Kemono no Souja Erin

Alt title: Erin

TV (50 eps)
4.245 of 5 from 1,817 votes
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In the war against neighboring countries, the Grand Duke’s warriors use dragon-like beasts called Touda as weapons. Touda are admired across the nation and villages take great pride in breeding them. Erin lives in one such village with her mother, Soyon, who is the best beastinarian in the country. However, life in the village is not so straightforward: Soyon is also an Ariyo, a woman of the Mist People - a race that is feared by humans for its mystical abilities. So that she and Erin can stay in the village, Soyon must flawlessly fulfill her duty capturing and disciplining the Touda; but while Erin wants nothing more than to become a beastinarian, she also feels sorry for the Touda and recognizes that there’s far more to them than meets the eye. Can Erin ever become an ordinary beastinarian when her deepest instincts tell her there is a better way to interact with the Touda?

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VivisQueen's avatar by VivisQueen on Oct 28, 2010
Score 8/10

Here comes another marvellous adaptation of the works of Nahoko Uehashi, the author of Seirei no Moribito. Just like Moribito, Kemono no Souja Erin uses the interdependence of nature and humans as a canvas on which to paint its story and gives the mother-child relationship central place in that picture. What... read more

haize78's avatar by haize78 on Nov 2, 2015
Score 8/10

Kemono no Souja Erin is a lovely anime, one I do definetely recommend watching. It's a coming of age story that had me crying countless times. It's one of those special anime which are meant to be enjoyed by both children and adults alike, like the Studio Ghibli ones. It's a very long anime, 50 episodes, and at times - especially at the beginning - quite slow-paced, but those 50 episodes are not filler (I... read more

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