The Heroic Legend of Arslan

Arslan Senki (TV)

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The year is 320. Under the rule of the belligerent King Andragoras III, the Kingdom of Pars is at war with the neighboring empire, Lusitania. Though different from his father in many aspects, Arslan, the young prince, sets out to prove his valor on the battlefield for the very first time. However, when the king is betrayed by one of his most trusted officials, the Parsian army is decimated and the capital city of Ecbatana is sieged. With the army in shambles and the Lusitanians out for his head, Arslan is forced to go on the run. With a respected general by his side, Daryun, Arslan soon sets off on a journey in search of allies that will help him take back his home. However, the enemies that the prince faces are far from limited to just those occupying his kingdom. Armies of other kingdoms stand ready to conquer Ecbatana. Moreover, the mastermind behind Lusitania's victory, an enigmatic man hiding behind a silver mask, poses a dangerous threat to Arslan and his company as he possesses a secret that could jeopardize Arslan's right to succession. With the odds stacked against him, Arslan must find the strength and courage to overcome these obstacles, and allies who will help him fight in the journey that will help prepare him for the day he becomes king.

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English: The Heroic Legend of Arslan
Japanese: アルスラーン戦記
Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2015 to Sep 27, 2015
Premiered: Spring 2015
Broadcast: Sundays at 17:00 (JST)
Producers: Dentsu, Mainichi Broadcasting System, Kodansha, Magic Capsule, Ultra Super Pictures, Graphinica, NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan
Licensors: Funimation
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Historical, Shounen
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
Resolution: 1080p, 480p, 720p
Type: Eng Sub


Noriyuki Abe – Director
Jin Aketagawa – Sound Director
Yasuto Nishikata – Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Souichi Shimada – Episode Director
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Boku no Kotoba de wa Nai, Kore wa Bokutachi no Kotoba” (僕の言葉ではない これは僕達の言葉) by UVERworld (eps 1-13)
OP2: “Uzu to Uzu” (渦と渦) by NICO Touches the Walls (eps 14-24)
ED1: “Lapis Lazuli (ラピスラズリ)” by Eir Aoi (eps 1-13)
ED2: “One Light” by Kalafina (eps 14-24)
ED3: “Uzu to Uzu” (渦と渦) by NICO Touches the Walls (ep 25)

Episode List

01: The Glory of Ecbatana
02: Age Fourteen, Maiden Battle
03: The Knight in Black
04: The World-Weary Strategist
05: The Royal Capital Burns (Part One)
06: The Royal Capital Burns (Part Two)
07: The Beauties and the Beasts
08: The Treasonus Hero
09: Beneath the Mask
10: The Lord and Master of Kashan Fortress
11: The Road to Peshawar
12: A Knight’s Loyalty
13: Two Princes
14: The Foreign Prince
15: The Black Leopard of Sindhura
16: Elegy for the Setting Sun
17: The Duel Before the Gods
18: Once Again Across the River
19: The End of Winter
20: The True Face of a Knight
21: A Song of Farewell
22: The Night Before the Attack
23: The Battle for the Keep of Saint Emmanuel
24: The Decisive Battle
25: The Highway of Blood and Sweat



Well-made war drama set in something like ancient Persia. It’s a good watch based on an old manga based on an ancient legend or something.


Good OP’s boring show


Fresh air and underrated. Not for everyone tho, but still, pretty good anime.


Moe Game of Thrones


Lost the realism it had and never develops its characters. Started with a lot of potential but couldn’t carry it forward.


Kind of like Yona, but more politics and male lead. I enjoyed this for what it is. Good action and characters are mostly good too.


way too underrated



    "We, who hurt each other so terribly, will sit here licking each other's wounds. We damaged goods will each seek the other out in comfort. If you are to die tomorrow, I'm fine with my life ending then as well. But if you want to live for me for one more day,I'll go on living with you today as well. And thus begins a tale of kindred, bound by their scars. Soaked in red and written in black, a story of blood. One of which I'll never speak. Our very own, precious as it is, story of scars. And I have no intention of reciting it to anyone."