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The Heroic Legend of Arslan Anime's Main Staff, April Premiere Unveiled

posted on by Karen Ressler
Noriyuki Abe to direct; Makoto Uezu to write; Shingo Ogiso to design characters

The anime of Hiromu Arakawa's manga of Yoshiki Tanaka's The Heroic Legend of Arslan (Arslan Senki) novel series will be a television series that will premiere in April on MBS and TBS on Sundays at 5:00 p.m. JST.

Noriyuki Abe (Black Butler: Book of Circus, Yū Yū Hakusho) will direct the series and Makoto Uezu (Yuki Yuna Is a Hero, Akame ga KILL!) will handle series composition. Shingo Ogiso (key animation on the anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day film) will adapt Arakawa's character designs.

Kodansha published the second volume in Japan in May, and Kodansha USA published the second volume in North America in November. Crunchyroll is also releasing the manga as it appears in Japan. Central Park Media released the earlier 1991-93 original video anime adaptation of the novel.

Kodansha USA describes the manga's story:

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 blood-soaked 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.

Source: Tokyo Anime News

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