Arslan Senki (TV)


The Heroic Legend of Arslan

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: アルスラーン戦記
English: The Heroic Legend of Arslan
German: The Heroic Legend of Arslan
Spanish: La Heroica Leyenda de Arslan
French: The Heroic Legend of Arslân
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Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2015 to Sep 27, 2015
Premiered: Spring 2015
Broadcast: Sundays at 17:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: SANZIGEN, LIDENFILMS
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, MilitaryMilitary
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.651 (scored by 168803168,803 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #13692
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #631
Members: 378,007
Favorites: 1,747

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Synopsis

The year is 320. Under the rule of the belligerent King Andragoras III, the Kingdom of Pars is at war with the neighboring empire, Lusitania. Though different from his father in many aspects, Arslan, the young prince, sets out to prove his valor on the battlefield for the very first time. However, when the king is betrayed by one of his most trusted officials, the Parsian army is decimated and the capital city of Ecbatana is sieged. With the army in shambles and the Lusitanians out for his head, Arslan is forced to go on the run. With a respected general by his side, Daryun, Arslan soon sets off on a journey in search of allies that will help him take back his home.

However, the enemies that the prince faces are far from limited to just those occupying his kingdom. Armies of other kingdoms stand ready to conquer Ecbatana. Moreover, the mastermind behind Lusitania's victory, an enigmatic man hiding behind a silver mask, poses a dangerous threat to Arslan and his company as he possesses a secret that could jeopardize Arslan's right to succession.

With the odds stacked against him, Arslan must find the strength and courage to overcome these obstacles, and allies who will help him fight in the journey that will help prepare him for the day he becomes king.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Characters & Voice Actors

Silver Mask

Main
Kaji, Yuuki
Japanese

Elam

Main
Hanae, Natsuki
Japanese

Etoile

Supporting
Uchiyama, Yumi
Japanese

Andragoras III

Supporting
Sugou, Takayuki
Japanese

Alfreed

Supporting
Numakura, Manami
Japanese

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Opening Theme

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1: "Boku no Kotoba de wa Nai, Kore wa Bokutachi no Kotoba" (僕の言葉ではない これは僕達の言葉)" by UVERworld (eps 1-13)
2: "Uzu to Uzu (渦と渦)" by NICO Touches the Walls (eps 14-24)
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Ending Theme

1: "Lapis Lazuli (ラピスラズリ)" by Eir Aoi (eps 1-13)
2: "One Light" by Kalafina (eps 14-24)
3: "Uzu to Uzu" (渦と渦)" by NICO Touches the Walls (eps 25)




Reviews

Jun 17, 2024
This season is, overall, a pretty good time. The score is excellent, the animation really good with only a few odd CGI choices, the characters varied and entertaining, and the plot, if nothing else, is interesting enough to keep me invested.

All that being said, it does seem like the show trips over itself a bit in the details.

For example, one of the elements it introduces and uses with some regularity is a set of sorcerers. They use magic, they're clearly fantastical, and they appear on the battlefield from time to time to get major characters out of harm's way. It's a bit of a deus ...
Jan 11, 2022
Mixed Feelings
{SPOILERS} *NOTE: This review is also meant to cover the 8-episode arc, Fuujin Ranbu*

The Heroic Legend of Arslan is a good mid-range anime that does some things very well and definitively fails to deliver on others. It successfully packages enthralling court politics and entertaining military strategy in a full wreathing of lackluster characters, plot holes, and bad 3D. To begin with one of the more enjoyable aspects, the story is the main driver of this show without question. It was indeed the story that kept me watching at all. The Heroic Legend of Arslan attempts to weave a grandiose legend of betrayal, heroism, zealotry, and ...
Mar 14, 2023
When this anime was announced, many expected the best show of the millennia. The reason was the story being written by the author of Legend of the Galactic Heroes and the artwork being done by the mangaka of Full Metal Alchemist. Both titles are exceptional and are even in my top 10. Unfortunately, Arslan is not even top 1000 material. Compared to its predecessors:
- It lacks the semi-realistic character designs of LOGH
- Its cast lacks the charisma and individual importance of FMA characters
- It looks bland compared to the ethereal artstyle of the 90s version of Arslan

Another way to view it is like the 2 ...

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