In times long past, the Shadow Lord was defeated by the Belt of Deltora, and its creator Adeen united the seven tribes into one kingdom called Deltora. The Shadow Lord bid his time, striking again generations later; he destroyed the belt and scattered the gems, thus leaving the land open to be easily subjugated. Now, in the present day, a young man named Lief does what he can to fight the forces of the Shadow Lord. On his 16th birthday, Lief's father confesses to being the last king of Deltora’s friend, and has reforged the sacred belt. With new hope, Lief takes it upon himself to find the gems, restore the belt, and to bring hope to the people of Deltora once more! Together with Barda, an ex-palace guard, Lief sets out on an adventure of a lifetime!
The Adventure Begins
Jasmine, Girl of the Forests
The Golden Knight
The Enigmatic Giant
Nij and Doj’s Trap
The Monster in the Lake of Tears
Tom’s Curious Shop
Noradz the Clean
Cross the River
The King of the Rats
Deltora Quest is normally considered a poor anime that is just a typical adventure series about travelling around a world that is now ruled by a great evil. To save the world, Lief, Barda and Jasmine must collect gems for the mystical Belt of Deltora. This sounds cliche, and most of the anime is cliche. However, I found this anime to be more enjoyable than most people think. It's best to watch with other people, like your family and a group of friends. I watched this with my sister, and for probably the first 15 episodes all we did was make fun of pretty much everything that happened. However, after a while, we began to become seriously excited about watching the next episode, and more interested in the story as they got closer to collecting all of the gems. We left off when they collected all of the gems, as the channel that played Deltora Quest for us stopped showing new episodes, which was very disappointing. Despite having made fun of the series at the beginning, we came close to it. If you give this series a chance, then you might find that you'll come to enjoy it too.
Considering how I rate this on my list, this may look a bit odd - how the scores are not much more than average. The reason for that is simple: based on how I viewed the books I had grown up with, I saw a perfect medium with which to visualize the words I had so often read at home. Because I know others who have read the series, some parts didn't seem as out of place as they might've if I had only seen the anime. When I recommended this to some, they found certain aspects to be quite detrimental (such as Thaegan's song, the words on the slate that were sometimes characters or english, etc.) that I didn't think about because I had already recognized they were a part of that world and the "nostalgia immunity" kicked in. At the same time, that was what made the book series what it was, and to change those at all would have basically made it another series entirely (yes, even the place called "The Dark"). As I think about the series, I find that there are many points eventually answered in the books that the anime failed to inform about. This - for me - is a plus, as I like being able to identify additional information from other mediums to build a larger knowledge base. For most, however, this can be a bit of a set-back. Many people who watch anime, either want questions to be answered, or for their to be such outlandish scenarios that your head can't even fathom the knowledge it would take to create such an environment. Because of this, the enjoyment of the series can be lessened for many. Even so, the overarching plot, varying characters and puzzle-elemented scenarios create the world of Deltora, both in the books, and the anime. For those who are willing to accept a bit of a less-action-more-thinking type of show, I would say give it a shot. If you like shows with fights like... AoT, Bleach, or more in depth relationships like in Vandread, you may want to look elsewhere. All-in-all, a good show with it's own quirks that easily makes it fall under one of my top ten anime of all time (in my opinion, naturallly). ~KiyokoNee~
This anime was one of the first I've seen. I was 10 when I watched it.I was COMPLETELY IN LOVE with it!!! I wouldrecommend it because the story is very unique and and the characters personalities are very realistic. Okay the Animation could be better, but actually we should admit that we're talking about an anme from 2007...To cut the long story short, it's not stressfull to watch the entire anime, you should not be afraid from the 65 episodes, because this anime is absorbing.
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