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Arslan Senki

Arslan Senki

Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: Novel
Volumes: 16
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 1986 to Dec 14, 2017
Authors: Amano, Yoshitaka (Art), Tanaka, Yoshiki (Story)
Serialization: None

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Synopsis

Victim of treachery, the army from the prestigious kingdom of Parse is defeated by its traditional enemy, the Lusitania. Its capital, Ecbatana, falls victim to the flames. Alone Arslan, the young heir to the throne, Daryoon, a general who remained loyal, and Narsus, an ex-military strategist retired with his disciple Elam, managed to escape. They will soon be joined by Gieve, a wandering minstrel, Alfreed, heiress to the country of thieves who is infatuated with Narsus, and the beautiful Pharangese, priestess devoted from her birth to the protection of Arslan.

Committed to reclaiming his throne, Arslan will have to fight the Lusitanian invaders and the one who proclaimed himself the only legitimate heir: Hermes, the knight of the silver helm. Thus begins a long and sore struggle for Arslan, a young man who has disliked war for all of his fourteen years, but who nonetheless will aim to free his country from slavery and and shatter the collar shackle of aristocracy...

(Source: MU)

Background

Arslan Senki is loosely based on the 19th-century Persian folktale of Amir Arsalan-i Namdar.

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Characters

Arslan
Main
Daryun
Main
Narsus
Main
Gieve
Main
Falangies
Main
Silver Mask
Main
Elam
Main
Etoile
Supporting
Alfreed
Supporting
Andragoras III
Supporting


More reviewsReviews

Jun 12, 2016
Andrez-ssi (All reviews)
Preliminary
Review of the first volume:

Despite having two anime and manga adaptations, I feel like Arslan Senki is closer to classic high fantasy novels than your run-of-the-mill light novel.

Arslan Senki is set in a parallel world loosely based in pre-Islamic Persia so it falls into the realm of historical fantasy. Actually, the author himself states that he was heavily influenced both by classic novels and epics and historical events. It tells the story of Arslan, crown prince of Pars, a country that was taken over by the neighbouring Lusitania after his father was betrayed by one of his retainers, and his quest to recover his country read more

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