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The Heroic Legend of Arslan Gets New TV Anime in 2016

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Hiromu Arakawa's manga of Yoshiki Tanaka's historical novels inspired 2015 TV anime

The Heroic Legend of Arslan event "Yashasiin! Carnival" announced on Sunday that a new television anime will premiere in 2016.

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More details will be made public on the official website and other venues in the future.

Hiromu Arakawa launched The Heroic Legend of Arslan manga in Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in 2013. The manga adapts Yoshiki Tanaka's novel series of the same name. Kodansha published the fourth manga volume in Japan in October, and Kodansha Comics published the third volume in North America on May 12. 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.

The first television anime of the manga premiered on April 5 and ran for 25 episodes. Funimation streamed the anime as it aired 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.

A limited edition version of the fifth manga volume will bundle a DVD in May with "another comedy story" that takes place in the middle of the war. In the story, Gieve gives Arslan a love lesson, and the romances of Daryun, Narsus, and "that hero" are also revealed.

The manga also inspired the Arslan: The Warriors of Legend video game that shipped in Japan on October 1 and will ship in the West in early 2016.

Source: MoCa

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