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 168732168,732 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #13592
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #631
Members: 377,810
Favorites: 1,744

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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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

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)


Sep 27, 2015
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. ...
Sep 28, 2015
Mixed Feelings
**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 ...
Aug 11, 2016
Prestigious parents often bear a burden of expectations for their children. Much to the doteful disappointment of the audience however, “The Heroic Legend of Arslan” turns out to be something of a black sheep. Lovechild of original creators Yoshiki Tanaka (LOGH) and Hiromu Arakawa (FMA: B), Arslan shines a bright glow of mediocrity under the shadow of its peers.

Arslan bases itself on the manga, which in turn bases itself on the original novel, which at last takes inspiration from a loosely compiled set of Persian tales. If you weren’t already familiar with the term “suspension of disbelief”, then you’ll be quite capable by the ...

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