Prince Arslan is fighting to liberate his land of Pars. His journey will take him across the lands, to fantastic realms. Now, he takes the battle to YouTube.
Yesterday, FUNimation started streaming The Heroic Legend of Arslan on their YouTube channel. The first seven episodes are currently available to North American users in subtitled format.
The Heroic Legend of Arslan is based on Hiromu Arakawa’s (Fullmetal Alchemist) adaptation of the popular fantasy novel series. The Noriyuki Abe (Flame of Recca, Bleach) is directing the series, while studios Liden Films and Sanzigen produce the animation.
FUNimation has been streaming The Heroic Legend of Arslan on their streaming platform, as well as Hulu. The company announced that they acquired the domestic rights to the title on April 2, and the series began airing on April 5.
The company describes the story as follows:
In the kingdom of Pars lies the Royal Capital of Ecbatana, a powerful city ruled by the fearsome King Andragoras. Arslan, the 14-year-old prince of Pars, is a green ruler and lacks the fierce leadership skills possessed by his father. After his father falls victim to a treacherous plot headed by one of his most trusted comrades, the kingdom of Pars falls in the war with the neighboring nation of Lusitania. Narrowly escaping with his life, Arslan must embark on a journey to reclaim the fallen kingdom and fulfill his destiny as ruler of Pars.
Over the weekend FUNimation revealed the dub cast for the series, which is slated to run as one of this season’s Broadcast Dubs.