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The Heroic Legend of Arslan
ECBATANA IS BURNING In the prosperous kingdom of Pars lies the Royal Capital of Ecbatana, a city of splendor and wonder, ruled by the undefeated and fearsome King Andragoras. Arslan is the young and curious prince of Pars who, despite his best efforts doesn't seem to have what it takes to be a proper king like his father. At the age of 14, Arslan goes to his first battle and loses everything as the bloodsoaked mist of war gives way to scorching flames, bringing him to face the demise of his once glorious kingdom. However, it is Arslan's destiny to be a ruler, and despite the trials that face him, he must now embark on a journey to reclaim his fallen kingdom. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Feb 12, 2018
40 of ? chapters read
Overall Rating: 10
25 people found this review helpfulPreliminary
Arslan is sensitive and wants his parent's affections, he’s kind but also can’t turn his eyes away from the war. He’s not a typical hot-blooded hero. He’s not overly strong or confident but not horrible weak either, and that’s what makes his journey appealing.
Arakawa’s artwork is clearly laid-out and easy to follow. She uses a mix of small and large panels to add visual variety. Lots of greytones are used, making this look more like a black, white, and grey manga rather than a black and white manga. The shading is pretty impressive.
I started reading it because I'm a big fan of Full metal alchemist and I'm really loving it. read more
Sep 4, 2022
107 of ? chapters read
3 people found this review helpfulPreliminary
The story is great! The actions of the characters, always feel like they do, what they would do in their situation and it rarely feels like something happens just for the plot. There are some fantasy elements, which I honestly think the series would be better off without, but they don't ruin the story for me.
Every character is a person and acts independent from another, they have their own targets and work towards those and sometimes their interrest clashes with the one of someone else. Silver Mask is also a great antagonist, with believable motives and is someone who is genuinly menancing, as he is able to hold is own in an sword fight with two of the best sword fighters in the country and he isn't dumb either. Another positive is Alfreed whose setup, would make her an annoying brat, but she is actually one of the most likeable characters in the series. Espacially her chemistry with Elam is great.
But, I have to crititcise something, aswell: most characters feel very stagnant. The character development is almost monopolized by Arslan and Etoile, which somethimes is a bit disapointing.
Hiromu Arakawa has made the art, which is basically everything you need to know. Admittingly the first few chapters are a bit of a let-down, but the Art gets better and better as the series progresses.
Finally, I can only apologize for any mistakes, as english isn't my first language and tell you that you should defenitly read Arslan Senki!
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