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: Currently 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: 5.821 (scored by 36173,617 users)
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Ranked: #103432
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Popularity: #3829
Members: 28,412
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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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Each episode was streamed two days in advance of the TV broadcast starting on January 6, 2023, on DMM TV. Regular broadcasting began on January 8, 2023.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Suehira, Asa
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Chan, Ming H.
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"The story so far" by Chisato Akita (MIT GATHERING)

Ending Theme

"proud hero" by Nami Nakagawa (MIT GATHERING)

Jan 22, 2023
Preliminary (3/12 eps)
Northern War 1-3 episodes does not respect viewer's time and intelligence.
If you are expecting a military plot this anime is not for you. Nothing here is taken seriously.

BAD PACING/INFO DUMP: A considerable part of the first episode is two random characters with no sign of importance talking unnaturally just to give the audience a lot of information. And if you haven't been paying attention, don't worry because the second episode shows a group of politicians REPEATING THE SAME INFORMATIONS FROM EPISODE 1. The political plot is not complex or interesting enough to justify the wasted time. Honestly, episodes 1 and 2 could have ...
Jan 23, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (4/12 eps)
This is a good anime so far, but it really is only enjoyable if you've played at least Trials of Cold steel 1-2 as it assumes you have this info. The anime doesn't focus on in-depth world development as it assumes you know this from the game.

As a stand alone anime, it is lacking so don't watch to get into the Trials series

The story of the anime so far adds a lot to the world and adds greater depth to the story as a whole.

The main character Lavi grows in deph as each episode progresses however it seems so far the other characters ...
Jan 27, 2023
Preliminary (3/12 eps)
If you've played and liked the Cold Steel series games, then you will like and appreciate this anime. From the game's ost to many cameos of familiar locations and characters, this anime is a love letter to Cold Steel fans. If you haven't played the games, then this anime is not for you and you won't enjoy it. The anime expects you to know the background context already as it is referenced in the games. On its own it doesn't have a lot of weight and should be seen as an extension of the Cold Steel games not a standalone series. ...


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