Hiromu Arakawa’s “The Heroic Legend of Arslan” to be Broadcast as Anime Series Starting April

The Heroic Legend of Arslan アルスラーン戦記
Crown prince Arslan and loyal black-clad knight Darun.
© 2015 Hiromu Arakawa / Yoshiki Tanaka / Kodansha / “The Heroic Legend of Arslan” Production Committee / MBS

Popular manga series “The Heroic Legend of Arslan”, currently serialized in Bessatsu Shonen Magazine, will be made into an anime series.

“The Heroic Legend of Arslan” started in 1986 as a light novel series written by Yoshiki Tanaka. The still-ongoing series has reached 14 volumes so far, with 6 million copies in print. Set in Pars, a fantasy world modeled after historic Persia, the dramatic story follows the adventures of crown prince Arslan.

The upcoming anime series is based on the manga adaptation written by Hiromu Arakawa, known for hits such as “Fullmetal Alchemist” and “Silver Spoon”. Arakawa’s manga adaptation puts her own spin on the nearly 30-year-old light novel series, and has released two volumes so far, with the third installment of the million-selling series due to come out on February 9th.

The series will be directed by Noriyuki Abe (“Yu Yu Hakusho”, “Bleach”) and written by Makoto Uezu (“Katanagatari”, “Astro Fighter Sunred”). Shingo Ogiso (“Bleach”, “Big Windup!”) will serve as character designer. The anime series will be broadcast every Sunday at 5:00 PM starting in April on 28 MBS and TBS stations across Japan.

The Heroic Legend of Arslan アルスラーン戦記
Published the 9th of every month in Bessatsu Shonen Magazine (Kodansha)
Manga volume 3 to be released on Monday, February 9th, 2015

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