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Anime Featuring Purchased Protagonists

The main characters in these shows are bought at an auction, sold at a slave market, or exchanged for cash or other goods in a private sale. Many purchased protagonists are victims of human trafficking or forced marriages, although some people willingly sell themselves to pay a debt, help someone they love, or escape what they feel is an even worse fate. Characters can be bought for a variety of different reasons, including cases where good samaritans pay specifically to rescue and liberate them.
1 An Archdemon's Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride

An Archdemon's Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride

A socially awkward and foul-mouthed sorcerer spends his entire fortune to purchase a beautiful elf girl at a dark auction.

2 No Money

No Money

Ayase is sold at an auction by his cousin to pay the latter's gambling debts.

3 Sugar Apple Fairy Tale

Sugar Apple Fairy Tale

Anne purchases a foul-mouthed warrior fairy for a gold coin.

4 Taisho Otome Fairy Tale

Taisho Otome Fairy Tale

An underage girl whose family is in debt is purchased by their creditor for 10,000 yen to be a bride for his disabled son.

5 The Ancient Magus' Bride

The Ancient Magus' Bride

Chise, a neglected teenager, agrees to allow herself to be sold at an auction.

6 The Apothecary Diaries

The Apothecary Diaries

Maomao is kidnapped and sold into service at the royal palace.

7 Vinland Saga Season 2

Vinland Saga Season 2

Thorfinn and Einar are both enslaved and purchased by a wealthy land owner to work his farm.

8 Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun

Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun

Iruma Suzuki is sold to a demon by his selfish parents.


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