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
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, MilitaryMilitary
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.651 (scored by 167399167,399 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #13392
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #623
Members: 374,653
Favorites: 1,731

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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Silver Mask

Kaji, Yuuki


Hanae, Natsuki


Uchiyama, Yumi

Andragoras III

Sugou, Takayuki


Numakura, Manami



Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
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)

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)


Oct 13, 2023
This is just a show that I randomly watched & I was really surprised how good it was, at least imo. I do really enjoyed it

The storyline is pretty straightforward & the writing might not be as good as Code Geass or AoT but in terms of action & war theme.This is one of the best I've ever watched so far.Tbh, I do like how realistic & believable this show is & although the writing is not a masterpiece, it's still good enough.

For the 2015 animation, this one really surprised me how well they handle the war part. Most part of the war scene is ...
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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