came with the end of Balsa and Chagum's daily companionship, so it wasn't all roses. I'm more of a fan of things with adult themes, but I did enjoy the characters a bit. The animation was top-notch, the fight scenes were great, Balsa's one of the better female characters I've seen. 8/10
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Mar 17, 2016 10:05 AM
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Mirorin said:
@DX5536: Yeah! Here. Only 22 episodes though, so I'm hoping they're hour-length episodes.


OH MY GODDDDDDDDDDD, I'M HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks for sharing the news :D :D :D

WordIsBond said:
spreadyourwingsx said:
I LOOOOOOVED IT. it's perfect.

However, I didn't understand some details about the ending.. the person Tanda mentioned and the pendants Balsa was holding.

Tanda said there was a person only Balsa could put to rest or something along those lines.. Some said it was Jiguro, but wasn't his grave next to the Hunter's Cave? Since when she arrived there she stopped next to a tree and mentioned him... And I doubt she's going to take his corpse to Kanbal now, after so many years... So who was Tanda talking about??

Regarding the pendants, in one of the last scenes Balsa is holding two blue pendants that look quite similar to the one Chagum's mother gave to him.. I thought maybe Chagum gave it to Balsa, but there were two of them.. and anyway, it's still confusing.
Pic: http://postimg.org/image/jd7vgl2tn/

I'd be really grateful if someone could explain this to me. I really loved this show!


The person Tanda talks about is Balsa's Father. That's why she goes back to her home country, to learn more about what happened and to try to find some closure/put her Father's soul to rest.

I don't know about the pendant, it's probably something that gets explained in the 2nd novel.



Ah, THAT makes sense! I don't know why I didn't think of it........ Thank you!

Btw, it turns out that the original novel is even more "childish", so they actually made the show more mature than it really was.
 
Mar 17, 2016 8:03 PM

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spreadyourwingsx said:
Mirorin said:
@DX5536: Yeah! Here. Only 22 episodes though, so I'm hoping they're hour-length episodes.


OH MY GODDDDDDDDDDD, I'M HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks for sharing the news :D :D :D

WordIsBond said:


The person Tanda talks about is Balsa's Father. That's why she goes back to her home country, to learn more about what happened and to try to find some closure/put her Father's soul to rest.

I don't know about the pendant, it's probably something that gets explained in the 2nd novel.



Ah, THAT makes sense! I don't know why I didn't think of it........ Thank you!

Btw, it turns out that the original novel is even more "childish", so they actually made the show more mature than it really was.


Yeah, I don't mean to call it "childish", it actually had some pretty powerful dramatic scenes. I just wasn't expecting things to turn out so well in the end.
 
Apr 18, 2016 1:30 PM

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The ending was nice, it opens up for a possible second season, which is great because of the potential of the setting. Nayug was really nice. However, I personally find that all the exposition in the second half regarding Nayug and the egg was too long winded. I would have preferred that they show us, rather than tell us all about the history.

I personally find this series, just like Kemono no Souja Erin, disappointing in their respective second half. I am also not a huge fan of Balsa.

It's kind of crazy that the anime has only adapted 1 volume(?) of the entire 10 volumes. I am kind of interested in what the series will bring in the remaining 9 novels. It would be pretty cool if this show gets a sequel adaptation even after 9 years have passed. I bet the world building is gonna be crazy good.
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Jun 21, 2016 12:31 AM

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Jul 1, 2016 9:15 PM

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Why does she have 2 of the blue earrings??????? WHY WHY WHY FORESHADOW FOR A CONTINUANCE OF SERIES?????? IS THAT WHY SHE DIDN'T SETTLE DOWN. WHY WHY. Assuming one of them is from Chagum where he was given one earring from him mother, and he later returned it to Balsa. Or did 2nd Empress give both of the earrings as a pair, one she has, the other in Chagum's possession to Balsa as part of the gifts reward.

I really hope someone would be able to provide AN EXPLANATION.
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Jul 16, 2016 8:02 AM
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I was crying at the end of it. I really was. I wanted Chagum to go ahead and run away with Balsa.

The King is an asshole too.

If they bothered to make an anime on the first novelization then they should totally finish the rest of t he novels
 
Jul 31, 2016 5:27 PM

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I just re-watched this series for the second time after maybe 5 or more years. Ahh this is still definitely one of my favorites! Seeing the ending, I just figured out now that Balsa probably got the earrings as her "gift" from the royal family. Especially since Chagum's mother whispers a 'thanks' to her. Can't believe I didn't realize that before...
 
Aug 1, 2016 9:48 PM
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...what a wild fucking ride, holy shit. not bad, i liked how it wrapped up.

7/10
 
Aug 21, 2016 3:45 PM
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Does anyone know why at the very end Balsa had on and put in her hands two necklaces just like chagum did it mean something I don't remember him giving her two or even one.
 
Sep 3, 2016 1:03 PM
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The gemstones we saw Balsa's wearing at the end are called Ruisha and they are related to Balsa's homeland, Kanbal. Here is a more detailed explanation

http://moribito.wikia.com/wiki/Ruisha

My guess is that at least one of them was given to Balsa by Jiguro, and maybe her father gave her the other one.
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Sep 26, 2016 3:50 AM

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the series was okay but i felt like Balsa was repaying her former master by protecting Chagum not because she wanted to. She did it because her former guardian did the same for her. The series was not bad and suggesting taking the boy from his mother in the end frustrated me.
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Nov 14, 2016 12:20 PM

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Really great anime, reminds me Avatar: The Last Airbander, so peaceful and spiritual.

And Barca is amazing.
 
Nov 28, 2016 6:29 AM
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Not as good as people make it out to be. Still, it was a nice watch.
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Dec 18, 2016 5:20 AM
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Can't give less than 10/10 , my tears over past two episodes was sincere,I knew that the moment they walked together hugging each other was the last time of happiness...I guess journey for the Balsa is like a medicine to cure this pain cause by parting with Chagum, he seemed to love her more than real mom
 
Jan 7, 2017 12:41 AM

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I guess this show is not my taste.

5/10
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Mar 12, 2017 5:25 PM
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i've seen it twice now.

i give it an 8/10

overall its a good anime, there's nothing really bad about it, but nothing that makes me say "Wow, that was amazing"

and there's a good chunk of episodes where nothing important happens, they're just the SoL type.
 
Mar 13, 2017 11:39 PM

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Man, this was such an incredible series. Just finished re-watching this, still had tears when Chagum and Balsa were saying goodbye.

I NEED a second season.
 
Apr 2, 2017 3:47 AM

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The series is great even though it was somewhat lacking... they could have at least put a timeskip lol


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I enjoyed this a lot. I really liked Balsa's character, female roles like hers at hard to find in anime. I'm usually not one to want "romantic" ends but I was really hoping Tanda and Balsa at least ended up together, kinda disappointing IMO. But nevertheless 9/10!
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May 8, 2017 8:47 AM

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That was a great journey, I wish it never ended.. just like Chagum :(

Also I wish the end is not "open-ended"
Kinda wish Balsa & Tanda married then have one or two children then meet Chagum again in the future
I guess that won't happen

Well, time to move on!
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May 17, 2017 4:55 PM

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awesome show, holy damn =O

kinda sad ending i guess but still awesome story, can't give it less than a 10

they should have done an ova or something tho
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Jun 1, 2017 4:01 PM
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It is just beautiful series. Really touches your heart. Also it shed life of villagers and old custom that I forgot.
 
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Man, this was such an incredible series. Just finished re-watching this, still had tears when Chagum and Balsa were saying goodbye.

I NEED a second season.
I have same opinion , by the way are you indian by any chance ?
 
Jun 1, 2017 4:04 PM
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Well I nearly fall for balsa ..... LoL she beautiful.
 
Jun 1, 2017 4:09 PM
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awesome show, holy damn =O

kinda sad ending i guess but still awesome story, can't give it less than a 10

they should have done an ova or something tho
yes u r right its old but right ?
 
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The series is great even though it was somewhat lacking... they could have at least put a timeskip lol
time skip perhaps but it's beauty is also in slow pace of it.
 
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Paleshika said:
Man, this was such an incredible series. Just finished re-watching this, still had tears when Chagum and Balsa were saying goodbye.

I NEED a second season.
I have same opinion , by the way are you indian by any chance ?


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Jul 20, 2017 10:20 AM

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what a shitty ending , it felt like they forced the ending to be one of those happy ever after ones which felt forced for me tbh , even the prince was still a crying pussy till the end , 6.5/10 .
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Nov 1, 2017 2:07 PM

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Not the most exciting watch, but the story was solid.

8/10
 
Mar 17, 2018 9:01 PM

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All in all a fun series. Great animation. Well done.
 
Apr 25, 2018 6:40 AM

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Didn’t expect to like this show as much as I did. Beautiful Coming of Age story. It also pulled of the whole white and grey morality thing better than most shows.

8/10

 
Aug 8, 2018 6:28 AM

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That wasn't my ideal ending, but not bad nonetheless. I just hope one day they'll get a chance to meet each other again.
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Sep 28, 2018 1:45 PM

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It was as bittersweet as I expected.

I'm furious with the Emperor though, he didn't learn anything, he's now treating his surviving son as a symbol of power, a gift from the heavens, just to consolidate his power once again, well, at least this time, it's almost with the truth, he will "just" erase Balsa, Tanda, Torogai, and their efforts from the history.

Speaking about them, poor Tanda is still waiting, and maybe Balsa should've given him an answer because she doesn't see much interested in him, but to leave him hanging like this is bad. And Torogai was right at home back in the palace, and her scenes were funny. But the Empress wasn't even able to thank Balsa personally, and it hurts, all of those customs getting in the way of people that just wanted to talk. For a second there I thought that they would go away without being able to talk to Chagum ever again, and it would be too much to bear, I was so glad with that goodbye, because it happened, not because it was happening if this makes any sense.

But well, simply superb, I can't wait for Shika no Ou now.
 
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I watched this anime in full about a year ago and just finished my second run of the show, and I have to say it captivated me just as much if not more than the first time.

The relationship between Balsa and Chagum had me teary eyed multiple times, it was in perfect character for Chagum to stay at the palace, and despite most of me wishing that they could have "raised a little hell" just as balsa so eloquently put it I'm still very happy with the last episode.

Of course that was not the only aspect of this anime that was fantastical, the art and time devoted to the score was incredibly beautiful as well, and the fight scenes! My lord the fight scenes, all of them were amazing feats of animation in of themselves, but I think we can all agree episode 3 left us speechless.

My only nitpick is how there was not much challenge in how they obtained the knowledge of the Rorunga, I felt like it was too easy, the girl who heard the storyteller's legend (whose name escapes me) gave them the information pretty easily and it just seems too convenient, then the empire's willingness to cooperate henceforth. With the king as strict as he is I just find it unlikely that he would allow Chagum to be cared for by balsa during the months preluding the spring equinox

I can go on about this all day, and I even made this account only because I just had to put down my thoughts somewhere, but in the end this is one of my favorite anime of all time, and in my book i'ts a really close 9 out of 10.
 
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Nice story. Solid anime for sure.
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