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30-Second The Heroic Legend of Arslan TV Spot Aired Before April Premiere

posted on 2015-03-29 08:01 EDT by Sarah Nelkin
Series based on Hiromu Arakawa's manga adaptation of Yoshiki Tanaka's novels premieres April 5

The official website for The Heroic Legend of Arslan (Arslan Senki) television anime began streaming a new 30-second commercial on Sunday. The commercial features the anime's opening theme song, "Boku no Kotoba Dewanai Kore wa Boku-tachi no Kotoba" (These Aren't My Words, They're Our Words) by the band UVERworld.

Narrator: Crown Prince Arslan. At the time, 14 years old. His first battle.
Arslan: What does it mean to become a great king?
Karlan: Sad, pitiful prince. I'll have you die here.
Daryun: I will save you now, your highness.
Silvermask: I've waited for 16 years...!!Andragoras!!
Andragoras: Commence charge!
Narrator: Arslan Senki

The cast of the anime will star:

  • Yūsuke Kobayashi as Arslan (from left to right in the pictures)
  • Yoshimasa Hosoya as Daryun
  • Daisuke Namikawa as Narsus
  • Natsuki Hanae as Elam

  • Kenn as Gieves
  • Maaya Sakamoto as Falangies
  • Yuuki Kaji as Silvermask

  • Other cast members include:

    • Takayuki Sugo as Andragoras III
    • Atsuko Tanaka as Tahamine
    • Eizou Tsuda as Vafleez
    • Toru Ohkawa as Karlan
    • Hiroki Yasumoto as Kishuard
    • Kenta Miyake as Kubad
    • Katsuyuki Konishi as Shapur
    • Toshiharu Sakurai as Innocentius VII
    • Takehito Koyasu as Giskarl
    • Shiro Saito as Bodan

    The staff includes:

    • Manga: Hiromu Arakawa
    • Original creator: Yoshiki Tanaka (Published by Kobunsha Kappa Novels)
    • Director: Noriyuki Abe (Black Butler: Book of Circus, Yū Yū Hakusho)
    • Series Composition: Makoto Uezu (Yuki Yuna is a Hero, Akame ga KILL!)
    • Chief Character Design: Shingo Ogiso (key animation on the anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day film)
    • Character Design: Ushio Tazawa, Kazuo Watanabe
    • Action Director: Satoshi Kimura
    • Concept Design: Daisuke Niitsuma
    • Art Director: Tadashi Kudo
    • Background: Studio Pinewood
    • Color Key: Aiko Shinohara
    • CG Director: Daisuke Suzuki
    • Modeling Director: Hiroshi Adachi
    • 3DCGI: SANZIGEN Animation Studio
    • Director of Photography: Yukihiro Masumoto
    • Photography: Graphinica
    • Editing: Mai Hasegawa
    • Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa
    • Sound Effects: Yasumasa Koyama
    • Sound: Magic Capsule
    • Music: Taro Iwashiro
    • Animation Production: LIDEN FILMS x SANZIGEN Animation Studio
    • Production: The Heroic Legend of Arslan Production Committee
    Eir Aoi (Fate/Zero, Sword Art Online) sings the ending theme song "Lapis Lazuli."



    The anime will premiere on Sunday, April 5 at 5:00 p.m. in Japan.

    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.

    Kodansha published the third 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 novels.


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