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Earlier today, the official Heroic Legend of Arslan anime website updated with a new character visual. The site unveiled new artwork, which features Hilmes as he will appear in upcoming second season Arslan Senki: Fūjin Ranbu (The Heroic Legend of Arslan: Dust Storm Dance).

Heroic Legend of Arslan S2 Character Visual - Hilmes 001 - 20160422

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.

Heroic Legend of Arslan Season 2 Visual 001 - 20160415The 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.

Eir Aoi (Kill la Kill, Sword Art Online) will perform the season’s opening theme, while Kalafina will return to perform the closing.

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.

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Arslan: Yūsuke Kobayashi
  • Dayrun: Yoshimasa Hosoya
  • Narsus: Daisuke Namikawa
  • Elam: Natsuki Hanae
  • Hilmes: Yuuki Kaji
  • Alfreed: Manami Numakura
  • Jaswant: Wataru Hatano
  • Etoile: Yumi Uchiyama

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, Elam, Farangis, Gieve, Alfreed, and Jaswant were released to promote the show. You can check these out below:

Source: The Heroic Legend of Arslan Website