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The Heroic Legend of Arslan 2nd Season Premieres in July

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Eir Aoi, Kalafina perform theme songs for new series

The official website for The Heroic Legend of Arslan television anime series announced on Sunday that the second season of the series will premiere in July. The new series is titled Arslan Senki: Fūjin Ranbu (The Heroic Legend of Arslan: Dust Storm Dance).

The website also revealed that Eir Aoi (Sword Art Online, Fate/Zero) will perform the new season's opening theme song and Kalafina (Madoka Magica, first season of The Heroic Legend of Arslan) will perform the ending theme song.

The new season will air on Sundays at 5 p.m. on MBS and TBS, which is the "Nichigo" timeslot. My Hero Academia will air in the timeslot starting in April, and The Seven Deadly Sins: Signs of holy war special will air for four weeks in the timeslot starting in August.

The staff and cast are returning to the new series, but Kyō Yamashita is the new CG director, replacing Daisuke Suzuki, and Tatsuya Shimano is replacing Hiroshi Adachi as the modeling director. Felix Film is replacing SANZIGEN with the 3DCGI.

NBC Universal also began streaming a new short anime on Sunday for the series titled "Kigyōsenshi Arslan" (Corporate Warrior Arslan). The spinoff features the characters in a modern setting.

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.

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 fourth 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.

Source: MoCa News

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