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Kemono no soja(The Beast Player)(Sirius KC)

Kemono no soja (The Beast Player) (1) Sirius KC

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Illustrations: Itoe Takemoto
Publisher: KODANSHA LTD.
Elin, a ten-year-old girl with a lively curiosity, lives with her mother Sohyon, a beast doctor. One day, however, the giant reptiles in Sohyon’s care die mysteriously. Sohyon is blamed for their deaths and must be punished.

Kemono no soja (The Beast Player) (2) Sirius KC

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Illustrations: Itoe Takemoto
Publisher: KODANSHA LTD.
Elin is rescued from the brink of death by the beekeeper Joeun who raises her. One day, she stumbles upon Royal Beasts in a mountain ravine and is captivated by their beauty. Winged, wolf-faced creatures, they are the symbol of the Yojeh, the kingdom’s divine ruler. Meanwhile, Ialu, a bodyguard, suspects that rebels are plotting to assassinate the Yojeh. Royal Beasts, Toda and the Yojeh. Threads of fate weave together as we follow the tale of Elin, a young girl enchanted by the beasts that form the cornerstone of the kingdom.

Kemono no soja (The Beast Player) (3) Sirius KC

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Illustrations: Itoe Takemoto
Publisher: KODANSHA LTD.
Elin is now fourteen. Joeun’s son appears and begs his father to return to the capital. Joeun finally shares the truth of his past with Elin. The day she has always dreaded has come. She must part from Joeun but in doing so, her life takes a new turn and she discovers a new purpose.

Kemono no soja (The Beast Player) (4) Sirius KC

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Illustrations: Itoe Takemoto
Publisher: KODANSHA LTD.
Elin is getting used to life at the school for beast doctors when she meets Leelan, a Royal Beast cub. Stolen from its mother and wounded, it refuses to eat. Elin feels sorry for it and begs the head mistress to let her care for it. Can she save the cub with the knowledge she has gleaned from watching Royal Beasts in the wild?

Kemono no soja (The Beast Player) (5) Sirius KC

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Illustrations: Itoe Takemoto
Publisher: KODANSHA LTD.
Leelan has recovered, and Elin and the cub spend many happy days together. Elin begins to suspect that Leelan understands what she is saying. Gradually, she deepens her connection with this Royal Beast about which so little is known. That bond will lead her to a startling truth.

Kemono no soja (The Beast Player) (6) Sirius KC

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Illustrations: Itoe Takemoto
Publisher: KODANSHA LTD.
Elin succeeds in communicating with an injured male Royal Beast using her harp, but this leads to unforeseen results. Graduation approaches, and Elin’s joyful years at the school are drawing to a close. Although soon she must part with her close friend Yuyan, she is destined to meet the Yojeh and Ialu.

Kemono no soja (The Beast Player) (7) Sirius KC

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Illustrations: Itoe Takemoto
Publisher: KODANSHA LTD.
When the Yojeh visits the school, everyone tries to conceal Elin’s ability to communicate with the Royal Beasts. The Yojeh’s nephew, Damiya, however, takes a fancy to Elin. When the Yojeh is ambushed by a troop of Toda riders, Elin flies to her rescue on Leelan, exposing the true nature of the Royal Beasts.

Kemono no soja (The Beast Player) (8) Sirius KC

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Illustrations: Itoe Takemoto
Publisher: KODANSHA LTD.
Elin is summoned before the Yojeh and ordered to use Leelan to protect her on her journey home. An unexpected misfortune plunges the kingdom into uncertainty, and the relationship between the Yojeh and the Grand Duke undergoes a drastic change.

Kemono no soja (The Beast Player) (9) Sirius KC

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Illustrations: Itoe Takemoto
Publisher: KODANSHA LTD.
Elin is forced to move to the capital with Leelan and the other Royal Beasts in her care. There she discovers that Damiya wishes to use the Beasts as weapons. To prevent that, she must convince him that no one else can control them. Ialu meanwhile has identified the mastermind behind the assassination of Yojeh Halumiya, but will he have time to act? Elin and Ialu are once again thrown together by fate.

Kemono no soja (The Beast Player) (10) Sirius KC

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Illustrations: Itoe Takemoto
Publisher: KODANSHA LTD.
Ialu has been attacked and wounded. While nursing him, Elin learns how to gain access to Seimiya, the new ruler. Gambling on a sliver of hope, she tells Seimiya everything, including the disturbing tale of how the Yojeh’s line was founded. What will Seimiya do now that she knows?

Kemono no soja (The Beast Player) (11) Sirius KC

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Illustrations: Itoe Takemoto
Publisher: KODANSHA LTD.
Seimiya must decide the fate of her kingdom on the Field of Tahai Azeh. The choice she makes tips the balance, and Elin and Leelan must race to save both her and the nation. This brings to an end the story of the young woman who loved the Royal Beasts and longed to communicate with them.

Kemono no soja(The Beast Player)(Comic paperback)

Kemono no soja (The Beast Player) 1 Comic paperback

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Illustrations: Itoe Takemoto
Publisher: KODANSHA LTD.
Ten-year-old Elin brims with intelligence and curiosity. Her mother Sohyon, a beast doctor, is sentenced to death for letting the giant Toda reptiles in her charge die. But before she is killed, she saves Elin by whistling through her fingers. Orphaned, Elin is raised by the beekeeper Joeun who teaches her the mysteries of nature. One day in the mountains, she stumbles upon magnificent beasts.

Kemono no soja (The Beast Player) 2 Comic paperback

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Illustrations: Itoe Takemoto
Publisher: KODANSHA LTD.
At a banquet celebrating the birth of the kingdom’s divine ruler, a rebel seeking to overthrow her reign, attacks. The arrow he launches, however, grazes a Royal Beast cub, symbol of the Yojeh’s power, and lodges in the stomach of her bodyguard, Ialu. Who is behind this plot? Elin, now 14, enters a school with the aim of becoming a beast doctor like her mother. There she encounters Leelan, the Royal Beast cub that was injured at the banquet and has been brought to the school for treatment. To cure the cub, which is refusing to eat, Elin seeks ways to understand and communicate with it.

Kemono no soja (The Beast Player) 3 Comic paperback

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Illustrations: Itoe Takemoto
Publisher: KODANSHA LTD.
Leelan becomes attached to Elin, and the two communicate through Elin’s harp. The bond between them is based on love rather than fear, or at least so Elin believes, and she decides to ignore the Royal Beast Canon as she cares for it. As a result, the cub grows into a majestic beast. One day, a man with the same eyes as Elin’s mother appears and reveals to her the tragedy concealed within the Canon that binds the Royal Beasts. Will Leelan’s existence and friendship with Elin bring on a disaster?

Kemono no soja (The Beast Player) 4 Comic paperback

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Illustrations: Itoe Takemoto
Publisher: KODANSHA LTD.
The Yojeh visits the school at Kazalumu where she witnesses the bond between Elin and Leelan and Leelan’s cub, the first ever born in captivity. She invites Elin to bring them with her to the capital, but Elin is puzzled. Aware that the Royal Beast Canon, which has been upheld by generations of Yojeh, prevents the Beasts from bearing young, she had expected the Yojeh to be furious, not overjoyed. On her way home, the Yojeh is ambushed by Toda riders. To save her, Elin must wield skills her mother died to conceal, making Leelan a weapon. Elin is forced to choose as tragedy unfolds before her.

Seirei no moribito (Guardian of the Spirit) (Gangan Comics)

Seirei no moribito (Guardian of the Spirit) 1 Gangan Comics

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Illustrations: Kamui Fujiwara
Publisher: SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
Balsa, the female bodyguard, sets out on a never-ending journey to save Prince Chagum from assassins sent by his father, the Mikado.

Seirei no moribito (Guardian of the Spirit) 2 Gangan Comics

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Illustrations: Kamui Fujiwara
Publisher: SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
Balsa and Prince Chagum remain fugitives as they attempt to evade the reach of the Mikado. The strange power that lies dormant within Chagum is gradually released.

Seirei no moribito (Guardian of the Spirit) 3 Gangan Comics

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Illustrations: Kamui Fujiwara
Publisher: SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
Chagum harbors within him the spirit egg of the water guardian. As the egg grows, he is tested with great difficulties. The lives of the boy and the unborn spirit creature hang upon the outcome of this struggle.

Seirei no moribito (Guardian of the Spirit) (Asahi Comic Bunko)

Seirei no moribito (Guardian of the Spirit) 1 Asahi Comic Bunko

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Illustrations: Kamui Fujiwara
Publisher: Publisher:Asahi Shimbun Publications Inc.
Prince Chagum, who is the guardian of the spirit which has hidden its egg inside him, and Balsa, a bodyguard who has vowed to save the lives of eight people, are thrown together by fate and must now carve out a new destiny.

Seirei no moribito (Guardian of the Spirit) 2 Asahi Comic Bunko

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Illustrations: Kamui Fujiwara
Publisher: Asahi Shimbun Publications Inc.
Balsa and company continue to flee the dogged pursuit of the Mikado’s assassins. As the egg within Prince Chagum grows and reaches maturity, Rarunga, a monster that feasts on such eggs, begins to stalk the prince between the two worlds.

Yami no moribito (Guardian of the Darkness)(Nemuki+ Comics)

Yami no moribito (Guardian of the Darkness) ①

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Illustrations: Yuu
Publisher: Asahi Shimbun Publications Inc.
Balsa the female bodyguard returns to her native land of Kanbal for the first time in 25 years. She sets out to clear the name of her foster father, Jiguro, who has been branded a traitor, but the secrets of the past block her path. What awaits her in the depths of the mountain where no light shines?

Yami no moribito (Guardian of the Darkness) ②

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Illustrations: Yuu
Publisher: Asahi Shimbun Publications Inc.
The return of Balsa, who was raised and trained by Jiguro, to Kanbal precipitates an unforeseen chain of events. As those pursuing her close in, the secrets surrounding her foster father’s past come to light.

Yami no moribito (Guardian of the Darkness) ③

Hardcover

Illustrations: Yuu
Publisher: Asahi Shimbun Publications Inc.
The last chapter of the comic version of Nahoko Uehashi’s Guardian Series, which sold over 5.7 million copies. Sensitive illustrations capture this epic fantasy world in exquisite detail.
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