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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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 50
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 10, 2009 to Dec 26, 2009
Premiered: Winter 2009
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Trans Arts, NHK
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Novel
Genres: Drama, Fantasy
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.471 (scored by 9,441 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #1182
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1428
Members: 35,126
Favorites: 831
8.47
Ranked #118Popularity #1428Members 35,126
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Episodes: /50

Synopsis

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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Characters & Voice Actors

Erin
Erin
Main
Hoshii, Nanase
Japanese
Hoshii, Nanase
Ial
Ial
Supporting
Suzumura, Kenichi
Japanese
Suzumura, Kenichi
Tousana, John
Tousana, John
Supporting
Uchida, Naoya
Japanese
Uchida, Naoya
Soyon
Soyon
Supporting
Hirata, Eriko
Japanese
Hirata, Eriko

Staff

Hamana, Takayuki
Hamana, Takayuki
Director
Hiramitsu, Takuya
Hiramitsu, Takuya
Sound Director
Fuseki, Kazunobu
Fuseki, Kazunobu
Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Takashima, Daisuke
Takashima, Daisuke
Episode Director


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit 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)



More reviewsReviews

Archaeon
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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shanimebib
Apr 22, 2009
[Edit: This review was written when I was still at episode 14. The anime turned out to be a real gem, a true masterpiece. Hopefully my review was a help to get you watch this amazing anime. "Kemono no Souja Erin" was my best random pick. Finally being able to finish it, I am glad that my short review during the premature stage (then still a very new show and just started) got many fans interested, and by the time it finished airing, entered Top 100 Anime of all time. But to all honesty, this anime is worth a place in Top 20 in the read more
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Fleure
May 23, 2016
Prologue:

Lands bound by Magic, Lore, and Myth brimming with fabled creatures and tall-tales are the life force of fantasy-based works. Works of Fantasy tend to be products of pure imagination; the bridge between “what is” and “what can never be” often makes these works innately tantalizing. They have the ability to transport the audience into the fantastic, the absurd, the unreal, but, magic and trickery of the imagination displayed in effective works can invert these “fairy-tales” into something that feels far more real.

The aforesaid effectiveness depends primarily on one element when it comes to Fantasy, and that is world-building. There is nothing that single-handedly matters read more
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Akusa
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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Uehashi Nahoko To Publish Sequels of Kemono no Souja Novel

Kodansha announced the release of the volumes three and four of "Kemono no Souja" novel. The author Uehashi Nahoko had thought that she fully concluded the...read more


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