Universal Pictures to Release Heroic Legend of Arslan
posted on by Andrew Osmond
UK Anime Network reports that Universal Pictures has confirmed that it will release The Heroic Legend of Arslan in two Collector's Edition volumes, the first on July 4 (DVD and Blu-ray) and the second 'around December.' The first volume (both DVD and Blu-ray) will come with a book. A map of Arslan's world, a board game and art cards are also planned.
The UK Anime Network report adds that the second volume of Seraph of the End, Universal Picture's other acquisition, is also likely to be around December.
The Heroic Legend of Arslan, is based on a manga by Hiromu Arakawa (Fullmetal Alchemist, Silver Spoon), who is adapting the story from a novel series by Yoshiki Tanaka. Funimation described 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.