This article is about anime with a distinct contrasts between Nobles and Commoners. We will look at five distinct series that focus on this contrast, highlighting the problems of both sides of society, from political conflict to personal relationships.
Through these stories, we can see how power relations affect people’s lives in significant and important ways. So, if you’re seeking for an interesting story with complex characters to invest in, go no further than these five anime!
Ulysses: Jeanne d’Arc and the Alchemist Knight
This anime, as the title suggests, revolves around nobles and commoners, although more so nobles, but the story is that during the hundred-year battle between France and England over the succession of the French crown, Montmorency, a son of noble, immerses himself in the studies of magic and alchemy. Following France’s loss, his school is disbanded, he has lost everything and is now a wanted person, and his true life begins.
The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me?
A 25-year-old man Suddenly waking up in a new world, he realizes that he is in the body of a six-year-old boy, and he also retains his previous memories. Shingo learns that he is now the eighth son of a poor Nobel, living in the country and suffering from financial struggles, but after finding that he has a great aptitude for magic, would his struggle change?
Chronicles of an Aristocrat Reborn in Another World
This is an isikai anime that focuses on Nobel, but there are some aspects of commoners in it as well. Overall, this is a nice light fantasy anime.
Our hero is reincarnated as Cain von Silford, third son of a noble family in a realm of swords and sorcery, after dying in the process of stopping a crime in modern Japan.
All children are blessed by the gods in their new lives… Cain, on the other hand, is suddenly gifted with a complete array of magical abilities. If he wants to roam the world as a free spirit, he can’t reveal too much of his potential to the wrong people. A fun, escaping reality journey in another world begins!
Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo
In 5053, Viscount Albert de Morcerf and Baron Franz d’Epinay attend the Carnival on Luna. While Franz seeks fun, Albert is looking for something more – he finds it in Count of Monte Cristo, a mysterious nobleman who meets his gaze at the opera.
After befriending him, Albert introduces him to French society. But little does he know that the Count’s aim is to get revenge on those who wronged him years ago. Gankutsuou follows their intertwined destinies and the ultimate price paid for exacting revenge.
Moribito – Guardian of the Spirit
The Shin Yogo Empire is on the brink of a devastating drought. Ancient myths tell of how the first emperor and eight warriors slayed a water demon to avoid famine. Now, with another water demon manifesting in Prince Chagum’s body, his father orders his sacrifice for the empire’s salvation. Enter Balsa, a mysterious spear-wielding mercenary who saves Chagum from assassination and takes an oath to protect him from imperial hunters.