On May 19th one of the most beautiful events of all time will take place — a royal wedding. Prince Henry and Meghan Markle will tie the knot at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. To celebrate, FANDOM went through Crunchyroll’s anime catalog and found a few anime shows that will put you in a grand mood. So, here are six anime to get you ready for the royal wedding.
Yona of the Dawn
The Kingdom of Kouka has only one person in line for the throne, the 15-year-old princess Yona. The sheltered princess expects to have a fantastic birthday celebration with her father King il, her friend and bodyguard Hak, and her older cousin (and love interest) Soo-Won. But, things don’t go as planned. Yona witnesses Soo-Won murdering the king.
Now, with the king dead, Soo-Won claims the crown. Hak and Yona must flee the palace for their lives. But it is only when Yona leaves the comfort of the palace that she sees the impact of her father’s rule. The Kingdom of Kouka lies in ruin due to poverty, conflicts, and corruption. Reclaiming the throne will be more difficult than she initially thought. Even so, she’s determined to grow from a naïve young princess to a fierce warrior.
Based on Mizuho Kusanagi’s manga of the same name, Yona of the Dawn tells the tale of a young woman forced to face the dark truths surrounding her country, father, and the person she used to love. But despite how dire her situation may be, Yona — with Hak by her side — decides to face these hardships in hopes of restoring her country to its former glory.
Snow White with the Red Hair
Despite having the same title as one of Disney’s most famous fairy tales, Snow White with the Red Hair is nothing like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Ever since she was a young girl living in the Kingdom of Tanbarun, Shirayuki has gained attention due to her rare, apple-red hair color. Years later, she runs an herbalist shop and receives the same attention — but, this time, from the prince of Tanbarun. Instead of romancing her, as any normal fairy tale prince would do, Raji Shenazard demands that Shirayuki become his concubine.
Unwilling to give up her freedom, Shirayuki cuts her mane and escapes into the woods. There she meets Zen Wistaria, the prince of the neighboring country of Clarines, and his two aides. In exchange for healing the prince’s injury, he invites Shirayuki to come to his kingdom.
In Clarines, the girl with the red hair sets out to follow her passion by becoming an apprentice court herbalist. But that isn’t her only goal. She also wants to stay close to the charming young prince. Will their social standings keep them apart, or will love conquer all?
Thanks to its military might, the Holy Britannian Empire rules over one-third of the world. In the 21st century, Britannia invades Japan using giant robot weapons called Knightmare Frames. Now the rest of the world refers to Japan as “Area 11,” and its people as “Elevens.”
An exiled Britannian who was living in Japan at the time, Lelouch Lamperouge, vowed to his Japanese friend Suzaku that he’d destroy Britannia for all the harm it has caused. Years later, Lelouch is in high school. But he rarely attends as he skips class to play chess and gamble against aristocrats. As small as this may be, it’s his way of fighting against Britannia.
One day, he stumbles upon a terrorist group of Elevens who have stolen a mysterious green-haired girl from a military convoy. Lelouch meets this strange girl, known as C.C., who offers him a great yet equally atrocious power — the Geass. With this new ability, Lelouch can get anyone to do his bidding, and he’s got his sights set on the Holy Britannian Empire. But will Lelouch exact retribution, or will he fall victim to the Geass’s curse?
As the “Queen’s Guard Dog,” 10-year-old Ciel Phantomhive is the most powerful boy in all of England. However, the young Phantomhive has endured much suffering. He not only watched his beloved parents die in a fire, he also was abducted and violently tortured.
Desperate to see his parents’ murderers burn, he trades his soul to a demon for a chance to exact revenge on them. This demon, known as Sebastian Michaelis, now serves as Ciel’s butler. He will protect and serve his young master. But he can’t wait to make a delicious meal out of Phantomhive’s soul.
With countless faithful servants and Sebastian on his side, the Queen’s lapdog will confront some formidable enemies in England’s high society as he searches for his parents’ murderers.
The Heroic Legend of Arslan
It’s the year 320, and the truculent King Andragoras III of the Kingdom of Pars wages war with the neighboring empire of Lusitania. However, his son, the young prince Arslan is nothing like his father. The boy is a gentle and empathetic individual who is kind to everyone. Even so, as the future king of Pars, he must prove his strength on the battlefield.
However, during his first battle, everything goes wrong. One of the king’s most trusted officials, Kharlan, betrays King Andragoras III. This allows Lusitanian forces to destroy the Parsan army and assume control over the royal city, Ecbatana. With the military in a mess and the Lusitanians out for his head, Arslan goes on the run. Luckily, he evades capture until his loyal friend Daryun, the formidable Black Knight of Pars, finds him.
With Ecbatana under the rule of Lusitania, Arslan and Daryun must surround themselves with warriors and advisors as the prince searches for a way to liberate the city. But first, he must learn what it means to rule.
The Royal Tutor
The “Royal Tutor” is an exceptional tutor responsible for educating members of the monarchy. They are also considered to be the best teacher in the nation. The charismatic yet strict royal tutor, Heine Wittgenstein is a brilliant man who deserves respect. But, he often doesn’t get it thanks to his short, childlike appearance.
Still, the king of Granzreich has called upon Heine to attempt a difficult task, one that has driven away many of Heine’s colleagues. The king orders Heine to raise a worthy candidate for the throne. But there’s more to this request than meets the eye. At first glance, the princes have all the charisma and delicacy that you would expect from members of the monarchy. However, in actuality, the four princes are a bunch of troublemakers.
Laughter and a ton of headaches await Heine as he tries to form a bond with each of the young princes to groom them for the throne. How will Heine handle these brothers who were too much for the previous royal tutors to handle?