Arslan TV Anime Casts Kousuke Toriumi, Wataru Hatano, Manami Numakura
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The official website for The Heroic Legend of Arslan television anime announced the new main characters and their voice cast members for the anime's second half.
Kousuke Toriumi as Rajendra, the second prince of the great eastern kingdom Shindra
Wataru Hatano as Jaswant, a Shindra soldier and Rajendra's subordinate
Manami Numakura as Alfried, a daughter of a Zott clan leader
Yumi Uchiyama as Etoile, a knight in the Lusitania army
The July issue of Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine will unveil the character designs for Rajendra, Jaswant, and Alfried on June 9. Yumi Uchiyama already voiced Etoile in the first half of the anime, before becoming part of the main cast in the second half.
The television anime premiered on April 5. Funimation is streaming the anime as it airs in Japan, and it describes the story:
In the kingdom of Pars lies the Royal Capital of Ecbatana, a powerful city ruled by the fearsome King Andragoras. Arslan, the 14-year-old prince of Pars, is a green ruler and lacks the fierce leadership skills possessed by his father. After his father falls victim to a treacherous plot headed by one of his most trusted comrades, the kingdom of Pars falls in the war with the neighboring nation of Lusitania. Narrowly escaping with his life, Arslan must embark on a journey to reclaim the fallen kingdom and fulfill his destiny as ruler of Pars.
The television anime adapts The Heroic Legend of Arslan manga which Hiromu Arakawa (Fullmetal Alchemist) launched in Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in 2013. The manga, in turn, adapts Yoshiki Tanaka's original novel series which already inspired a 1991-93 original video anime series.
Kodansha published the third volume in Japan in February, and Kodansha Comics published the third volume in North America in May. Crunchyroll is also releasing the manga as it appears in Japan. Central Park Media released the earlier 1991-93 original video anime.