Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Kemono no Souja Erin

Some people may be surprised by the anime that I watch. Kemono no Souja Erin (The Beast Player Erin) is clearly aimed at a younger audience and the broadcaster, NHK, is well known for shows that are totally inoffensive and always teach life lessons. Sounds boring doesn't it? Not true!

What makes them watchable is that the stories are never dumbed down. Kemono no Souja Erin has already established that the country is at war, so it is likely that the our young protagonist is going to be drawn into that somehow. You don't draw attention to things like that unless they are important later in the story.

After two episodes, the title character, Erin, has already been shown to be both intelligent and observant. Of course she is only 10 and likes to goof off too, which keeps the character believable. This series is long (50 episodes) so there is a lot of story to be told.

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