The Heroic Legend of Arslan (OAV)

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Parts 1-4 ©1992-1993 Yoshiki tanaka/Kadokawa-Shoten/MOVIC/Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.

Parts 5-6 ©1995 YOSHIKI TANAKA/KADOKAWA SHOTEN PUBLISHING CO., LTD./MOVIC CO., LTD./Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.

Alternative title:
Arslan Senki (Japanese)
La heroica leyenda de Arislan (Spanish)
La leggenda di Arslan (Italian)
Les Chroniques d'Arslân (French)
The Heroic Legend of Arislan
アルスラーン戦記 (Japanese)
Genres: adventure, fantasy
Themes: medieval, military, war
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Betrayed from within and overwhelmed by dark sorcery, the valiant armies of Pars are overrun by the warrior-fanatics of Rucitania. Escaping the destruction of his homeland, the heroic Prince Arislan begins to assemble a group of five, extraordinary allies — a priestess, an exiled warrior, a mischievous minstrel, an insightful artist and his attendant — to aid him in his fight against the Rucitanian invaders. Together, they must build an army and defeat 300,000 trained soldiers — including the mysterious Lord Silver Mask — who has also laid claim to the throne of Pars....
User Ratings: 226 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 11 votes (sub:8, dub:3)
 Excellent: 19 votes (sub:14, dub:4, raw:1)
 Very good: 48 votes (sub:31, dub:15, raw:1, others:1
1 Italian edited dub
 Good: 64 votes (sub:47, dub:15, raw:1, ?:1)
 Decent: 36 votes (sub:24, dub:11, raw:1)
 So-so: 16 votes (sub:12, dub:4)
 Not really good: 16 votes (sub:12, dub:4)
 Weak: 12 votes (dub:7, sub:5)
 Bad: 3 votes (sub:2, dub:1)
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: 1 vote (dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 576 users, rank: #1699 (of 6577)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.704 (Good−), std. dev.: 1.8376, rank: #3268 (of 6580)
Weighted mean: 6.633 (Good−), rank: #3409 (of 6580) (seen all: 6.87 / seen some: 5.82 / won't finish: 3.64)
Bayesian estimate: 6.678 (Good−), rank: #3089 (of 5026)
Running time: 60 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 6
Episode titles: We have 6
Vintage: 1991-08-17 to 1993-12-22
Release dates: We have 2
Ending Theme:
#1: "Kutsuato no hana" by Mimori Yusa (ep 1)
#2: "Tokimeki wo Believe" by Yumi Tanimura (ep 2)
#3: "Ryote Ippai" by Shoko Suzuki (eps 4-5)
Insert song:
"Kokushi Tenshi II" (告死天使Ⅱ; Angelic Messenger of Death II) by Motoyoshi Hosotsubo (ep 2)
Links: We have 2
First 2 episodes are 60 minutes each. Subsequent 4 episodes are 30 minutes each.
Manga Entertainment changed the name to Arislan when they released the 1st two episodes. Central Park Media used an entirely different cast for their releases of the subsequent episodes.
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DVD (Region 1)
    The Heroic Legend of Arslan - Age of Heroes DVD (DVD) 1999-01-01 (from $99.99)
    The Heroic Legend of Arslan - (2-Disc Set) (DVD) 2004-10-19
    The Heroic Legend of Arslan - Age of Heroes (DVD 1-6) 2003-11-11

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Mamoru Hamatsu
Mihiro Yamaguchi (Part II)
Screenplay: Megumi Sugihara
Storyboard: Mamoru Hamatsu (Part V)
Episode Director: Kazuhiro Ozawa (Part III-IV)
Character Design: Sachiko Kamimura
Animation Director:
Kazuchika Kise
Shinji Ochi (Part IV)
Director of Photography:
Akihiko Takahashi
Hideo Suzuki
Assistant Director: Hiroshi Tamada (Part II)
Assistant producer:
Masae Kawakami
Ryuji Mimoto
Chief animator: Kazuto Nakazawa 
Chief Animator For Animals: Kazuto Nakazawa
Music Performance: Mio Noguchi (Flute & Piccolo)
Music producer: Hikari Ishikawa
Publicity: Morikasa Wakisaka
Sound Effect Director: Fusanobu Fujiyama
Special Effects: Yutaka Semba
Theme Song Performance:
Mimori Yusa (ED 1)
Shoko Suzuki (ED 3)
Yumi Tanimura (ED 2)
Kappei Yamaguchi as Arslan

Akio Ohtsuka as Andragoras III (eps 1, 5-6)
Hiro Yuuki as Jaswant (eps 2-4)
Juurouta Kosugi as Guiscard (eps 3-5)
Kaneto Shiozawa as Narsus
Kazuhiko Inoue as Daryun
Kazuki Yao as Gieve
Kotono Mitsuishi as Étoile (Estelle de la Fano; eps 3-5)
Kumiko Watanabe as Alfreed (eps 2-6)
Masako Katsuki as Farangis
Nozomu Sasaki as Elam
Shuuichi Ikeda as Hermes (Silver Mask)
Tamio Ohki as Innocentis VII (eps 3, 6)

Akemi Okamura as Iliina (ep 3)  (eps 3-4)
Daiki Nakamura as
Kishward (eps 2-5)
Fumio Matsuoka as High Priest (ep 2)
Hideyuki Umezu as
Lajendra (ep 3) 
Rajendra II (eps 3, 5-6)
Junichi Sugawara as
Merchant (ep 1)
Soldier A (ep 2)
Juurouta Kosugi as
Kaneto Shiozawa as Narcasse 
Kazuhiko Inoue as Darun 
Kazuhiko Kishino as
Ilteriche (ep 6)
Kalikarla II (ep 2) 
Karikala II (ep 2)
Saam (ep 3) 
Sām (eps 3-4)
Kazuhiro Nakata as
Clemans (eps 3-4)
Kubad (eps 5-6) 
Kubard (eps 4-6)
Kazuki Yao as Guibu 
Kazuko Yanaga as
Tahamenay (eps 1-2)
Kiyoyuki Yanada as
Xandes (eps 2-5)
Kôichi Kitamura as
Jan Bodin (eps 1, 3-4)
Jon Bodan
Kotono Mitsuishi as Etoile 
Kumiko Watanabe as Arfurido  (eps 2-4) 
Kyoko Yamada as Boy (ep 2)
Masaru Ikeda as
Vahriz (ep 1)
Masashi Sugawara as Bahadul (ep 2)
Mitsuaki Hoshino as Zaravant (eps 3-4)
Nozomu Sasaki as Eram
Rica Fukami as Court Maid (ep 1)
Rin Mizuhara as
Court Maid (ep 1)
Wet Nurse (ep 2)
Rokuro Naya as
Kharlan (ep 1)
Shigeru Nakahara as
Clif Grey 
Jimsa (ep 6)
Shinya Ohtaki as
Shapur (ep 1)
Shunsuke Takamiya as Knight (ep 1)
Shuuichi Ikeda as Hirumes/Silver Mask
Takehito Koyasu as
Lookout (ep 5)
Melrain (ep 3)  (eps 3-4)
Sorceror (eps 2, 4-5)
Takumi Yamazaki as Soldier B (ep 2)
Tamio Ohki as
Innokentos II (ep 6) 
Narrator (eps 1, 3-4)
Toshiharu Sakurai as Soldier (ep 1)
Yousuke Naka as
Bahman (ep 2)
Yukitoshi Hori as
Gadevi (ep 2)
Japanese companies
English staff
English cast
Director: Michael Alben
Executive producer:
John O'Donnell
Laurence Guinness (Manga Video Version)
Jill Wilmot (Manga Video Version)
Sondra James
Dubbing Mixing: Richard King (Manga Video Version)
Dubbing Supervision: Anthony Salerno
DVD Coordination: Eric Thomann
DVD Menu Design: Henry Lai (Dub-only release)
DVD Premastering: Michael Palan (Dub-only release)
Editing Assistant: Karl George
In-House Production: Marc Landers (Dub-only release)
Online Editor: Anthony Gianni
Post-Production Supervision: Michael Alben
Production Coordination: Karel Havle
Re-Recording Engineer: Clive Mitchison (Manga Video Version)
Recording Assistant: Andy Diekroger
Recording engineer: Frank Verderosa
Script Adaptation:
George Rubicek (Manga Video Version)
Michael Alben
Video Production Manager: Tim Werenko (Dub-only release)
Voice Direction: Michael Bakewell (Manga Video Version)
Ben Fairman as Arislan (Manga Video Version)
Greg Baglia as Arslan (CPM Version)

Daniel Flynn as Narsus (Manga Video Version)
Edward Britton as Darun (CPM Version)
Harry Krause as Guibu (CPM Version)
Kristopher Milnes as Elam (Manga Video Version)
Simone Grant as Farangis (CPM Version)
Steven Pacey as Daryoon (Manga Video Version)
Timothy Bentinick as Gieve (Manga Video Version)

Brian Note as Shapool (Manga Video Version)
David Arnold as Quishward (Manga Video Version)
David McAlister as Narrator (Manga Video Version; ep 1)
Douglas Blackwell as Andragoras (Manga Video Version)
Elisa Wain as Arfurido (CPM Version)
Eric Flynn as Vaphreze
Greg Wolfe as Ilterish (CPM Version)
Gwen Jenkins as Arfurido (Manga Video Version)
Jake Lacan as Kubard (CPM Version)
Jason Isaacs as Lajendra (Manga Video Version)
Matthew Morgan as Jaswant (Manga Video Version)
Michael Gerard as Lajendra (CPM Version)
Oliver Wyman as Silver Mask (CPM Version)
Pamela Merrick as Pharangese (Manga Video Version)
Peter Marinker as Narrator (Manga Video Version)
Ray Lonnen as Kharlan (Manga Video Version)
Robert Glenister as Gardeep (Manga Video Version)
Robert Glennister as Gardeep (Manga Video Version)
Robert Phillips as Zante (Manga Video Version)
Roger Rifkin as Andagoras (CPM Version)
Sean Barrett as Silver Mask (Manga Video Version)
Serena Evans as Imposter (Manga Video Version)
Tony Hardy as Bachman (Manga Video Version)

Andy Diekroger (CPM Version)
Damon Bishop (CPM Version)
Elisa M. Wain (CPM Version)
Frankie V. (CPM Version)
Greg Wolfe (CPM Version)
Michael Alben (CPM Version)
Terri Muuss (CPM Version)
Walter Hershman (CPM Version)
English companies
Broadcaster: iaTV
Casting: Speakeasy
Distributor: U.S. Manga Corps
DVD Menu Design: Crush Digital Video
DVD Premastering: Crush Digital Video
Licensed by: Central Park Media
Post Production: Michael Alben, Inc.
Translation: KSS (Manga Video Version)
Korean staff
Korean cast
Hwan-Jin Kim as Arslan (1st Voice)
Min-Seok Kim as Arslan (2nd Voice)

Baek Suncheol as Narcasse
Jang Sejun as Darun (1st Voice)
Jeong-Gu Lee as Darun (2nd Voice)

Jeong Gyeongae as Alfreed
Korean companies
French staff
French cast
Dubbing Director: Bruno Meyere
Translation: Yukio Reuter
Olivier Podesta as Arslan

Adrien Solis as Ghib
Bruno Meyere as Dariun
Patrick Borg as Andragoras
Virginia Anderson as Faranghis

Alexandre Coadour as Rajendra
Jessica Barrier as Alfrid
Philippe Roullier as Hilmes
Yann Guillemot as Kishward
French companies
Distributor: Black Bones
Dubbing: WanTake
Internet Streaming: Gong
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Albert Trifol Segarra as Arislan (Spain dub)

Alberto Trifol as Andragoras (Spain dub)
César Martínez as Darion (Spain dub)
José Javier Serrano as Narsus (Spain dub)
Núria Trifol as Eram (Spain dub)
Toni Avilés as Farangis (Spain dub)
Xavier Fernández as Gieve (Spain dub)

Fernando Ulloa as Van Freze (Spain dub)
Javier Viñas as Hermes (Spain dub)
María Luisa Rosselló as Queen Tahamine (Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Distributor: Manga Films (Spain)
Dubbing Studio: Q.T. Lever (Spain dub)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Executive producer: Francesco Di Sanzo
Diego Sabre as Arslan (adult)
Marcella Silvestri as Arslan (child)

Alberto Sette as Zante
Andrea De Nisco as Layendra
Antonio Paiola as Bondan
Caterina Rochira as Pharangese
Cinzia Massironi as Falsa Regina
Claudia Penoni as Regina
Claudio Moneta as Narsus
Enrico Bertorelli as Andragoras
Enrico Maggi as Kharlan
Giorgio Ginex as Iaswant
Ivo De Palma as Daryoon
Luigi Rosa as Gieve
Marco Balzarotti as Silver Mask
Mario Zucca as Narratore
Maurizio Scattorin as Vamphreze
Pietro Ubaldi as Quish Ward
Tony Fuochi as Bachma
Italian companies
Distributor: Granata Press
Dubbing: Studio PV

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