The Libra Scales, a Zodiac sign associated with balance, justice and, in Egyptian myth, the process of going into the afterlife and even order itself by association of the Scales with the Goddess Ma’at. Myth and concepts aside, Libras are airy and detached but still social with a love for peace. However, they can be indecisive and this list reflects that quality the most – it’s a bit of everything!
5. Kill La Kill!
- Episodes: 24
- Aired: October 2013 – March 2014
When her father is murdered, Matoi Ryuuko searches for his killer, with nothing to go on but the half of the Scissor Blade used in the crime. She arrives at Honnouji Academy, a prestigious school with an all-powerful student council led by the cold-hearted Kiryuuin Satsuki and her powerful allies, the Elite Four. Honnouji’s hierarchical dynamic gives Satsuki the space to bestow the higher-ups special “Goku Uniforms”, which grant their wearer superhuman abilities. After suffering a crushing defeat from a student in a Goku uniform, Ryuuko heads home and finds Senketsu, a sentient set of clothing called Kamui, which provides her with incredible power when in contact with her blood. Now dressed for the occasion, Ryuuko stands against the Elite Four and Satsuki in order to find her father’s killer and put them to justice.
Fast-paced, comical and yet every bit as serious is the 2014 anime Kill La Kill!, a memorable title with some really interesting elements! The way in which this anime manages to be many different things at the same time really reflects the way in which the Libra is able to spread their energies over various different things. This also makes them seem very easy to distract and Kill La Kill! is filled with various different things that would satiate the curiosity of the average Libra and keep them very entertained!
- Episodes: 22
- Aired: April 2012 – September 2012
Oreki Houtarou is a high schooler who believes in living a life of “energy conservation”, choosing to do nothing more than the bare minimum. However, when he signs up for his school’s Classics Club, he realises that there is more to it than he initially thought. Despite his lack of motivation for it all, Oreki is dragged into an investigation into the 45-year-old mystery surrounding the club room. With his fellow members and friends Fukube Satoshi, Ibara Mayaka and the ever-curious Chitanda Eru, Oreki must use his hidden talents of deduction in order to find the truth.
With its curious heroine and laid-back protagonist, Hyouka is an anime a Libra would definitely enjoy particularly because of its beauty and the slowness it has in comparison to other anime on this list. Hyouka’s more docile yet captivating approach to mysteries and anime’s after-school club trope is the type of thing that makes the show very unique and thus very palatable for a Libra.
3. Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai (I Don’t Have Many Friends)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: October 2011 – December 2011
Hasegawa Kodaka is a high schooler determined to make a positive impression at his new school and possibly make some friends. Unfortunately for him; however, he is immediately labelled a violent delinquent about a month in due to his intimidating facial expression. Kodaka’s notorious reputation leaves him friendless; however, when he finds fellow loner Mikazuki Yozora talking to herself in an empty classroom, they hit it off over stories of their lonely high school lives. Looking to overcome the difficulties of making friends, Kodaka and Yozora start the Neighbour’s Club. Created for people who have no friends, the daily activities of the club include learning social skills and fitting in; but with each new member bringing a whole new type of eccentricity to the table, maybe social skills and fitting in aren’t exactly all they need to make new friends.
Libras have the tendency of appearing to be social butterflies with their energy and sweetness, however, they also have a tendency to pity themselves if things don’t go their way. Friendless Kodaka pities his situation that seems totally doomed, at least until he finds someone just as friendless as he is. This brings out the social aspect to this anime filled with social misfits, an aspect compatible with the diplomatic Libra.
2. Yakusoku no Neverland (The Promised Neverland)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: January 2019 – March 2019
The orphans of Grace Field House live great lives. Despite not having any parents, their every need is cared for and they live together in a big family all taken care of by their “Mama”, Isabella. At the age of 12, the children are adopted into happy hopes. Their daily lives consist of rigorous tests but they’re allowed to play outside. The only rule – they may not leave the orphanage. However, one day, Emma and Norman, two of the highest-scoring children, venture past the gate and see something they wish they hadn’t…
The Promised Neverland is an anime about human children betting everything on leaving the world they once knew into to find one that is even better. This particular aspect lines up with the Libra’s sense of justice and also their desire for freedom.
Sometimes appearing childlike in their expression because of their Air-inspired curiosity, the Libra would feel doubly for the children of Grace Field.
1. Mob Psycho 100
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: July 2016 – September 2016
Kageyama “Mob” Shigeo is a 14-year-old who, from an early age, has possessed incredible latent psychic potential. However, he soon realises the potential danger of his abilities and vows to suppress his powers. In an attempt to learn how to control his powers, Mob takes up one Arataka Reigen, a con artist claiming to be a psychic, up to be his mentor. Reigen; however, uses Shigeo’s authentic powers to make a quick buck. Mob now participates in exorcisms and various other paranormal activities every single day; however, if his emotions go unchecked his powers stand to cause incredible destruction for the world around him and he simply can’t be stopped.
With incredible animation and beautiful colours and characters, Mob Psycho 100 is fairly short two seasons into the series and deal with Mob’s day-to-day. This in turn develops his character in a way that is compelling and perhaps Mob’s aloofness and appearance of detachment from the happenings of his daily life may make like kin to the Libra, but also his sense of justice. However, be this as it may, the Libra constellation is sometimes known as “The Claws”, because it was considered by ancient Greeks to be ruled by Scorpio alongside Virgo, which perhaps highlights a Libra’s “claws of justice”, which correlates with Mob’s 100% outbursts.
The charming and sociable Libra shares traits of intellectualism, curiosity and airy detachment with other Air signs in the zodiac; however, as the sign of justice, fairness and all things bright and beautiful, Libra also has a sociable feel to its character. Do you have other shows you think would be a good fit for the quintessential Libra? Drop a comment below and let us know what you think!