The troops are lining up, and the forces are ready. All that remains is to wait those last, painful days.
Earlier today, the official Heroic Legend of Arslan anime website updated with a pair of character visuals. The site unveiled new artwork, which features Farangis and Gieve as they will appear in upcoming second season Arslan Senki: Fūjin Ranbu (The Heroic Legend of Arslan: Dust Storm Dance).
The Heroic Legend of Arslan: Dust Storm Dance will kick off in July. The series will air on Sundays on MBS and TBS in the coveted “Nichigo” 5:00PM time slot.
Actors Maaya Sakamoto and KENN are slated to return as Farangis and Gieve, respectively. The two join four previously confirmed cast members:
- Arslan: Yūsuke Kobayashi
- Dayrun: Yoshimasa Hosoya
- Narsus: Daisuke Namikawa
- Elam: Natsuki Hanae
- Hilmes: Yuuki Kaji
- Alfreed: Manami Numakura
- Jaswant: Wataru Hatano
- Etoile: Yumi Uchiyama
The Heroic Legend of Arslan is based on Fullmetal Alchemist creator Hiromu Arakawa’s manga of the same name. The series is being directed by Noriyuki Abe (Black Butler: Book of Circus) at studios Liden Films and Sanzigen. Character designs are being provided by Kazuo Watanabe and Ushio Tazawa, while Makoto Uezu is in charge of series composition.
Arakawa’s manga is an adaptation of Yoshiki Tanaka’s The Heroic Legend of Arslan novels.
Most of the cast and crew are returning for the upcoming season. Kyō Yamashita will replace Daisuke Suzuki as CG Director, while Tatsuya Shimano replaces Hiroshi Adachi as Modeling Director. CGI production is being moved to 3dCGI from Sanzigen.
Eir Aoi (Kill la Kill, Sword Art Online) will perform the season’s opening theme, while Kalafina will return to perform the closing.
Funimation holds the North American rights to The Heroic Legend of Arslan anime series. The company streams the show on their streaming platform and on YouTube. In the UK, Viewster holds the license to the show.
Previously character designs for Arslan, Daryun, Narsus, and Elam were released to promote the show. You can check these out below: