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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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Ranked: #1092
Popularity: #1331
Members: 20,584
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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.

Related Anime

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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Nov 22, 2014
I'm sure that most of you have heard of anime such as Naruto, Bleach, and Sword Art Online, but haven't heard of Beast Player Erin. Truly a shame which anime are becoming popular and which are becoming overlooked and forgotten these days. Beast Player Erin is a series that isn't nearly as popular as other modern shows, but it's one that once you know about it, you're going to want to watch it, then you're going to love it, then wish you had known about it before and then be overwhelmed by the urge to re-watch it; this was certainly the case for me. I've 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.
If you enjoy your anime in a fantasy setting, with good world-building, then you'll enjoy either of these series. Plus they both happen to have well developed, female protagonist.

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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