Kemono no Souja Erin

Alt title: Erin

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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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  • Erin the Green-Eyed image

    Episode 1

    Erin the Green-Eyed

  • Soh-Yon the Healer image

    Episode 2

    Soh-Yon the Healer

  • The Battling Beast image

    Episode 3

    The Battling Beast

  • Secret in the Mist image

    Episode 4

    Secret in the Mist

  • Erin and the Egg Thief image

    Episode 5

    Erin and the Egg Thief

  • Soh-Yon’s Warmth image

    Episode 6

    Soh-Yon’s Warmth

  • Mother's Whistle image

    Episode 7

    Mother's Whistle

  • Joh-on the Beekeeper image

    Episode 8

    Joh-on the Beekeeper

  • Honey and Erin image

    Episode 9

    Honey and Erin

  • Birds of Dawn image

    Episode 10

    Birds of Dawn

  • Inside the Door image

    Episode 11

    Inside the Door

  • The Silver Feather image

    Episode 12

    The Silver Feather

  • The Valley of the Ohju image

    Episode 13

    The Valley of the Ohju

  • People of the Mist image

    Episode 14

    People of the Mist

  • The Two's Past image

    Episode 15

    The Two's Past

  • Ia-lu the Seh-zan image

    Episode 16

    Ia-lu the Seh-zan

  • The Shin-Oh In Danger image

    Episode 17

    The Shin-Oh In Danger

  • Master Ethal image

    Episode 18

    Master Ethal

  • Friends at Kazalum image

    Episode 19

    Friends at Kazalum

  • The Ohju Named Lilan image

    Episode 20

    The Ohju Named Lilan

  • The Disappearing Light image

    Episode 21

    The Disappearing Light

  • The Harp's Sound image

    Episode 22

    The Harp's Sound

  • The Oath of Kazalum image

    Episode 23

    The Oath of Kazalum

  • Song of Grief image

    Episode 24

    Song of Grief

  • An Errand for Two image

    Episode 25

    An Errand for Two

  • Lilan's Feelings image

    Episode 26

    Lilan's Feelings

  • Fallen into Hikara image

    Episode 27

    Fallen into Hikara

  • Joh-on's Death image

    Episode 28

    Joh-on's Death

  • The Beast's Fangs image

    Episode 29

    The Beast's Fangs

  • The Fourth Winter image

    Episode 30

    The Fourth Winter

  • Luminous Sky image

    Episode 31

    Luminous Sky

  • The Great Crime image

    Episode 32

    The Great Crime

  • Flying image

    Episode 33

    Flying

  • Ia-lu and Erin image

    Episode 34

    Ia-lu and Erin

  • A New Life image

    Episode 35

    A New Life

  • The Graduation Test image

    Episode 36

    The Graduation Test

  • Birth image

    Episode 37

    Birth

  • Shin-Oh Harumiyah image

    Episode 38

    Shin-Oh Harumiyah

  • Tohda Attack image

    Episode 39

    Tohda Attack

  • A Nation in Shadow image

    Episode 40

    A Nation in Shadow

  • The Truth of the Shin-Oh image

    Episode 41

    The Truth of the Shin-Oh

  • Seimiyah's Tears image

    Episode 42

    Seimiyah's Tears

  • Beast Healer image

    Episode 43

    Beast Healer

  • Akun-Meh-Chai image

    Episode 44

    Akun-Meh-Chai

  • Caged Bird image

    Episode 45

    Caged Bird

  • The Bond Between the Two image

    Episode 46

    The Bond Between the Two

  • A Pure Night image

    Episode 47

    A Pure Night

  • Dawn of Tahai-Azeh image

    Episode 48

    Dawn of Tahai-Azeh

  • Final Battle image

    Episode 49

    Final Battle

  • Beast Player image

    Episode 50

    Beast Player

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

Story
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

duchessliz's avatar by duchessliz on Sep 3, 2014
Score 9/10

Our story begins with a young girl named Erin who is being raised by her mother Soyon in Ake Village where they raise war lizards called Touda to fight in an ongoing war led by the Grand Duke. Soyon is a very gifted beastenarian who was formerly of the Mist People, which are a group of infamous nomads who are known for their mysterious technics. Erin is fascinated by the world around her. Fascinated by the... read more

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