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Kemono no Souja Erin

Kemono no Souja Erin

Alternative Titles

English: Erin
Synonyms: Kemono no Soujya Erin, Kemono no Sou-ja Erin, The Beast Player Erin
Japanese: 獣の奏者エリン


Type: TV
Episodes: 50
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 10, 2009 to Dec 26, 2009
Genres: Drama, Fantasy
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Erin is a young girl who lives with her mother in a village which raises war-lizards, called Touda. We see her daily life, which changes as she grows up. Meanwhile, there is growing tension between the two provinces of the country she lives in.

Based on the fantasy series written by Uehashi Nahoko, also known for Seirei no Moribito.

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Adaptation: Kemono no Souja
Summary: Kemono no Souja Erin: Soushuuhen

Characters & Voice Actors

Hoshii, Nanase
Hoshii, Nanase
Duke Damiya
Duke Damiya
Ishida, Akira
Ishida, Akira
Hirata, Eriko
Hirata, Eriko
Takahashi, Mikako
Takahashi, Mikako


Hamana, Takayuki
Hiramitsu, Takuya
Sound Director
Gotou, Midori
Takako, Matsu
Theme Song Performance

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Jan 5, 2010
Kemono no Souja Erin (The Beast Player Erin), is a surprising anime. Not in the way it looks or sounds, or in any aspect of it's production. Not even because of it's story or characters (which are wonderfuly by the way). No, it's surprising for being the most recent example of a genre that is slowly disappearing in anime.

Many people will be confused by that statement, especially as the show is very clearly labelled and marketed as a children's series, and as everyone knows, kids shows are rife in anime. The problem, however, doesn't lie in the fact that this series was initially aimed at read more
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Apr 25, 2011
Now how good is Kemono no Souja Erin? So good in fact that I decided to create my first account on a anime-related site and write my first anime review (ever)...

[side note]
After I received a small hole in my heart after watching The Twelve Kingdoms, I was searching around for a nice fantasy anime with a certain scope and detail in a fantasy setting. I did not know that my small open wound would be ripped further and leaving me *gasp* in further pain; anime is my heroin.

[review begins]
We begin the story that would have had the typical children's story feel, yet read more
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Both shows are based on their respective light novel series by Uehashi Nahoko, and both are presented in a style that is somewhat different from the norm.
Time skips.

But mostly, both universes are very similar (visually as well) - sort of a throwback to communal, village living coupled with co-existence between weird creatures and humans. Special powers/talents as a plot device is heavily touched upon in both.

Opening Theme

#1: "Shizuku (雫)" by Sukima Switch (eps 1-30)
#2: "Shizuku (雫)" by Chitose Hajime (eps 31-50)

Ending Theme

#1: "After the rain" by cossami (eps 1-29)
#2: "Kitto Tsutaete (きっと伝えて)" by Takako Matsu (eps 30-49)

Recent News

Uehashi Nahoko To Publish Sequels of Kemono no Souja Novel
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01-12-11, 10:30 AM

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