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The Heroic Legend of Arslan Anime's 2nd TV Spot Aired

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TV anime of Hiromu Arakawa's manga adaptation of Yoshiki Tanaka's novel series premieres in April

NBC Universal Entertainment began airing a second TV spot for the TV anime adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa's manga of Yoshiki Tanaka's The Heroic Legend of Arslan (Arslan Senki) novel series on Sunday.

Narrator: A boy who had his kingdom destroyed follows a knight and embarks on a journey. The Heroic Legend of Arslan.
Text: The assault begins in April 2014.
Narrator: One boy. One knight. A journey to take everything back begins.

Noriyuki Abe (Black Butler: Book of Circus, YuYu 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.

The anime will premiere in April in Japan on the MBS and TBS channels on Sundays at 5:00 p.m. JST.


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