The Heroic Legend of Arslan (アルスラーン戦記) is a Japanese fantasy novel series written by Yoshiki Tanaka. It started to be published in 1986 and as of 2014 there are 14 novels and one side story in the official guidebook Arslan Senki Tokuhon. It is based on the Persian epic, Amir Arsalan. It was adapted into a manga, which caught up with the novel and then received an original ending, and ran from November 1991 to September 1996. It also received two anime film adaptations, and a four-part, unfinished anime OVA. In 2013, a second manga adaptation started serializing at Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine, with illustrations by Hiromu Arakawa. An anime television series based on the Arakawa manga premiered in 2015.
The story follows the exploits of Arslan, the crown prince of the fictional kingdom of Pars, which is taken over by the neighboring nation of Lusitania after his father, the king, Andragoras III, falls victim to a treacherous plot led by some of his most trusted retainers. After barely escaping with his life, Arslan rejoins his loyal servant, Daryun. Backed up by only a few more companions, including the philosopher and tactician Narsus and his young servant Elam, also Farangis, an aloof, cold priestess, and Gieve, a travelling musician and con-man, Arslan must stand against overwhelming odds to assemble an army strong enough to liberate his nation from the Lusitanian army which is led by the elusive warrior known as “Silvermask”, who is later revealed to be another contender to Pars’ throne.
TV Series (2015)
[Apr 22, 2015] ED: Lapis Lazuli
[May 27, 2015] OP: Boku no Kotoba dewa nai, Kore wa Bokutachi no Kotoba
[Aug 12, 2015] ED2: One Light
[Aug 26, 2015] Arslan Senki Vol. 2 Special CD
[Oct 23, 2015] Arslan Senki Vol. 4 Bonus CD
[Sep 02, 2015] OP2: Uzu & Uzu
[Sep 26, 2015] The Heroic Legend of Arslan Original Soundtrackc 18
[Dec 18, 2015] Arslan Senki Character Song CD
[Feb 24, 2016] Arslan Senki Vol. 8 Special CD