Kemono no Souja Erin

The Beast Player Erin

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Kemono no Soujya Erin, Kemono no Sou-ja Erin
Japanese: 獣の奏者エリン
English: The Beast Player Erin
German: Erin
Spanish: Erin
French: Erin
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Type: TV
Episodes: 50
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 10, 2009 to Dec 26, 2009
Premiered: Winter 2009
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: NHK
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Novel
Genres: DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.321 (scored by 1995019,950 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #2252
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2066
Members: 80,432
Favorites: 1,462

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In the land of Ryoza, the neighboring provinces of Shin-Ou and Tai-Kou have been at peace. Queen Shinou is the ruler of Ryoza and her greatest general, Grand Duke Taikou, defends the kingdom with his army of powerful war-lizards known as the "Touda." Although the two regions have enjoyed a long-standing alliance, mounting tensions threaten to spark a fierce civil war.

Within Ake, a village in Tai-Kou tasked with raising the Grand Duke's army, lives Erin, a bright girl who spends her days watching the work of her mother Soyon, the village's head Touda doctor. But while under Soyon's care, a disastrous incident befalls the Grand Duke's strongest Touda, and the peace that Erin and her mother had been enjoying vanishes as Soyon is punished severely. In a desperate attempt to save her mother, Erin ends up falling in a river and is swept towards Shin-Ou.

Unable to return home, Erin must learn to lead a new life with completely different people, all while hunting for the truth of both beasts and humanity itself, with tensions between the two regions constantly escalating.

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Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Hiramitsu, Takuya
Sound Director
Takashima, Daisuke
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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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)

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 ...
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 ...
May 23, 2016

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 ...

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