Arslan Senki

The Heroic Legend of Arslan

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Alternative Titles

English: The Heroic Legend of Arslan
Japanese: アルスラーン戦記


Type: OVA
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 17, 1991 to Sep 21, 1995
Licensors: Central Park Media
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, HistoricalHistorical
Duration: 37 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.921 (scored by 52295,229 users)
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Ranked: #40292
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Popularity: #3979
Members: 18,922
Favorites: 77

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In the medieval kingdom of Pars, young Prince Arslan confronts the hostility of his father and the disinterest of his mother, and yearns to learn more about the world. Despite being surrounded by poverty and slavery, Arslan persists in seeing the possibility of a nobler world. Everything changes when the neighboring nation of Lusitania invades Pars, and Arslan is forced to grow up in an instant.

Arslan Senki follows Prince Arslan to war, where he struggles to save his nation and family with the help of a small but devoted circle of advisers. Along the way the young prince finds secrets around every corner and faces enemies who hate him because of what he is, but also finds friends where he least expects them. The story of nations at war, Arslan Senki is also the story of one boy's quest to stay himself in the most trying of circumstances.


Novelist Tanaka Yoshiki, who wrote Arslan Senki in 1986, based it loosely upon the 19th-century Persian folktale of Amir Arsalan-i Namdar.

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Ikeda, Shuuichi


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Sasaki, Nozomu

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Ootsuka, Akio


Watanabe, Kumiko


Fujiyama, Fusanobu
Sound Director
Nogami, Kazuo
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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Ending Theme

#1: "Kutsuato no hana" by Mimori Yusa (ep 1)
#2: "Tokimeki wo Believe" by Yumi Tanimura (ep 2)
#3: "Ryote Ippai" by Shoko Suzuki (eps 4-5)

Jul 1, 2010
Wallenwhatsit (All reviews)
This anime is one of the very first I've seen back in the days, and to this day is probably what got me into the genre.

Great story if your into fantasy and some sword play, I only wished the series was a little longer and more fleshed out but I loved in none the less.

The originial english voice actors at the beginning are quite good, no idea why they changed the VA's towards the end... I think it was a long time between releases.. but still, watch it in japanese and you should be fine if you hate inconsistencies there.

Shame for them to read more
Apr 27, 2012
Toeroe (All reviews)
The unbeaten army of Pars finds itself lured into a trap during a battle. The troops get slaughtered, the king captured and their capitol is taken later on. The crown prince, Arslan, escapes with his loyal fighter, Darün/Daryoon (I watched G_P's release "Darün", but here he is listed as "Daryoon").

From there Arslan allies a handful loyal companions around him and marches to castle Peshawar at the border to plan his strike on the capitol to retake and free his parents, the King and Queen. With a few side-stories going on, this anime never got me bored and always got me hooked for one more episode, read more
Apr 6, 2015
brianez (All reviews)
For me this anime’s strongest points were its artistic sense, story, and likeable main characters. The drawbacks were a few inconsistencies (because the episodes were made so far apart), the plot could have been tighter, and the animation wasn’t all that pretty sometimes. However, in my opinion the imagination, captivating story, and unique style far outweighed the negative aspects.

IN SHORT: If you like a nice old fashioned adventure- epic, with fantasy, a mystical art style, and a mostly character centered plot, then you will probably enjoy Arslan Senki. The designs and art are unique, and the story is interesting and captivating.Give this one a read more
Aug 3, 2013
Smigsby (All reviews)
My friend and I started watching this show because we're both huge Legend of Galactic Heroes fans, and the novelist that created that show also created this one. Legend of Galactic Heroes is probably one of the best anime shows of all time; it's a show of amazing ambition and scope that manages to blend in personal struggles, memorable characters, and a galaxy-spanning war without ever becoming unengaging to the audience.

Unfortunately, Heroic Legend of Arslan doesn't live up to that pedigree. Well, whatever, Yoshiyuki Tomino had Garzey's Wing, I guess Yoshiki Tanaka has Arslan.

The biggest problems I had with the series were the story, characters, read more

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