Arslan Senki (TV)

The Heroic Legend of Arslan

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


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
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.691 (scored by 141115141,115 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #10732
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #502
Members: 327,874
Favorites: 1,521

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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, Yuki


Hanae, Natsuki


Uchiyama, Yumi

Andragoras III

Sugou, Takayuki


Numakura, Manami


Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Shimada, Souichi
Episode Director


Opening Theme

#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 (ep 25)

Sep 28, 2015
ZephSilver (All reviews)
**this review will contain minor spoilers**

Yoshiki Tanaka, you may not recognize his name but you've undoubtedly heard of his highly acclaimed behemoth Legend of the Galactic Heroes; a seminal war epic that influenced many series in its wake, with a legacy that still ripples through the world of anime and manga to this very day. When I heard that another one of his creations were going to get the anime treatment with Arslan Senki, my interest was immediately piqued. I was expecting another grand series with rich themes of political warfare, larger-than-life moments littered throughout and a far-reaching cast of developed personalities to carry it read more
Sep 27, 2015
Stark700 (All reviews)
When thinking about Arslan Senki, I tend to think of this show as a mixture of fantasy adventure, war drama, and a story that really emphasizes the journey of a young prince. Arslan Senki (The Heroic Legend of Arslan) is a show that chronicles more than just the making of a hero. It delivers a tale of adventure that should be remembered like a legend. For its themes and storytelling, I can safely say that this show is one hell of a ride.

Based loosely on the novels and adapting the plot of the manga written by Yoshiki Tanaka, Arslan Senki is essentially a war story. read more
Sep 27, 2015
Rikuson1 (All reviews)
Arslan Senki (TV) アルスラーン戦記 Review

Story (7/10) Good
More Specifically (7.5/10)

The story for Arslan Senki isn't anything amazing but it's not bad what so ever. My expectations for the story weren't really high especially have reading some of Kingdom (sorry low blow yeah I really should even mention Kingdom this is about Arslan Senki...) Anyway like said before the story is good but I did feel the pacing for episodes 17-23 could have been a bit better because I did indeed loose quite a lot of interesting in the semi-slice of life in a army they had going on during those episodes. Which is why I read more
Sep 27, 2015
m-i-c-h-a-e-l (All reviews)
The Heroic Legend of Arslan is an adventurous tale of how a young prince is driven out of his own kingdom, and how he must become a man worthy of leading his people to reclaim his kingdom. The whole series is about war and its stratagem. This show exceeded my expectations in several areas, which is why I felt compelled to write a review.

I want to start with the plot since it is what impressed me the most here. It is very rare to come across a historical and non-supernatural war anime that is this good. Each battle scene is carefully planned out. This is read more

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