Game of Thrones & Anime
Today is all about anime similar to Game of Thrones where the fantasy appeal met the battlefield. Game of Thrones is a franchise that attracted many fans from anime and vice versa. With the recent ending, fans are left with more questions than answers but the glory of Game of Thrones will still live on in past seasons. The Game of Thrones’ appeal is felt in shows like Arslan Senki, Kingdom, Moribito: Guardians of the Spirit, Berserk, Legend of the Galactic Heroes, and The Twelve Kingdoms. Arslan Senki has Arslan, who is the prince of Pars, tries to outwit the oppressors of the Lusitania Kingdom in restoring power back to Pars. He gives similar vibes to the Starks family through experiencing hardships of loss and other related situations. Kingdom dates back to the Qin Dynasty where the feeling of war and fighting is too much of a reality. Both storylines follow a plot device where war is the pivotal force behind many warring powers. Moribito: Guardians of the Spirit has the character of Balsa who ends up saving Chagum and is contracted to protect a possessed prince. Magic on the battlefield and politics are things that are very prevalent in Game of Thrones and Moribito. Berserk has a swordsman named Guts who gets trained by Griffith and fights the dark fantasy realm of the series. These two stories are really awesomely written how they both capture the same feel from the manga and novel versions to the screen. Legend of the Galactic Heroes has the autocratic Galactic Empire and the democratic Free Planets Alliance in an epic space war. Political lifestyle in LOGH and GoT are always in a flux of people thinking that their ideas about government are right. The Twelve Kingdoms follows Nakajima Youko where one day her high school life is forever changed when she is transported to a world of very diverse kingdoms. As stated by CJL, “The world of 12 kingdoms is fantastically detailed and they each have different styles of government, culture, society and morals and ethos just like the 7 kingdoms of Westeros.” Game of Thrones and other shows like it will continue to inspire fans that gravitate towards the interesting plot in the fantasy genre.