The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki - Northern War

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel - Northern War

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Synonyms: Eiyuu Densetsu: Sen no Kiseki
Japanese: The Legend of Heroes 閃の軌跡 Northern War
English: The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel - Northern War
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 2023 to Mar 26, 2023
Premiered: Winter 2023
Broadcast: Sundays at 23:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy
Theme: MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.661 (scored by 90549,054 users)
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Ranked: #110372
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Popularity: #3772
Members: 34,870
Favorites: 122

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For many years following the North Ambrian Disaster, North Ambria has been known as the poorest region in Zemuria. After the state suffered a major loss due to the mysterious Salt Pale turning citizens and buildings into salt, the economy has never truly recovered. Out of necessity to secure foreign investment for the state, the former state military has turned into a group of mercenaries known as the Northern Jaegers.

Wishing to join the largest group of mercenaries on the continent, Lavian "Lavi" Winslet, a promising rookie, enlists with the Northern Jaegers. Although she has only been with them for half a year, the reserved but capable Lavi Winslet is well respected by her peers. When Lavi and her team are tasked with gathering information regarding the Imperial Hero of Erebonia—a new threat to the state—she discovers that there may be more to the continent's intricate politics than meets the eye.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Sabat, Christopher
Chan, Ming H.
Producer, Planning
Suehira, Asa
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Yang, Jianli


Opening Theme

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"The story so far" by Chisato Akita (MIT GATHERING)

Ending Theme

"proud hero" by Nami Nakagawa (MIT GATHERING)


Mar 25, 2023
I watched this anime and I have to say, it's not bad. It's pretty obvious that it's geared towards fans of the Kiseki series and Cold Steel, but if you're not familiar with the games, you might find yourself a bit lost. It was cool to see my boi Rean animated, but the plot wasn't anything too groundbreaking. The show doesn't spend a lot of time explaining things, which could be a good thing if you're already familiar with the lore, but might leave for anime only audience confused. That being said, they do introduce some interesting details about North Ambria that weren't in the ...
Mar 24, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Warning for those who are going to watch it, to have a better idea of the anime, I recommend having played at MINIMUM Legend of Heroes Cold Steel 1 & 2!
I rarely do reviews for anime, because I've watched so much stuff and starting to do it for new animes that are coming out makes me lazy, but Legend of Heroes is an exception XD, finally the review!
Even in the discussion threads and in other reviews, the story is rushed, which I already expected being an adaptation of a Region that we didn't even set foot in the game (And also contain only 12 episodes), ...
Mar 25, 2023
If you have not played Trails of Cold Steel (Sen no Kiseki) 1 and 2 don't even bother watching this anime. This is not an adaptation of the games' story meant to get new fans into the franchise, this is an original side story to the games and expects you to know the story of at least the first two Cold Steel games (but it has references to every Trails game, not just Cold Steel)

If you are a fan of the games like I am you're probably going to end up watching the anime regardless of what I say, making this review kind of redundant, ...

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