Nahoko Uehashi talks about life and “sounds” in her recent post on Kemono no Souja Erin Anime.
Watching this show, viewers may believe Erin brought peace back to the world alone but in my opinion, no single person’s actions can bring peace to the world.
Such a society can only be achieved by people going through a cycle of trial and error so that they may learn from denial and be corrected in their ways.
Life is like a bubble, short and thus giving each person little strength to achieve anything alone yet, in the society we live in today such humans are born into the world one after the other, “living and achieving.”
Erin managed to accomplish many “sounds” by experiencing hesitation, being troubled and thinking as she walked her path, meeting various things (including beasts) and people.
At the end of her path, her near-death experience at Tahai Aze was an invaluable lesson to her but, if she had not been willing to try her best at everything throughout her life, it never would have happened and her “sound” wouldn’t have been tuned.
Life maybe short for us but as we walk our paths, each of us produce our own “sounds”, resonating together with the sounds of others and sometimes it may not be in harmony but more complex, sounds are produced. Perhaps we could say it’s one grand tuning session as we play.
This 50 episode series is an animated version of my books “Toudah Arc” and “King Beasts Arc” but, you’ll find two more books that continue the story of Erin’s life were released this summer “Quest Arc” and “Final Arc”. It tells the story of Erin’s life after she is married and becomes a mother.
I handed over the preview copies of those stories to the director Mr. Hamana, Mr. Fuseki and Mr. Fujisaki. After reading a certain chapter, Mr. Fujisaki said, “I’m going to kill you, Uehashi!” (Laughs) They did a splendid job of bringing one of the scenes to life at the end of the show.(Sources: Original, English Translation by Xcomp)