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Heroic Legend of Arslan 2nd Season Reveals New Cast, Characters

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Tetsu Inada, Tesshô Genda, Sōma Saitō join 2nd season premiering on July 3

The official website for the Arslan Senki: Fūjin Ranbu (The Heroic Legend of Arslan: Dust Storm Dance) television anime series revealed three new character designs and their respective cast members on Thursday.

The new cast members are (character name romanizations are not officially confirmed):

Tetsu Inada (Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE's Kurogane, Turn A Gundam's Harry Ord) as Ilterish, a young general of Turan's large army who invaded Pars while it was still in a panic. He is an ambitious man with a violent temper, and he fights like a warrior gone mad. Those serving him call him by the title "Jinon" (Royal Prince).

Tesshô Genda (One-Punch Man's Metal Knight, Sengoku Basara franchise's Takeda Shingen) as Tokhtamysh, the 14th king of Turan's army who gained his position through many years of political strife. He decided to invade Pars in order to strengthen his currently weak political influence. He goes out on the battlefield to fight himself during the battle at Peshawar Castle, but...

Sōma Saitō (RIN-NE's Kain, Haikyu!!'s Tadashi Yamaguchi) as Jimsa, a general of Turan's army whose face makes him look younger than he really is. He's proud of his quick movements during battle, which are thanks to his small build. He has a gallant personality, and is very skilled with the sword, but is even better with a blowgun. During the battle at Peshawar Castle, he is led to an unimaginable fate.

The website additionally revealed the titles of the theme songs on Wednesday. Eir Aoi (Sword Art Online, Fate/Zero) will perform the new season's opening theme song "Tsubasa" (Wings), and Kalafina (Madoka Magica, first season of The Heroic Legend of Arslan) will perform the ending theme song "blaze." Aoi's single will ship on July 20 and Kalafina's single will ship on August 10.

The new season will be eight episodes long, and it will premiere on July 3. The new season will air on Sundays at 5 p.m. on MBS and TBS, which is the "Nichigo" timeslot.

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.

Update: Changed character's name spelling from Toktomish to Tokhtamysh. Thanks, KutovoiAnton.

Source: Comic Natalie

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