Erin-also known as Kemono no Souja Erin-is a Japanese anime series based on the novel series of the same name by Nahoko Uehashi that follows ten-year-old Erin, a kind-hearted young girl who lives with her mother and has a huge fondness for animals of all kinds. Erin has a particular affection for the Touda, a species similar to dragons that are currently being exploited for use in a devastating civil war. When her mother is suddenly and unjustly killed, Erin is left alone and lost in the world. As the war rages on, Erin is finally taken in by a group of people called the Ohju, who are known for their ability to breed and control animals. Erin's natural ability to befriend and engage with animals is promptly recognized by her new friends, and she begins working toward achieving the ultimate goal-to become a Master at the Ohju Breeding School.