The classic fantasy series is coming back in a big way!
Earlier today, a new trailer for the upcoming anime adaptation of Heroic Legend of Arslan made its way online. The series, which is based on Hiromu Arakawa’s manga of the same name, will began airing on Japanese TV on April 5.
Heroic Legend of Arslan goes a bit further back than this, though. The series began in 1986 as a series of fantasy novels by Yoshiki Tanaka (Legend of the Galactic Heroes). The books featured illustrations by Yoshitaka Amano (Vampire Hunter D, Final Fantasy) and Shinobu Tanno.
The series is still running today, with 14 volumes in circulation.
Since its initial publication, The Heroic Legend of Arslan received two animated films, an OVA series, and a pair of manga adaptations. The first adaptation, which ran from 1991 to 1996, was written by Chisato Nakamura.
Arakawa’s adaptation of the series, which currently runs in Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine, began publication in 2013. Three collected volumes are currently available. In North America, Kodansha Comics USA holds the title’s license.
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